I think it depends on the targeted age group, but that sure looks dangerous. Where is this photo from?
I still remember being told at a very young age that if I ever put something (and more specifically, something such as a knife) into an outlet, I would get pulled inside and would be stuck forever. (My wife finally convinced me that plugging in the vacuum cleaner really is not dangerous.)
Re: A Good Safety Poster?#115238 08/28/0309:53 PM08/28/0309:53 PM
The picture was emailed to me by an online buddy (and co-contributor to the Use-Net newsgroup rec.antiques.radio+phono). Don't know where he got it from.
We were joking around about another guy who frequents the group...who, some time back, actually admitted that he had done a similar thing once.
I believe he said he tried to pry off one of those really old round hemi-spehrical bakelite plugs using either a screwdriver or a knife. You know, the ones similar to those black open-front caps but without the little handle to grasp onto.
He's got a habit of blowing up old radios a lot....
[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 08-28-2003).]
Re: A Good Safety Poster?#115240 08/29/0305:11 PM08/29/0305:11 PM
Looks like a good topic to start a heart-to-heart discussion in an episode of Leave It To Beaver.
Seriously though, I suppose young kid seeing the picture on its own without any supporting words from adults might get ideas about trying it. I think the picture would need to be backed up with a lesson on why doing something such as this is a bad idea, and an explanation of the consequences.
I love getting kids involved with technical stuff if they seem interested, and a few weeks ago I had a little girl (about 5) who was fascinated by what I was doing and wanted to help. A couple of times I gave her a pair of side-cutters and let her cut wires for me.
I did explain that she must only ever do such a thing if a grown-up tells her to, but was it still encouragement to maybe do something she shouldn't?
Re: A Good Safety Poster?#115242 09/02/0305:59 PM09/02/0305:59 PM