Have you ever experienced an electrical shock?

@peanutjar (5200)
Canada
November 13, 2007 3:31pm CST
How did you get shocked and were you hurt?I did not think one time when my toast got stuck in the toaster and i decided to stick a butter knife in there to try to get it out and did not unplug it from the wall and "ZZZZZZZZ!!",i felt it go up my arm to my kneck,haha.My hair on my head was fine though.Maybe thats what happened to me,hehe!!Uh duh;{
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25 responses
• Canada
13 Nov 07
One time I was washing dishes and the toaster was in the way so not thinking with my wet hands I touched the inside of the toaster and moved it. Also forgetting that the toaster was plugged in I got a little "baby" shock. That was just a little zap though, no biggie! £µv & Hµgzz¸ ¥øµr Frìëñd¸ Pµrþ|ëTëddýßëâr.
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@peanutjar (5200)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
HI PurpleTeddyBear!Nice letters and wording!:)Is it hip hop?Im teasing:):)hehe.The toaster is the main one i always forget about.We have a big 4 slice toaster shaped like a dome,kind of one of those space looking things,haha!Your still lucky though,having wet hands and all. Peanutjar:)
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• Canada
14 Nov 07
I agree, I am lucky that I haven't gotten a worse shock then just a little zap. I found a program called De-Zoned and it makes some funky lettering! I thought I'd give it a whirl. I think it looks okay! £µv & Hµgzz¸ ¥øµr Frìëñd¸ Pµrþ|ëTëddýßëâr.
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@peanutjar (5200)
• Canada
18 Nov 07
It is cool!Im just trying to fugure out how in the world your getting little symbols above your letters,haha. HMMMMM????
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@balasri (26546)
• India
12 Dec 07
Yesterday when I tried to move the CPU.I got a mild shock.I called the electrician immediately and corrected the earthing.
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@peanutjar (5200)
• Canada
12 Dec 07
OW!!:(I got one also last night when my boyfriend said he broke a christmas light outside and took it off the house,so i (dumb me) plugged it in the garage to see which light he broke,ran my hand down the wire of lights trying to find the broken bulb,ZZZZ!Not a broken bulb,but a broken wire that was split in two and i touched the wires and got a shock to the point i almost passed out and could feel my heart pumping fast and my arm went numb.But after let me tell you,i had alot of juice in my veins and power,hahahaha!!!!Joke:) Peanutjar:)
@balasri (26546)
• India
13 Dec 07
Come on.Be careful in the future friend.
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14 Nov 07
i cannot remeber clearly when i underwent such a shock that i expericend for more than two times since it has gone for a long time. but i still remenber that feeling ,which is not bad.haha
@peanutjar (5200)
• Canada
18 Nov 07
Hi,hopefully you will not get one either.I take it you like to be shocked,hehe. Peanutjar:)
18 Nov 07
hehe~ thank you for your comment.By the way,i like the lovely girl in your avatar, i hope you yourself is lovely ,too.i guess so.
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@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
13 Nov 07
When I was younger I got shocked my an old, faulty outlet. I simply plugged something in and it zapped. I had black powder up my fingers and my arm ached for a little while. My oldest son peed on an outlet once. He was fine and it didn't do any harm to anything else.
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@peanutjar (5200)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Hi foxyfire33:)Its full of those faulty outlets here in our "old" house that we are renovating.I did the same as you and got quite a jerk,even one time in the dryer when i was checking why it did not work and smelled smoke.I stuck my head in there with a screw driver tinkering around,not thinking to unplug it first and got a big shock and powder on my face.I wash my face immediately just incase.I have alot of unlucky days believe me,hahaha!My boyfriend said one day he will come home and find me fried or something,haha,he said to stop tinkering with stuff.I think its a good idea,dont you?Hehe Peanutjar:)
@foxyfire33 (10007)
• United States
14 Nov 07
LOL either stop tinkering, buy rubber handled tools or just remember to shut the power off first! Either that or take out a life insurance policy with your boyfriend as beneficiary, then he won't mind the tinkering!
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• United States
14 Nov 07
Yep once. I was younger and it was around christmas time. I was plugging in some lights and got zapped. It was a very wierd sensation. I didnt get hurt but felt funny for a while.
@peanutjar (5200)
• Canada
18 Nov 07
Hi copperkitten:) Yep,those christmas lights can be a zapper sometimes,haha.I hate putting them up because from the fear of what happened to you. Peanutjar:)
@infoguy (210)
• India
14 Nov 07
Ya i got a shock once because of my own stupidity..When i was school i had an attempt to insert a nail into the plug hole i was trying to insert in and i was thrown back hit my head well on the door behind..Aftre that never dared to experiment any...
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@peanutjar (5200)
• Canada
18 Nov 07
Holy..Im !!Umm,what were you thinking,haha!Was it for the rush!hehe.I'm glad you were o.k!No,i would not try again either. Peanutjar:)
@uath13 (8204)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Well lets see, there was the time my ex wife flipped the taped over switch to the fixture I was working on while my other hand was on a metal sink full of dishes. There was also when I was working on my cars wireing for the lights & my wife kept flipping the switch on & off. ZZZzzzzzZZZzzzppppp ZZZZZZzzzzzZZZZZZpppppp ( Walks off twitching )
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@uath13 (8204)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Then there were all the electrical fences on the farm, The fusebox problems, changing the car battery....
