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Man Dies After Peeing On L Tracks In Evanston
CBS Chicago ^ | 4/23/12 | CBS Chicago

Posted on 04/23/2012 2:14:19 PM PDT by Lmo56

EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — An Indiana man died overnight, after coming into contact with the electrified third rail as he urinated on the Purple Line ‘L’ tracks in Evanston.

The man was at the South Boulevard Purple Line stop around 11 p.m. Sunday with two other people when he came into contact with the third rail, according to CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis.

The man, Zachary McKee, 27, of Ossian, Ind., was pronounced dead at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston at 11:52 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

It turned out that the man had climbed down to the tracks to urinate when he fell onto the third rail, according to a news release from the Evanston Police Department.

Authorities have not said whether the man urinated on the third rail.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Miscellaneous; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: death; ltracks; napl; peeing
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Sorry the guy died - but ya can't make this stuff up ...

BTW - if he was peeing on the third rail, it would prolly be like when a dog pees on an electrified fence ...

1 posted on 04/23/2012 2:14:28 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: Lmo56

The gene pool just got a little cleaner.


2 posted on 04/23/2012 2:16:32 PM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord bless and keep our troops.)
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To: Lmo56

Hold muh beer—’cuz I can’t.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 2:18:01 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Alcohol may have been involved.)
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To: Lmo56
The Purple Line,.... Hmmmm, I guess that's the color he turned when he got that Metro Zot.
4 posted on 04/23/2012 2:20:18 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: Lmo56

Would a woody have saved him?


5 posted on 04/23/2012 2:23:22 PM PDT by The Brush
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To: Lmo56

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


6 posted on 04/23/2012 2:23:56 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Lmo56; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro
> BTW - if he was peeing on the third rail, it would prolly be like when a dog pees on an electrified fence ...

Well, this guy died when he FELL ON IT.

But as we all know, the trick to successfully PEEING on the third rail is to use the muscles God gave you (albeit for a different purpose), and only release urine in short spurts, none of which bridge the entire distance between you and the rail.

And besides, that impresses the hell out of the ladies. :)

7 posted on 04/23/2012 2:24:25 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Lmo56

“the Purple Line...”

I bet I was purple, and blue, black and charred.


8 posted on 04/23/2012 2:25:58 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Lmo56

I guess the episode of Mythbusters, where they “proved” this couldn’t happen (peeing on an electric fence), had better be revisited.

They didn’t use enough juice!


9 posted on 04/23/2012 2:27:54 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Lmo56

Don’t wizz on the electric fence.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=don’t+wizz+on+the+electric+fence&mid=9D9CD8F4D5FC919F278F9D9CD8F4D5FC919F278F&view=detail&FORM=VIRE3


10 posted on 04/23/2012 2:30:45 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Lmo56
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11 posted on 04/23/2012 2:30:50 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Lmo56

i peeeeedddd on an electric fence......didnt know it was there. Out shining deer one night when I was 14. Put my 22 down and I really had to let one rip. When you are 14, you dont just pee......you pee for distance . Well, I “found”the electric fence my grandpas neighbor just put up the day before on the edge of his cultivated corn field. Apparently, he put up the fence for the cows to use the field. It turns out he wasnt much of an energy conscious person as he left it on overnight when the cows were in the barn. I am lucky I was just dealing with an electric fence.....as my third leg felt like it was blown up with an M-80. I couldnt even scream for several seconds.....I just fell to my knees and curled into a ball while my cousin stood next to me asking “ what what what what what”? I cannot imagine urinating on the third track.


12 posted on 04/23/2012 2:30:50 PM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter (EFF u Obama.....and you too, Holder!)
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To: hattend

Does this qualify for a Darwin Award?


13 posted on 04/23/2012 2:31:51 PM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: hattend

The mythbusters are WRONG on many myths.

I have seen (with my own eyes) a dog electrified peeing on a electric wire.

Also, their episode on Tesla technology was DOWNRIGHT STUPID WRONG.

They set the resonance unit up 90 degrees in the WRONG direction on the bridge but still managed to get an effect so they listed it as “plausible”. If they had simply placed the resonance generator in the RIGHT direction they would have been shocked to find Tesla was right! But they are literally that dumb, when it comes to matters of science, rather than the standard “whoooweee, let’s blow this up”.

Maybe they were the techs at Dateline who “helped” the truck explode on camera.


14 posted on 04/23/2012 2:31:52 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Lmo56

Was alcohol involved?


