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10/23/2006 07:44 AM ID: 57812 Permalink   

Dog Pees on Power Line and Catches Fire; 148 Houses Powerless

 

42-year-old Brit Gary Davies watched on in shock as his dog Bailey, a Staffordshire bull terrier, lifted his leg to a live power line and ended up in flames.

Said Davies, “There was an almighty explosion and the whole street lit up. I turned round and the dog was on fire.”

148 residences in Middlestone Moor, Co Durham were powerless for five hours. Bailey was treated for burns and is recovering at home.

 
  Source: www.thesun.co.uk  
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  22 Comments
  
  heh  
 
hows his pecker?
 
  by: maccheese   10/23/2006 08:16 AM     
  hmmm  
 
ren & stimpy "don't whiz on the electric fence"... or in this case power lines...lol
 
  by: HAVOC666     10/23/2006 08:27 AM     
  I can't believe he survived!  
 
Set Bailey next to the power line and see if he pee’s on it again.
 
  by: Valkyrie123     10/23/2006 01:56 PM     
  Now,  
 
peta will probably stage nude protests for banning of all electric power lines. If it were the U.S. they would be called canine-americans instead of "stupid dogs". What's this world comminh to
 
  by: ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh   10/23/2006 02:31 PM     
  Canine Americans  
 
that's a new one, but you shouldn't say that one too loud, they might hear it and get ideas to lobby for a law that makes it illegal to call them dogs.
 
  by: Stryc9   10/23/2006 06:30 PM     
  Now  
 
I really have heard everything.
 
  by: captainJane     10/23/2006 10:18 PM     
  Teddy Rooselvelt  
 
... There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. This is just as true of the man who puts "native" before the hyphen as of the man who puts German or Irish or English or French before the hyphen. Americanism is a matter of the spirit and of the soul. Our allegiance must be purely to the United States. We must unsparingly condemn any man who holds any other allegiance. But if he is heartily and singly loyal to this Republic, then no matter where he was born, he is just as good an American as any one else.

The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic. The men who do not become Americans and nothing else are hyphenated Americans; and there ought to be no room for them in this country. The man who calls himself an American citizen and who yet shows by his actions that he is primarily the citizen of a foreign land, plays a thoroughly mischievous part in the life of our body politic. He has no place here; and the sooner he returns to the land to which he feels his real heart-allegiance, the better it will be for every good American. There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

For an American citizen to vote as a German-American, an Irish-American, or an English-American, is to be a traitor to American institutions; and those hyphenated Americans who terrorize American politicians by threats of the foreign vote are engaged in treason to the American Republic.
 
  by: Hollywood   10/23/2006 11:02 PM     
  ...  
 
Good rant Hollywood, but the real question is do hyphenated Americans pee on railway lines?
 
  by: Heresy   10/23/2006 11:11 PM     
  @hollywood  
 
What? Im assuming that was ment for something else?
 
  by: Kavok   10/24/2006 12:04 AM     
  Oh no!  
 
I'll bet they're all pissed off now.
 
  by: zmethod     10/24/2006 12:19 AM     
  .  
 
That'll teach him for attacking prisioners.
 
  by: Kavok   10/24/2006 12:37 AM     
  @Kavok  
 
Darn! you beat me to it. I like you, you have a good sense of humor, like me :P
 
  by: Ph0bia   10/24/2006 02:31 AM     
  @ Hollywood  
 
I like the quote, but i think this little news story isnt the type of news story that you could use the quote to the most effect on! Make sure to keep it handy though!
 
  by: Bob Shinoski   10/24/2006 02:40 AM     
  @Caution2  
 
Good Story Caution2 it had me LoL
It also had me wondering how come there power lines are not like under ground or high above on telephone poles like the rest of the world???
 
  by: TheReporter     10/24/2006 05:23 AM     
  Hollywood's quote..  
 
wasn't for the story, it was for ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and Stryc9's comments.
 
  by: nyceplaya2002     10/24/2006 05:28 AM     
  TOTAL BULLS**T  
 
The story is made up by this stupid tabloid website trying to get people sucked in.
Go to the source link -click on home at the top and you'll see all the crap they post.(It's as bad as the World Weekly News)
Anyway,why the hell do they have powerlines at ground level-That's total nonsense.
Another thing-Have you ever seen the Mythbusters episode about somebody peeing on the third rail beside the railway- they totally busted this myth and actually proved that you could only get a mild tingle if the steam was continious but it was impossible if it was urine because urine is NOT so.
When it leaves the body it breaks into particles .They proved this with a multimeter to test current.
I rest my case.(Source is B.S.)
 
  by: cavador   10/24/2006 06:37 AM     
  Just saying  
 
One would think the dog owner would have had enough sense to not allow the dog to piss on power lines in the first place. He is dumber then the dog. Perhaps the dog should walk him.
 
  by: hellblazer     10/24/2006 09:13 AM     
  @cavador  
 
"Another thing-Have you ever seen the Mythbusters episode about somebody peeing on the third rail beside the railway- they totally busted this myth and actually proved that you could only get a mild tingle if the steam was continious but it was impossible if it was urine because urine is NOT so.
When it leaves the body it breaks into particles .They proved this with a multimeter to test current.
I rest my case.(Source is B.S.)"

don't rest yet the mythbusters did the test and found THEY couldn't get electrocuted by it... however you can be killed, via electrocution by pissing on the third rail, an electricified fence and most certianly from power lines (power lines should be obvious, the mythbuster didn't even feel compelled to have to bring it up) ... and yes it was busted but it was also proven to be possible, but not without doing it intentionally for the reasons of you would have to be very close, like a dog esspecially the size of a terrier might be.

Myth statement: Urinating on the electric third rail of a train track can cause electrocution.

status: Busted

Notes: Although it is possible to electrocute yourself by urinating on a third rail, you'd have to stand unrealistically close to the rail to do it. In most instances, a urine stream would break into droplets before making contact with the rail.
 
  by: HAVOC666     10/24/2006 09:37 AM     
  Hmm  
 
I've seen plenty of power poles that have a line running down the side and into the ground, with a protective cover over it. Who knows, maybe something hit the pole at one point and cracked the covering and damaging the insulation on the line. If the voltage is high enough, it's not unreasonable to consider the possibility that the electricity was able to jump across the gaps in the urine stream.
 
  by: caution2     10/24/2006 10:00 AM     
  hahah this reminds me  
 
of a movie i saw a guy pee's on something and catches on fire must hurt hella
 
  by: maryjane <5   10/24/2006 08:44 PM     
  HAVOC666  
 
'Notes: Although it is possible to electrocute yourself by urinating on a third rail, you'd have to stand unrealistically close to the rail to do it. In most instances, a urine stream would break into droplets before making contact with the rail.'

Worth pointing out that bull terriers are very small dogs making this much easier for them to do.
 
  by: Heresy   10/24/2006 08:54 PM     
  @caution2  
 
"I've seen plenty of power poles that have a line running down the side and into the ground, with a protective cover over it."

That is a tension line put on poles to prevent them from falling over in the wind. They only put them on poles that have loose soil around the base and can't prevent the pole from blowing over.
 
  by: testeng     10/25/2006 05:46 AM     
 
 
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