Just went to the bar and caught the tail end of a report that a guy near Berlin just electrocuted himself by driving spikes into his lawn and wiring them to the mains supply to kill moles, [ taupes ]. Moles survived.
[This message has been edited by Alan Belson (edited 01-18-2007).]
Yeah, and to make it worse that guy was a retired electrician!
Oooooh yes, that cartoon! I watched it when I was a kid too. I especially remember one episode when a grumbly guy with a real impressing garden wanted to kill the mole with a huge bottle of poison... the mole absolutely ruined is garden, and he‘s sitting inside, watching TV, a commercial for poison... then they tear away his antenna and the picture moves as they move the antenna... then he carries home a HUGE bottle of some awful looking stuff... but somehow the mole survives. It was just cool!
#146523 - 01/14/0704:34 PMRe: Mole man electrocuted
A news release quoted police sources saying he used 380v!
Yup, and luckily a neighbor watched him, so he could at least keep the policemen from electrocuting themselves! They first took out all breakers (for some reason the panel was located in the garage) and pulled the plug before proceeding.
I don't think that guy really understood the idea of grounding... and to think he was an electrician...
Honestly, it's a tragedy with those perfectionist gardeners with too much free time. My grandmother's landlord was one of them... he cut the lawn three times a week, in exactly the same pattern... result: permanent yellow lines where ever the wheels of the mower touched the lawn every time...
Or to remember that (Austrian) lady who could be seen taking her vacuum cleaner outside to vac the garden path... (honestly, I saw that myself!)
#146526 - 01/14/0708:07 PMRe: Mole man electrocuted