15 posted on 04/23/2012 2:33:19 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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Too bad. Local press reports say that he was an ex-Marine who had served in Iraq. He and his friends were in town from Indiana for a Cubs game. The “EL” station is about 10 EL stops (20 minutes)north of Wrigley. There are many welcoming pubs in the area around the now lively Wrigley neighborhood and the 20 and 30 something boys and girls often party on into the wee hours, even after day games. Mostly its just good times. But every once in a while, something like this happens. The young man was from out of town—even an overserved Chicagoan would think twice before descending onto the track bed. So sad.
16 posted on 04/23/2012 2:33:55 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Lmo56; mikrofon; martin_fierro
There once was a man named McKee
Who suddenly had to go pee;
On the tracks of the "L"
He peed when he fell--
The conductor he thought he should be
17 posted on 04/23/2012 2:34:58 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (The wag tailoring the doggerel)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten; a fool in paradise
Was alcohol involved?

Had to be. Regular piss doesn't carry electrical current. Physics/Biochemistry 101.

18 posted on 04/23/2012 2:35:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Lmo56

19 posted on 04/23/2012 2:36:39 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to DC to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: dayglored; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
The Viking Kitties are taking trick shots.


20 posted on 04/23/2012 2:38:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: null and void

LOL ping...............


21 posted on 04/23/2012 2:38:08 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Lmo56
Family game night could have gone a long way towards preventing this tragedy.


22 posted on 04/23/2012 2:38:22 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Lmo56

Two lessons:

(1) Diesel/coal driven trains were safer.
(2) It’s best to pee in discontinuous spurts under all circumstances.


23 posted on 04/23/2012 2:38:43 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Lmo56

This is shocking news!


24 posted on 04/23/2012 2:39:52 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: allmendream
Missed it by that much...


25 posted on 04/23/2012 2:40:59 PM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Michigan Bowhunter

Any residual effects you’d care to share with us, Sparky?


26 posted on 04/23/2012 2:43:00 PM PDT by Lady Lucky (Retro Sark...because you just never know when you'll have needed a sark tag.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Apparently he missed the sign.
 
 
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27 posted on 04/23/2012 2:44:09 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Too bad he's dead. But he still can get the consolation prize.
 

 
 
Maybe he can be buried in it.


28 posted on 04/23/2012 2:45:57 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I’m afraid to ask why you thought of me first...


29 posted on 04/23/2012 2:50:05 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1189 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Revolting cat!

“Regular piss doesn’t carry electrical current”

Conductivity is a non-linear function of electrolyte concentration in solutions and could be used as an indirect method. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of urine conductivity measurement, which is a simple, cheap and not time consuming method, in the evaluation of renal functions. Seventy-two patients whose primary diseases were not taken into consideration were enrolled in this study. First morning urine specimens were obtained from all the patients and evaluated for osmolality, conductivity, pH, specific gravity, protein, creatinine, urea, uric acid, glucose, sodium, potassium, chloride, inorganic phosphate and calcium levels. There was a significant positive relation between osmolality and creatinine, urea, sodium, potassium, chloride, inorganic phosphate, uric acid, conductivity and specific gravity. Conductivity was also determined to be positively related to osmolality (r: 0.390, p < 0.01), sodium (r: 0.326, p < 0.01) and uric acid (r: 0.345, p < 0.01). The patients were grouped as those with a urine osmolality of less or more than 290 m Osm/kg. H2O (group A and B respectively). Urine conductivity was 6.84 +/- 5.35 (0.16-23.2) mScm-1 in group A and 10.6 +/- 5.25 (0.12-192) mScm-1 in group B. The difference was statistically significant (p = 0.005). When the spectrum of conductivity values were evaluated separately in each group, 74% of the patients in group A and 33.9% of the patients in group B were determined to have a conductivity level of less than 7.338 mScm-1. In conclusion, urine conductivity has a positive relation with osmolality. In addition, while osmolality and specific gravity are effected by many non-electrolyte molecules, conductivity is only related to sodium and uric acid concentrations. In addition, urine osmolality and conductivity levels could be used to interpret the concentration of uncharged glucose molecules. These results suggest that conductivity could be used as a parameter in routine urinalysis.


30 posted on 04/23/2012 2:50:56 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Lmo56

There’s a Mythbusters episode that covers this... what got this guy was physically coming into contact with the 3rd rail when he fell on it....


31 posted on 04/23/2012 2:53:07 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Lmo56

What a horrible way to go. To be honest, I’d already intended to say that, and THEN realized what an awful joke that could be. Oops.


32 posted on 04/23/2012 2:56:46 PM PDT by sayuncledave (et Verbum caro factum est (And the Word was made flesh))
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To: hattend

I’ve actually done this.

