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Jurassic Park - "Kid" on a Wire?
When the little boy is on the soon-to-be-energized fence, and the music builds, because we know that Junior is going to be toast soon...but then, if he's blown off the fence like that, wouldn't the same thing happen to birds on electric wires? Where is the path to ground here? When he's on the fence, he's the same potential as the fence. Only if he steps to the ground while still holding the wire will the circuit be completed and the current allowed to flow...(though I agree with some who think that would have been a good thing)
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franzstuka on 05-02-2001
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Aquila writes:
A lot of larger electric fences incorporate two different currents, one line has a positive voltage, the second has a negative, third positive, fourth negative...and so on (This design is evident by the glass insulators holding the wires onto the fencepost. If the fence was just a single current then the fenceposts would have just been insulated at the ground). If Timmy has his feet on a negative wire and his hands on a positive then things get a little toasty :) This type of fence was designed for larger animals (giraffes for example) where the current flow has been known on rare occasions to be resisted by the animal's body. I guess Mr. Hammond did not want to take any risks...especially with dinosaurs.
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mkardec writes:
Aquila forgot that the main wires where connected with each other by metallic wires. Slip up at all.
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Joe writes:
look up "fence shock" for the truth.
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