• This case of electrocution might have been avoided, had these fellows not been jerks. - Winter Ventura
  • Flux Capacitor? - JasonWalton
  • Oh darn I forgot my shoes again. I'll just go back inside to get them. BZZZZZZZZ oh wow what was that?!?! - martymarman
  • Not to nitpick, but they did a really poor job tying that knot. - nbpphoto
  • I'm guessing this is the 1931 equivalent of a fusebox and meter. - chromatix
  • No longer putting up with Adolf sneaking into their rooms. Heinrich and Ulrich set a trap that serial rapist will never forget. - Karzdan
  • Michael Jackson Grandgrandfather... ja ja ja - LeveL Stencil
  • This was just the kids taking a stand against the hitting kind of dad. - jazzbastard79
  • Flying low? - cobrophy
  • The two-headed child! - Ali Tee
  • What kind of floor is this? Last time I checked, wood wasn't very conductive. Unless you use 3-4 kV... - nitro2k01 (Gameboy Genius)
  • Subtle bulge. Gross. - thisismydisaster68
  • Oh oh!! It's a new trap FOR Nazis!! - Sohny2007
  • "Home Alone" Berlin Version, 1939 - Sohny2007

30 Ways to Shock Yourself

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

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  1. Count Spatula 65 months ago | reply

    This is why you should always wear flippers around the house.

  2. ~wishiwasanotter~ 65 months ago | reply

    My attorney says : "yep...this would definately be an accident...or diminished responsibility as a fallback position"

  3. mlemmen1 65 months ago | reply

    He's wearing a vest, but no shoes?

  4. bogiwoye 65 months ago | reply

    What about socks if not shoes or slippers? Did people wear socks back then?

  5. Mmm Figgy 65 months ago | reply

    The more I read these, the more this sounds like a guide on how to actually electrocute people.

  6. rolypolyrolypolyrolypolyrolypoly 65 months ago | reply

    By the looks of it, the kids have been doing this trick on Pops for quite a few years already.

  7. Thai Siam 65 months ago | reply

    "This oughtta bring Shoeless Joe Jackson down a notch!"

  8. Count Spatula 65 months ago | reply

    Clearly the choice in this one is shoes or no shoes.

  9. rmccue 65 months ago | reply

    "Hey Pop, come and touch this buzzing handle!"

  10. Kevbo 65 months ago | reply

    "101 Ways To Get Back At Your Parents!"

  11. dmoisan 65 months ago | reply

    "damn kids, I'll fix th....YEAAARRRGGGH!"

  12. matrix29gj 65 months ago | reply

    So I'm guessing the floors in this home are composed of wet mud or sopping wet concrete or bare metal?

    How exactly is the electricity supposed to ground out here?
    It's not like this is a "HOME ALONE" movie with two indestructible bunglers and a kid who obsesses over "RAMBO".

  13. jasonsargo 65 months ago | reply

    Uncle Ernst had touched little Klaus one too many times with his "crystal radio ground rod".

  14. hn0j 65 months ago | reply

    1.21 Giggawatts!!

  15. Ray2Jerry 65 months ago | reply

    It looks like the priest's fly is undone, I would have done the same thing if I were two young boys.

  16. chupocabara 65 months ago | reply

    "You zee ernst? When we Show papa zee electric door ve have invented he vill finally recover zee family fortune!"

  17. goopuddle 64 months ago | reply

    Of course, with the boys freshly home from school, they still had the shoes on that Poppa was on his way to retrieve before going to work.

  18. aaron_ireland 15 months ago | reply

    This illustration was misplaced, this is actually from the HJ merit badge instruction manual. This is for the "I am an evil nasty little Nazi" badge

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