Clearing Some Doubts

India
August 20, 2010 11:55am CST
When i was in 10th class, my teacher asked us a Question, that i would like to ask you:-Why crows doesn't get the shock while standing on electricity wires. I am not able to get the answer till now. Every time we asked our teacher he refused to answer, saying you have to find out yourself. So I am very curious to know the answer.Does anyone know?
2 responses
@petersum (4526)
• United States
20 Aug 10
Electricity needs TWO wires to complete the circuit, so when a crow sits on ONE wire only, the electricity cannot flow. The other wires are far enough away so that a crow cannot touch two wires together. Electric companies know that birds sit on the wires so they are spaced accordingly. If birds didn't exist, the wires could be spaced a little closer together.
• India
21 Aug 10
Thanks you are a really wise man...
@PDBME2 (1023)
• United States
20 Aug 10
Maybe it's because of their weight and the padding on their feet? I haven't seen a crow get electrocuted but it can happen I guess with the weight and the feet.