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Ride The Lightning: 110kV Power Line Short Circuiting

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This is a video of a 110kV (110,000-volt) power line in (where else?) Russia performing a very moving lightning dance after short circuiting. Now I'll be the first to admit I don't know anything about electricity except it's terrifying and I've electrocuted myself four times, but don't the people filming CAUSE the short circuit with some sort of wire or something? I'm pretty sure I saw that happen. Also, remember kids: if you ever see a downed power line in the street do NOT contact the authorities, that is your treasure because you found it and you and a friend should each pick up one end of the cable and JOUST WITH THEM. Okay now our lawyers are telling me I have to make it clear that was a joke and not something you should actually do. So don't do that. Have two friends do it while you film them. That cool, Mr. Lawyer Guy?

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to my buddy Terry, who I have every intention of waiting till he's sleeping then hooking a car battery up to his toes. But only AFTER I put his hand in warm water.

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  • Amit
  • CheriDunston

    I have to admit that is cool, but how did the film maker know that was going to happen? Or does he just stand around videoing power lines all day and this randomly happened?

  • tiltoman12

    Because he caused it. I don't know how he did it withou dying but at
    0:10 you can see him tending a string between two lines. It burns
    instantly and you can see the smoke.

  • Guest

    Russian guy used thundershock.
    Thundershock hits tree, it wasn't super effective.

  • jodamiller

    Kudos on not dying.

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