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Can You Get Electrocuted by Peeing?

• livescience.com
 Matthew Zeno, 30, was returning home from a bar early this morning (July 8) when he chose to relieve himself along the G-train subway line, according to the New York Post.
 
But some analysts are throwing cold water on these kinds of reports, saying it's not possible to be electrocuted by urinating on an electric line.
 
A stream of urine quickly separates into individual droplets, according to the television program "MythBusters." Because the urine isn't a steady stream, it would be highly unlikely that a powerful electric current could travel up it.

Nonetheless, though it may be rare, there are a handful of cases in which an individual (always male, it seems) has died when a strong electric current traveled up his urine stream.

 

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