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#40500 - 07/21/04 09:26 PM some people are crazy
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Hopefully this doesn't catch on. Although I did have a helper that used to enjoy getting bit a little to much. May not be such an isolated case eh.
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#40501 - 07/21/04 10:47 PM Re: some people are crazy
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I assume that "holy man" will be meeting his creator in the near future.

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#40502 - 07/21/04 11:29 PM Re: some people are crazy
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Something tells me this guy hasn't had the "pleasure" of contacting 2 phases at once! I wonder what voltages this clown is actually touching???

-Randy
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#40503 - 07/22/04 01:52 AM Re: some people are crazy
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I wonder how the good doctor came up with this:
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According to Dr Amit Chaturvedi who works at the Lalitpur Civil Hospital, the human body can absorb currents up to 12 volts. In the baba's case however, repeated exposure to electricity seems to have built up his body's tolerance levels to as much as 16 volts.

Sounds like the usual sort of electrical nonsense written in newspaper reports.

The "Current Baba" may be interested in making the Florida Dept. of Corrections an offer for a piece of equipment which will soon be surplus to requirements!

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#40504 - 07/22/04 04:22 AM Re: some people are crazy
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The consumption of bhang, ganja, and liquor from the age of 10 might have something to do with his stupidity.
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#40505 - 07/22/04 05:01 AM Re: some people are crazy
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My uncle used the 'old timer' method of checking for voltage in a panel by contacting thumb and forefinger to the bus or cables...by the time he was retired he couldn't feel 120v without licking his thumb and finger first, and even then sometimes he'd check across phases to be sure it was hot!
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#40506 - 07/22/04 11:20 AM Re: some people are crazy
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EEK!!

What a nut...

The human body can withstand thousands of volts; it is the available current that determines the level of cooking. Viz; electric fences send a pulse of > 10,000V down the line, but the available current is negligable for such a short burst. Having been brought up around dairy cows I learned not to pee near electric fencer units

As you say; a typical 'knowledge-free' media response
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