(26 February 2008, France) A 71-year-old pensioner met a shocking end
when his frugal attempt to illuminate his yard with power siphoned
from the National Grid backfired spectacularly.
The gentleman in question illegally opened a major power junction box at
the front of his house, intending to hard-wire a cable to his garden shed.
Unfortunately, he attempted to do this rewiring during a major downpour.
The result was all too predictable. The poor chap was immediately deep
fried, and declared a Darwin Award at the scene.
1--Don't wire your shed to a local power substation.
2--Don't wire your shed to a power substation... in the rain.
3--There is such a thing as being too frugal.
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Submitted by: John Gray
Reference: Ouest France, www.rennes.maville.com