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Wednesday, November 19, 2008


That’s right, it is time for another installment of The Darwin Awards.

(26 February 2008, France) A 71-year-old pensioner met a shocking end when his frugal attempt to illuminate his yard with power siphoned from the National Grid backfired spectacularly.

The gentleman in question illegally opened a major power junction box at the front of his house, intending to hard-wire a cable to his garden shed. Unfortunately, the poor chap attempted to do this rewiring during a major downpour.

The fatal result was all too predictable. He was immediately deep fried and declared deceased at the scene.

Hmm…. Crispy.

So, the moral of the story? Don’t mess with electricity unless you are qualified to do so and NEVER attempt to wire a live box in the rain.



At 6:37 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

Holy guacamole Batman! Some people worry me with their stupidity, well not this guy anymore but you know what I mean.

This post reminds me of the warning on a hair dryer, it says......DO NOT use while in the water. And you know the only reason it was added was because someone has tried it before.

have a good day and thanks for the laugh! :)

At 7:20 AM, Blogger lime said...

it seems anyone with the knowhow to rewire a major junction box ought to have the smarts not to do so in the rain. i'm shocked by this one. apparently so was he.

*slinks away before rotten fruit can be thrown

At 9:05 AM, Blogger ciara said...

the stupidity level of people never seems to surprise me...and now he's a crispy critter. *sigh*

At 5:42 PM, Blogger Mona said...

This happens all too often in India. They siphon it from the overhead wires by latching a metal hook fixed to a wire, on them.

At 6:26 PM, Blogger G-Man said...

Definately words to live...er die by.
Hope to see you Friday James...G

At 1:32 AM, Blogger Mona said...

Happy Thanksgiving to James & Family! :)

At 4:50 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Well, thank you, Mona. The fun filled holiday is actually next Thursday, but I'm more than willing to start today. :D


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