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#176086 - 03/19/08 11:05 PM Too good not to share
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From alt.electrical.engineering newsgroup
"Gabriel Thomas Mondragon, 29 years old, who recently arrived from New Mexico, explained to Sheriff’s Deputies that in an attempt to make the people on Orcas “suffer just like the whales and trees”, he attempted to use a tree limbing saw -on a metal pole- to cut through a 69,000 volt power line..."


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http://www.islandguardian.com/archives/00001878.html
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#176088 - 03/20/08 03:44 AM Re: Too good not to share [Re: gfretwell]
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Being well informed on the power of high voltage power lines, Mondragon cleverly put on several pair of latex dish washing gloves to isolate him from electrocution, and proceeded to touch saw to power line.

...Mondragon was found laying on his back some distance from the line, his pants had been on fire, where they had burned away from his hips down. His gloves had partially melted, and he had “first, second and third degree burns’ on various parts of his body.


hahahahaha, this is too much! Guy is damned lucky to have survived.
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#176089 - 03/20/08 03:45 AM Re: Too good not to share [Re: gfretwell]
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Oh.my.god!!!

It's quite a surprise he's still able to explain something...
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#176099 - 03/20/08 11:17 AM Re: Too good not to share [Re: Texas_Ranger]
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There's nothing like a pair of Marigolds for protecting you from 69kV..... shocked
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#176124 - 03/20/08 09:34 PM Re: Too good not to share [Re: pauluk]
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Unfortunately, he survived. We'd be much better off if idiots like this successfully removed themselves from the gene pool.
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#176129 - 03/21/08 05:31 AM Re: Too good not to share [Re: noderaser]
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Well he did survive, but will he ever reproduce?

Like someone once told me, "No one is ever useless, if nothing else, he can be an example of what not be."

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#176132 - 03/21/08 08:34 AM Re: Too good not to share [Re: LarryC]
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He's probably in line for an award. The Darwin Awards are given to people like that.

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#176133 - 03/21/08 09:01 AM Re: Too good not to share [Re: andyenglish]
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I wonder if they had to shock him back to life. What a jerk.
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#176136 - 03/21/08 02:18 PM Re: Too good not to share [Re: JValdes]
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He missed out on the Darwin award, they are only given posthumously. Maybe the burns sterilized him and he will not be able to reproduce.
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#176137 - 03/21/08 02:20 PM Re: Too good not to share [Re: wire_twister]
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Speaking of posthumous awards:


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