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Bluffboy says: My mate cheated death and burned his eyebrows off looking down the barrel of a potato gun. Tell us about your brushes with the Grim Reaper through stupidity.

(, Thu 12 Feb 2009, 20:01)
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wanna watch
I too discovered the magical force that is electricity at around 4 or 5 years old. Having been fascinated by the plug sockets for some time i wondered what effect this mysterious force had on other objects.

For my first (and only) experiment i chose my fathers antique fob watch as it had a handy and rather fetching gold chain and had been left easily accessible to 5 year old hands.
First i experimented with pushing the chain into the socket but was frustrated when it wouldn't go in.
Suddenly a flash of genius struck me. I would not be thwarted in my plans. I took the watch chain and wrappped it round aand round the television plug. Shivering with anticipation at what would happen i eased the plug into the socket. Would the watch hands whizz round really fast? Would i be able to control time itself?

What i didn't expect was a large blue flash a lot of smoke and me being blown across the room before the fuse tripped out.

The result of my experiments were

One very broken Tv
One very broken antique fob watch with a slightly melted chain
One blown household main fuse.
and one sore smacked bottom from when my parents found out.(back in the dark old days when smacking children wasn't frowned upon)

length? about 6 feet backwards
(, Tue 17 Feb 2009, 12:53, Reply)

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