This is a Joke

Matthew Burgess ca9mbu at
Fri Feb 21 12:19:50 PST 2003

"Ian Molton" <spyro at> wrote in message
news:20030221200342.1afcec31.spyro at
> On Fri, 21 Feb 2003 19:39:33 +0000 (UTC)
> miguel at (Miguel Bazdresch) wrote:
> >
> > I once was connected in series with a 60,000V supply, for at least a
> > minute. Here I am still.
> >
> > The thing is that it was at a very high-frequency, which doesn't
> > affect the body at all.
> Anyone who has suffered RF burns will tell you that that is hogwash.
> the thing was that almost no current was flowing at the time.
> > It was cool: it was a lab experiment in high
> > school, where we connected a neon lamp to the supply, then somebody
> > would put a finger near the other end of the lamp. A purple spark
> > would jump from the lamp to the finger, and the lamp would light up.
> > The circuit would close through the ground.
> Try a van-de-graff sometime. now THAT is cool...

It brings back too many bad (and painful) memories for me - I don't have
much luck really! :)

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