Tree Branch Falls On Power Lines

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+22 1. Neojack commented 13 years ago

The fireworks @ 00:11 are so nice 8-)
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+4 2. PortugaL26 commented 13 years ago

A tree branch well-done
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+40 3. Xeromyr commented 13 years ago

Clearly not an accident. I know that most places where this video is shown it says things like "Accident" Or "Branch falls on power lines" or whatever. Someone defiantly threw it up there with the intent to film what happened.
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-3 4. nokster commented 13 years ago

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+34 5. CrackrJak commented 13 years ago

And this is exactly why you don't fly kites near power lines kids.
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+50 6. Valerio commented 13 years ago

That sound is scary, Mr. Tesla would be proud! >:)
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+18 7. AL-AIN commented 13 years ago

poor tree branch dont play with electric ;) ;)
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+13 8. Cuni commented 13 years ago

#5 Unless you have Inspector Gadjet rubber boots !
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-3 9. cranky commented 13 years ago

I thought wood was a good insulator of electricity.
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+20 10. greenelephant commented 13 years ago

I'm gonna try this outside right now!
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+7 11. sitaauk commented 13 years ago

I'm not sure if it's any relevant to this particular video but i've got massive pain in my bollocks
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+17 12. ImprsdBySmartVid commented 13 years ago

Impressive... I suppose the branch was not completely dry, the high-voltage electricity flows through it, making hot enough to set the fire we've seen. And the ionized gas from the fire also conduct electricity like a small lightning, so we have the firework-effect.
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+8 13. Chrisofskjern commented 13 years ago

Awesome. Well the branch probably contained some moist and that made it conductive just enough to not short circuit the system thus shutting off the power in the neighborhood. Instead it just looked awesome and made it to SnotR for our pleasure :D
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-2 14. firetwister commented 13 years ago

ha ha thats like $100,000 worth of damage rit there. good work i might give it a go some time :D
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+12 15. kekke2000 commented 13 years ago

So it fell from the sky!!?
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+9 16. jiant commented 13 years ago

well spotted there #3 thanks for clearing that up.... ;)
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+5 17. Diarmaid commented 13 years ago

Clearly no accident, - and EXTREMELY dangerous!
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+8 18. Kronephon commented 13 years ago

the sound of millions of plant cells all crying in agony as they become charcoal
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+5 19. 13wallace13 commented 13 years ago

#11 you just made my day sir
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+6 20. edmund commented 13 years ago

So tempted to go try it out...
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+4 21. irishgek commented 13 years ago

#12 the out side of the branch might be dry but once there is some moisture in the branch theres enough high voltage for it to travel threw small cracks and even solid wood hense the wierd lookin effect and man if you want to see wiki fuck up bad after looking up

Electromagnetic induction

Look under related for this ffs FAIL

The principles of electromagnetic induction are applied in many devices and systems, including:
Transcranial magnetic stimulation
Faraday Flashlight

Dont know what a fleshlight is mu guest and have a laugh goto the wiki

And also to the person who said im going to try this out dont as it can fry $10,000 transformers with ease and knock out a whole neighbor hood or even a small town
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+5 22. Esthreel commented 13 years ago

Just trust me, do not fast forward it is worth the wait.
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+5 23. chuchesaku commented 13 years ago

#21 a whole neighborhood?

you just gave me an idea >:)
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+3 24. prankphonecall commented 13 years ago

#3 have a look at the wind blowing leaves past at the beginning of the clip. I imagine throwing a branch in high winds and getting to land so perfectly on 2 power lines is about as feasible as mother nature doing it herself.
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+4 25. SpikedSilver commented 13 years ago

maybe somebody should sell that country insulated cables -.-
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+1 26. huldu commented 13 years ago

That looked far more efficient than the electric chair... if you catch my drift.
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+3 27. peacinu commented 13 years ago

Hm, another old video... :| :| :|
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+2 28. andrer999 commented 13 years ago

there's a similar video with an indian guy touching the power lines on top of a train...different sounds though... >:)
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+2 29. montypython commented 13 years ago

soo . . . why are the power lines higher than the surrounding trees ?
An "accident" huh? Transformer needs to be replaced now so I can play my xbox
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+1 30. odthegreatest commented 13 years ago

sucks the life out of it >:)
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+1 31. bugattiboy253 commented 13 years ago

theres no tree above the line for it too fall on, sooo sum douche through it up there!
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0 32. lockandload commented 13 years ago

nice but dangerous at the same time :O
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0 33. InfiniteBoredom commented 13 years ago

kinda makes you wanna not touch power lines