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The Human Conductor #74450 01/21/07 09:23 PM
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This guy says that he does electrical work on contract. Would you hire him? lol


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eESkYEhynCg

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Re: The Human Conductor #74451 01/21/07 09:36 PM
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I have to call BS on that one. Judging from the brightness of the bulbs, his body has nearly zero resistance?

Has to be some kind of a trick...

Re: The Human Conductor #74452 01/21/07 10:34 PM
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Shunted current is all I can say.
Didn't this guy die a few months back when his "show" went wrong?

Re: The Human Conductor #74453 01/21/07 10:55 PM
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Anybody remember Monsieur Mange-tout? He established the world record for eating a bicycle, then the Guiness people decided they wouldn't take any more records in this category. Then he ate a single-engine airplane, and a bunch of other things. I thought I remember reading that he died of an intestinal hemorrhage, but I guess not.

Re: The Human Conductor #74454 01/21/07 11:15 PM
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I read that he died working on a generator - and that it had nothing to do with the show. I think the bs call is right on the money, unless he's made out of aluminum foil or something.

Re: The Human Conductor #74455 01/22/07 12:14 PM
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How about high frequency current maybe 200kHz causing skin effect?

Re: The Human Conductor #74456 01/22/07 12:37 PM
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Would probably make the resistance problem worse by reducing the cross-sectional area that is conducting.

Not to mention the nasty RF burns... [Linked Image]

Re: The Human Conductor #74457 01/22/07 02:13 PM
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Tesla gave exhibitions in his laboratory in which he lighted lamps without wires by allowing electricity to flow through his body, to allay fears of alternating current.
http://www.corrosion-doctors.org/Biographies/TeslaBio.htm
second paragraph from the bottom

Re: The Human Conductor #74458 01/22/07 02:22 PM
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What kind of lamps? Incandescent or gas-discharge (fluorescent)?

You can light a fluorescent lamp by just holding it near a high power RF source. But the current involved is very low.

The video showed incandescent lamps, which would need the same amount of current through the filament whether powered from 60Hz or RF.

Re: The Human Conductor #74459 01/22/07 06:31 PM
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Mike's right - he got electrocuted last year messing with a generator.

There is never a shortage of folks willing to do anything to make money, rather than actually work for a living. Google Josef Pujol for one of the most unbelievable vaudeville acts ever.

Alan


[This message has been edited by Alan Belson (edited 01-22-2007).]


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