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How To Touch A Live Wire

01/09/06

  10:22:59 pm, by Nimble   , 91 words  
Categories: Thoughts, Common Sense, Science

How To Touch A Live Wire

File under Uncommon Common Sense...

Was talking to a coworker of mine whose father apparently used to put together his own televisions and radios in his home country, and learned a small, very salient piece of common-sense advice.

If you want to touch a wire to see whether it's live, touch it using the back of your hand. That way, if the current makes your muscles contract, your hand jerks away from the wire instead of grabbing it harder.

Not that I'm going to try out this advice any time soon... :)

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