Posted by daestrom on August 9, 2007, 9:28 pm
Stop excess electricity NOW! I've discovered a way to stop all your excess
electricity problems. I've decided to call it, 'a switch'. For more
Posted by Trygve Lillefosse on August 10, 2007, 9:40 am
On Thu, 9 Aug 2007 17:28:57 -0400, "daestrom"
You do not fool me, with a switch there will be a buildup of
electricty. Resulting in high pressure and eventualy the wire will
burst - spilling electrons all over the floor.
You could offcource have a buccet under the switch in case this
happens. But it is quite impractical, and you must pour all the
electrons trough a pretty small opening in the battery.
As I do not have time to be running around collecting electrons all
over the house, I "just say NO to switches".
SEE YA !!!
AKA - Malawi, The Fisher King
Posted by R.H. Allen on August 10, 2007, 2:43 pm
Trygve Lillefosse wrote:
Reminds me of the story about the old lady who insisted on having outlet
plugs on every socket not in use so the electricity wouldn't leak out.
I'm sure the many versions of the story I've heard are all urban
legends, but it wouldn't surprise me if somebody somewhere has actually
done something like it....
Posted by z on August 10, 2007, 5:17 pm
That was James Thurber, My Life and Hard Times (1933) -- his most famous
work was the Walter Mitty story, but I remember reading about the leaking
electricity from his book when I was a kid.
Posted by never on August 10, 2007, 6:06 pm
During the late 1930's, I recall my grandfather, a physician/surgeon
who had a keen grasp of the sciences, trying to explain to my
grandmother that there was no leaking of electricity in our home and
that she didn't need to take the steps - I don't recall those steps -
she was using to prevent leaks. I clearly remember her response,
"Better safe than sorry." Sort of like the issues in Homeland Security
stuff these days.