Originally Posted by GrizzlyAdams
... Then again, I was the kid who in 7th grade shop class took the bare metal terminals of the voltage detector he just made, and slipped each terminal into a slot of a 120V wall socket to find out if there was juice there. I don't recall whether the detector lit up, but I very definitely found out there was current.
You did that too!?!?
Live (hopefully) and learn.