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@subha12 (18449)
• India
14 Nov 07
yss i had once. it was near fatal. One pin was plugged and suddenly power came. the cord had leakage somewhere between. It gave shock tremendously. I was thrown away some 5-6 feet away and i had burn over my palms. Muscle pain was there for a week.
@peanutjar (5200)
• Canada
24 Nov 07
WoW!Oh my:(Im lost for words here,it was a very close one. Peanutjar:(
@secretbear (19460)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
I have experienced that for a couple of times. our term for it is being "grounded". ^__^;; but whenever I instantly feel the electricity my reaction is to immediately let go of the thing but the part of my body that was touching it would be numb for a couple of seconds. ^__^
@peanutjar (5200)
• Canada
18 Nov 07
Hi secretbear. I hate that feeling of helplessness and being like froze. Peanutjar:)
@hasandu (157)
• Bangladesh
14 Nov 07
that was in my grandmothers house, there the swith of calling bell outside the door was not in order. i thought there was no electrical flow. i opened it and saw there was a simple thin plate open which be touched if someone swith the button. i opened the button and touched the plate with my finger and suddenly it was seems me that someone struck or hit me with a huge bamboo in my leg and just i fall down and distouched my hand from the plate automatically. but the invasion of electric in just 3 seconds in my body just shaking my all of my parts especialy my hearts as its beat was just then fouth fold bigger....
@peanutjar (5200)
• Canada
24 Nov 07
Wow!!That is amazing!Im happy that you were o.k after something like that. Peanutjar:)
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Oh yup, have had that lovely experience. I used to have a kitty that loved to chew on wires, how that darn cat never got electrocuted I'll never know, but his "mom" sure did. Say I pick up a wire and I didn't know there were teeth marks in it, and my hands were slightly damp, even just from having sweaty hands...uh, well, you can guess what happened. Zappp! Wasn't too bad, but after a few times whenever I would touch a wire, I'd use a non-metallic gizmo to pick it up instead of my hands. To this day I'm STILL cautious even though none of my cats now chew on wires
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@peanutjar (5200)
• Canada
24 Nov 07
Hi pyewacket:) I jsut don't understand why they chew on those things.My cat missy likes to chew on cords and strings,especially on coats or a string on the floor and eat it,but has never touched the wires for electricity/computer wires.My brothers cat tobby does,wow!he has replaced alot of wires for his computer and has put a gate so tobbu cannot go in the room(his room).I don't blame you for being cautious!I would too. Peanutjar:)
@I_LUV_U (2519)
• India
13 Nov 07
Oh yes, I have been shocked electrically several times. Ofcourse, it hurts me and it does with everybody, i suppose. The recent one was, when I was keeping my hand on the UPS for the support and trying to connect the speakers to the flex box with the other hand. The UPS shocked me, i never expected it would ever do it. Computer parts shock me often.
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@peanutjar (5200)
• Canada
14 Nov 07
Hi,well thats nice for me to know.Next time when im tinkering around with mine,i will be more careful. Peanutjar:)
@raijin (10371)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
I have been electricuted or electrically shocked many times peanut, but not that serious that I almost got roasted!LoL A part of my work is for fixing wirings, electrical appliances and keeping them clean. I was wiping some dirt off on our light defusers using a CO2 since I can't reach it even by using the ladder, I didn't notice that there was an open wire there and accidentally hit it with CO2. The electric current flowed through my hand, as I can see the white line of the electricity as I hole the CO2 tank. Good thing is, I didn't dropped the tank for it would cause more catastrophe. It was literally a very SHOCKING experience, that I somehow get to laugh out since it awaken my sleepy senses that time!LoL
• India
24 Nov 07
I experienced it two times.First time i experienced while ironing my dresses.I think getting small shock is good for the body.
@moneyandgc (3429)
• United States
14 Nov 07
I don't ever remember being shocked from a socket or anything like that but I was shocked by an electric fence quite a few times as a child. We had a couple of strands of electric fencing around our pastures. They buzz on and off, if you time it just right or are just plain lucky you can get under them without getting shocked. I don't know why we didn't just use the gate! Probably because we were kids..that sense of adventure!
@tatzkie (644)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
oh yes. i got electricuted a few times. The first experience i had with electricity was whem i was around 12 years old. I was experimenting then of how to make a electric bulb. I short circuited the wires and then boom... i got electricuted. My whole body was numbed. After that i stopped playing with ac. When i reached college i took up electrical engineering, simply because i was facinated with electricity.
@aureliaz (1178)
• Singapore
14 Nov 07
I got shocked when I was about 4. I think I was trying to unplug my sega game set adaptor from the electric socket when it happened. It was minor but to a four year old with a low pain threshold, it was major lol. Another time was when I used my sister's laptop. I believe it was due to the static but I kept getting minor shocks as well. Ahh c'est la vie!
14 Nov 07
one day iwas stichted ifeel little pain then i relaised it was shocked .i was in 12 th standared one day my mother doing some work that time our house also under constration ,electric wire fell mother was not noticed she feeling nerve pulling ,she was shouted me &brother shocked what we do but mother pick wooden door .then we cried it bad rembrence
@rurique (116)
• Portugal
14 Nov 07
once i had shoked on my rigth and... i got shoked when i was opening a automatic gate-.-" i dont like that it doesn´t have funny
@taurus67 (176)
• Philippines
14 Nov 07
many times already,it's like only a bite of an ant...