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Shocking Discovery!

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Revoltingest, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Revoltingest

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    This is cool on so many levels. How can an animal produce such voltage (or any voltage, for that matter)? Is it inductive? Is it AC? DC? Something entirely different? But one misconception, 1 amp is more than enough to kill a person at that voltage.
     
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    Show me a animal what dont produce no voltage
    and I will show you one what is dead.
     
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    It suggests a new variable to help with categorizing species. They had to use voltage levels to differentiate this eel species from others, but you could measure the electric voltages of all species to see if they differ widely just like you could measure its oxygen requirements, its speed or mass.
     
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    Point taken...but 860V?
     
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    But, in afterthought, even your statement borders on the miraculous....
     
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    Were it AC, I'd be really impressed.
    But the generating cells are DC.
    I thought so too.
    There's more to the story here.
     
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    None of my chairs are electric.
    All are manually operated.
     
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    I thought this part was interesting, where it mentions how these eels hunt in packs.

    So, they cook their food before eating it.

    They also said that the shock from an electric eel is not typically enough to kill humans, though. Not that there's much chance of me running into an electric eel. I'd be more worried about electrical bananas.
     
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    Well then...hook one of these eels to them....
     
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    I'm using them all in my hovercraft.
    Duh!
     
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