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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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