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    While I know these things are possible, I still say that is twisting the dragons tail.

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    My late brother worked in cable system construction in the 90's, and they were taught never to put your open hand toward the line in case the live cable arced into you hand, and your hand clasped the cable reflexively and turned you into a crispy critter. You face your palm away from any cable that could be life so if teh juice made you make a fist, you didn't have a live cable running through the middle of it and you had a chance to pull away.

    Having been struck by lightning, I can tell you that regardless of his experience and his perception that he is well insulated and safe, this guy is an utter jackass who doesn't respect the voltage he's playing with.

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