Yesterday I went for a run that started well but ended with some minor electrocution.
It was hard day for a run, it was 11:00am, 28 degrees, 38 with the humidex and the weather network said the humidity was at 95% (WTF). 295 more words
On this day: The dawn of the humane electrocution
”We live in a higher civilization from this day on,” Dr. Alfred P. Southwick, originator of the practice of execution by electrocution, stated with satisfaction after the death of William Kemmler, the first convict who was condemned to die in an electric chair. 84 more words
With the recent tragic deaths of 16 ballooners near Lockhart from electrocution and/or fire, we are reminded of electricity’s awesome powers and dangers.
A friend of mine suicided some years ago by tying a power saw around his wrists, turning it on, and jumping into his swimming pool. 826 more words