30 Ways to Shock Yourself

Here are 30 illustrations from the book Elektroschutz in 132 Bildern. These diagrams outline causes of electrical accidents


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  • Bernardo Barlach 6y

    I`m also worried about anybody UNDER the wires. "Is it raining?"
  • Julio Marquez 6y

    OMG best one so far... lol
  • chupocabara 6y

    Hitting the Wire spot on like this was worth at least 50 points.
  • Kat Phillips 6y

  • Gabriel Abejon 6y

    The fakie grip is hysterical.
  • Aloha Tobal! 6y

  • Sondra Caserio 6y

    This makes waxing seem like an ATTRACTIVE alternative
  • JMahorney 6y

    omg! Dont pee on a powerline? I'm glad you told me!!
  • Dizzy Swank 6y

    I've heard of people pissing on electrical fences... not recommended! ;)
  • Keiran Hancock 6y

    hes holding his willy with his hand backwards?
  • Keiran Hancock 6y

    hes wearing no shoes, wearing trouser suspenders, holding his penis backhanded and looks as if hes enjoying being electrocuted in his penis. weirdo
  • jjg976 6y

    He just looks in pain - beFORE the supposed shock.
  • Ashley Ringrose 6y

    seeing this a few years ago would have saved me lots of pain
  • Bruno Pereira 6y

    great collection! This is one of my favourite!LOL

    its that possible?
  • überRegenbogen 6y

    I = V[c]/R[p]
  • Keiran Hancock 6y

    hes walking down the street, pissed, no shoes, wearing a leaderhosen and pissing off a bridge, wtf, what people get up to these days
  • Dangersmith 5y

    I'm going to give this a try... I'll let you know how it goes!
  • notexactly* 4y

    It's not a myth. There are still "pee protectors" above overhead power cables where these pass below pedestrian bridges. I'll post some photos and link to them.

    That's what those are for! I was always told they were to keep you from throwing things on the wires. It makes sense now.
  • aaron_ireland 2y

    And Hitler was convinced "Aryans" were superior? Was he aware that his people apparently needed an illustrated warning to stave off an epidemic of "Death by urination all over electrical wires" ?
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