Many years ago, as a high school kid in a rural area. Had to go, walked up to a thicket of underbrush that completely concealed a live cattle fence. It was also quite damp underfoot, as it had recently rained.

I’m standing there happily doing my thing, when every muscle in my body seized up hard. Then it stopped, and started again. I got hit twice before it dawned on my that there was a cattle fence in there. Between pulses of current, I turned away from it. The direction I approached it from, there was no way to see it or any of the warning markers that I found afterward. Where I was, it was totally hidden from view.

I don’t know what ‘Mythbusters’ said about them, but peeing on a cattle fence is just about what you’d expect- a thoroughly unpleasant experience.


33 posted on 04/23/2012 2:59:31 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Lmo56

RIP.


34 posted on 04/23/2012 2:59:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: null and void
It might be better not to...................


35 posted on 04/23/2012 3:01:30 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He should have minded his P’s and Q’s.


36 posted on 04/23/2012 3:01:43 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

MONTESANO, Wash. (AP) – Authorities believe a Washington man was killed by accidentally urinating on a downed power line after a car crash.
Grays Harbor County sheriff’s Deputy Dave Pimentel (PIM’-en-tel) said Monday 50-year-old Roy Messenger was not seriously hurt after he collided with a power pole Friday and called a relative to pull his car from a ditch.

However, family members found Messenger electrocuted when they arrived.

Pimentel says Messenger apparently urinated into a roadside ditch but didn’t see the live wire. The urine stream likely served as a conductor, allowing the electricity to reach his body.

Pimentel says there will be an autopsy but burn marks indicated the way the electricity traveled through Messenger’s body.


37 posted on 04/23/2012 3:02:13 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Lmo56
I think the two tracks on the left are the "third rail", don't you?


38 posted on 04/23/2012 3:02:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I reckon this takes ‘pissing on the electric fence’ to a whole other level!


39 posted on 04/23/2012 3:06:11 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Riley
don’t know what ‘Mythbusters’ said about them, but peeing on a cattle fence is just about what you’d expect- a thoroughly unpleasant experience.

They said it all depends. Normally, the stream will not be continuous since it breaks up into droplets, and hence will not provide a conductive path.

40 posted on 04/23/2012 3:06:20 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Charles Henrickson

Chuckle, Chuckle.


41 posted on 04/23/2012 3:06:56 PM PDT by Starstruck
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To: RitchieAprile
Tomorrow's headline today:

Messenger Killed!


42 posted on 04/23/2012 3:07:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BereanBrain
I have seen (with my own eyes) a dog electrified peeing on a electric wire.

You mean killed? Was it a standard electric fence or something stronger?

43 posted on 04/23/2012 3:11:01 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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To: Lmo56

I don’t know how he was able to come into contact with the “third rail” because everyone I’ve seen had a cover to prevent maintenance people from accidentally coming into contact with it. The pickup shoe fits into a slot.


44 posted on 04/23/2012 3:15:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Riley

Between pulses of current,


And that is the safety feature of an electric fence. In the early days of electric fence they didn’t have this and livestock died. Downed power lines don’t have the safety feature.


45 posted on 04/23/2012 3:27:30 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.)
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To: Lmo56

The “pucker factor” is high in this story....


46 posted on 04/23/2012 3:27:37 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Lmo56

It’s time for another “Bad Idea-Really Bad Idea”.

Bad idea: Taking a pee on the El platform.

Really bad idea: Taking a pee on the El roadbed.


47 posted on 04/23/2012 3:27:59 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?)...ZOT!...R.I.P.)
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To: PeterPrinciple

I remember that occurring to me at the time, after I realized what had happened and had recovered a bit. I was about fifteen and had no previous experience with cattle fences, beyond seeing one from time to time and figuring the smart thing was to just leave it alone.

It seemed sensible to me that folks who keep large animals really don’t want to electrocute them, they just want them to not escape. :-)

No damage, no burns that I was aware of. It made all my muscles seize up and on the second pulse, I emitted this sort of clamped-jaw groan. I had no idea what was happening until the second hit.


48 posted on 04/23/2012 3:42:26 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: dayglored

“...and only release urine in short spurts, none of which bridge the entire distance between you and the rail.”

I believe Mythbusters showed that a stream of pee naturally breaks apart into droplets, breaking any circuit. Not that I would volunteer.


49 posted on 04/23/2012 3:53:55 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: BereanBrain

What was Tesla correct about with a resonance generator?


50 posted on 04/23/2012 4:08:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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