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This Creepy German Book Shows You How Many Ways You Can Get Electrocuted

NOVEMBER 4, 2015  —  By Tim Unkenholz  
Tim Unkenholz

Tim Unkenholz

Writer and stand up comedian in NY. Check out my monthly comedy show Roomie Raiders at the Creek and The Cave! @timunken

Have you ever thought about all the different ways you could electrocute yourself in the time it takes for you to walk between the kitchen and your bedroom? Probably not, but after you see this, you'll definitely start.

If you really want to make yourself cower in a rubber-walled room in an alternate dimension where Ben Franklin never discovered electricity, check out the illustrations from this creepy German book, which was written in 1931 by Stefan Jellinek. It's called Elektroschutz in 132 Bildern.

(via Bre Pettis)

Thankfully, plumbing has improved since the 1930s, but electricity still moves through the circulatory system in the same way. Just to be safe, try not to hold onto two things that are plugged in at the same time.

 

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