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    'HIGH VOLTAGE': Utah Police Crack Down on People Swinging from Hammocks on Power Lines

    https://www.newsweek.com/high-voltag...-lines-1614979


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Clifton View Post
    'HIGH VOLTAGE': Utah Police Crack Down on People Swinging from Hammocks on Power Lines

    https://www.newsweek.com/high-voltag...-lines-1614979


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom Grappler View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhjanes View Post
    "That there's GAMBLING going on here!......" (Casablanca)
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    Quote Originally Posted by packman9000 View Post
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    "These lines carry 75,000 kilovolts..."

    Is that a typo or are they actually running 75 million volts on those lines?!?

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    So its obviously a bad idea to do this. It should go without saying but saying it none the less

    But I didnt see anyone hanging from the lines. The pylon itself shouldnt have anything running through it. Even if you are hanging on the line thats what the service people do (obviously not in a hammock) and what birds do all the time. It isnt actually as ludicrous as it seems because youre not making a circuit (if youre doing it right). It isnt the potential, its the potential difference that matters. Of course youre not going to be able to get onto it like they do

    https://youtu.be/9YmFHAFYwmY

    https://energized.edison.com/stories...on-power-lines

    Once again. Still unbelievably dumb and future Darwin Award winners if theres a little bad luck. But the physics is interesting.
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    "These lines carry 75,000 kilovolts and that power can jump from the lines. This activity is extremely risky," it added.
    Yeah, but when this baby hits 1.21 gigawatts, youre gonna see some serious stuff.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dscotthep View Post
    "These lines carry 75,000 kilovolts..."

    Is that a typo or are they actually running 75 million volts on those lines?!?
    likely a typo as most US high transmission lines are limited to 500kv. AEP owns several 765kv lines including one in Indiana and one in West VA. Still, wouldnt want to be near any of those lines

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