16 WHAT RANDOM FACT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE ONE DAY

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Let's say that an overhead power transmission line fell down near you and the ground is live with several thousand to a few hundred thousand volts. And somehow you're still standing.

In order to get away don't walk or run. Bunny hop or slowly shuffle keeping your feet touching. Electricity flows based on "difference of potential". If you walk then the distance from the source of the electricity between your two feet will be enough difference of potential to shock you.

But if you bunny hop away, or shuffle with your two feet staying in contact with each other, then you might just get away unscathed.

Want to see the concept of difference of potential in action? Watch this helicopter lineman work. he uses that rod to get himself to the same potential as the power line and then is able to safely directly touch it.

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