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Spanish man dies while taking selfie on top of train
The Local (Spain) ^ | 18 Mar 2014 10:06 GMT+01:00

Posted on 03/23/2014 10:30:08 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin

A 21-year-old from southern Spain died on Saturday after being electrocuted when he climbed on to a train to take a photo of himself with friends.

The young man from the Andalusian town of Andújar suffered the fatal blow when he touched a high-voltage wire on a train he and his friends had assumed was not electrified.

They'd clambered on top of the parked wagon at Andújar train station to take a picture of themselves when they suffered the severe electric shock.

Spanish online daily Ideal reported that a 3,5000-volt discharge killed the young man as he went to take the photo.

Local paramedics and police rushed to the scene but found the 21-year-old was already dead.

One of his friends survived the shock but remains in a serious condition at the local Alto Guadalquivir Hospital.

Andújar's mayor has declared three days of mourning for the town of 40,000 people in the middle of olive growing country.


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Winning the Darwin Award making a cutting edge cultural statement.

3,5000-volt. Hard to know what to make of that.

1 posted on 03/23/2014 10:30:08 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I thought in Europe they used the ‘,’ where we used the ‘.’.

That would make it 3.5000 volts?


2 posted on 03/23/2014 10:32:35 AM PDT by TexasGator
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Graphic! Man dies of Electric Shock 15000 Volts on a train
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vt9OLL2bkQ


3 posted on 03/23/2014 10:33:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin; Slings and Arrows

I really should start a Darwin ping.

Great story!


4 posted on 03/23/2014 10:34:21 AM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Where’s the picture?


5 posted on 03/23/2014 10:34:41 AM PDT by fso301
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To: DeaconBenjamin

6 posted on 03/23/2014 10:34:49 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: DeaconBenjamin
The young man from the Andalusian town of Andújar suffered the fatal blow when he touched a high-voltage wire on a train he and his friends had assumed was not electrified.

And we all know what happens when you "AssUMe".

7 posted on 03/23/2014 10:34:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Did it look something like this?
8 posted on 03/23/2014 10:35:24 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock

Wow!


9 posted on 03/23/2014 10:37:10 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Poor lad personified the result of the word “assume”.


10 posted on 03/23/2014 10:37:30 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Do stupid things, win stupid prizes.
11 posted on 03/23/2014 10:39:10 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: Night Hides Not

12 posted on 03/23/2014 10:39:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“I’m the King of the *BZZZZZZZZZ*


13 posted on 03/23/2014 10:41:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gamecock

Jeez. Man gets lit up and nobody around him seems to notice or care...


14 posted on 03/23/2014 10:41:49 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Gamecock

Not in Spain, but Jeezus, that’s a lot more than 3.5 volts!


15 posted on 03/23/2014 10:42:53 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Gefn; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
There's a song about that.


16 posted on 03/23/2014 10:43:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Great...Now that song is going to be stuck in my head all day.


17 posted on 03/23/2014 10:45:20 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows; All

Have you seen the TV show?

http://www.spike.com/shows/1000-ways-to-die


18 posted on 03/23/2014 10:47:12 AM PDT by Gefn (All good kitties go to the Rainbow Bridge;Holly 2/1999-12/2013)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Uh, I don’t think you’re allowed to say “jiga....” anymore. :>)


19 posted on 03/23/2014 10:52:27 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

>>3,5000-volt. Hard to know what to make of that.

Reporters are reporters because they don’t know much about anything.

Could be 3-phase, 5000 volt with -phase being replaced with the symbol for phase (the Greek phi). Mr. Journalism Degree saw that and decided that it was a typo and removed it.


20 posted on 03/23/2014 10:57:08 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

I think a new Award needs to be offered to those who join the choir eternal while engaging in acts of self-photography...

The Polaroid Award ?


21 posted on 03/23/2014 10:57:10 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Who says you can’t fix stupid? Now the world is a little less stupid.


22 posted on 03/23/2014 11:00:13 AM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: DeaconBenjamin; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Hold MAH cerveza and watch me do this, niños!


23 posted on 03/23/2014 11:06:26 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Should have set the autoflash to off.


24 posted on 03/23/2014 11:06:53 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

We have our winner!


25 posted on 03/23/2014 11:07:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RansomOttawa

I had always heard that stupidity can be a capital offense.


26 posted on 03/23/2014 11:08:31 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: TexasGator
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_current_systems_for_electric_rail_traction lists voltages for various lines. It looks like Andujar was on the RENFE line, but I can't tell if if was one of the "New High-speed lines" running at 25,000 volts AC referred to on Wikipedia or the older 3,000 volt DC line. So does "3,5000-volt" mean 3,500 volts or 35,000 volts? I can't tell. Either one is more than enough to kill you.
27 posted on 03/23/2014 11:12:09 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Never underestimate the ignorance of ‘yutes’ these days.


28 posted on 03/23/2014 11:17:37 AM PDT by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
Spanish man dies while taking selfie on top of train


Where’s the picture?


Last known Selfie.

29 posted on 03/23/2014 11:22:32 AM PDT by Koracan
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To: Jack Hydrazine

wow


30 posted on 03/23/2014 11:23:59 AM PDT by Ray76 (Profit from the mistakes of others, you'll never live long enough to make them all yourself.)
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To: Ray76

That’s what I said when I watched it the first time.


31 posted on 03/23/2014 11:24:24 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Revolting cat!

A Spanish redneck!


32 posted on 03/23/2014 11:37:49 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 order here: http://braylog.com/id47.html)
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To: bray
"A Spanish redneck!"

¿How do you say "Hey, y'all! Watch this!" en Español?

33 posted on 03/23/2014 11:43:37 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Those are metric volts.


34 posted on 03/23/2014 11:45:21 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind

35 posted on 03/23/2014 11:48:26 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: TexasGator
http://www.boreme.com/posting.php?id=9218#.Uy8t8fldVCg
36 posted on 03/23/2014 11:54:46 AM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Flag_This

“Ustedes! Miran este!”


37 posted on 03/23/2014 11:57:53 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

38 posted on 03/23/2014 11:58:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows; a fool in paradise

Something like this might of happened with flight MH370. Just sayin...


39 posted on 03/23/2014 12:05:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: KarlInOhio
hell, one volt can kill you depending on how many amps are with it... i wonder how much current it was carrying
40 posted on 03/23/2014 12:07:35 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Lurker

muchas gracias!


41 posted on 03/23/2014 12:15:01 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: Flag_This

¿How do you say “Hey, y’all! Watch this!” en Español?

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++=

El holdo my el beero?


42 posted on 03/23/2014 12:25:15 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Bryanw92

Interestingly, three phase railway electrification did exist.


43 posted on 03/23/2014 12:28:32 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Chode

The real question is how much current he was carrying?


44 posted on 03/23/2014 12:44:27 PM PDT by Western Phil
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Shouldn’t this be in Current Events?


45 posted on 03/23/2014 12:45:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

My work here is done.


46 posted on 03/23/2014 12:47:08 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Gefn

*shrug* No TV.


47 posted on 03/23/2014 12:47:25 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
3,5000-volt. Hard to know what to make of that.

The maximum non-permanent voltage on overhead train wires is 3.6 kV. The reporter probably meant 35,000 volts.

48 posted on 03/23/2014 12:54:39 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

ZOT!

This human has been banned or suspended.


49 posted on 03/23/2014 1:18:25 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...R.I.P.)
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To: Western Phil
LOLOL!!!
50 posted on 03/23/2014 1:25:28 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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