Why don't birds get electrocuted when they sit on pylons?

Answer Because they are not 'earthed' by touching the floor or something that is touching the floor. The voltage runs throught them but does them no harm, but if they did touch the ground at the same time... Read More »

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What is the music for the BBC 4 interlude with pylons?

Do mother birds kill baby birds if handled by humans?

It is a myth that mother birds kill their young if humans touch them. Birds have a very poor sense of smell and cannot distinguish a human smell. Also, mother birds have a very strong protective in... Read More »

Have i electrocuted myself?

Are you sure you are 21 and not12? Electrocution means injury or death. You seem to be neither.

Did I get electrocuted Please help!?

That happened to me a few years ago. electricity passed through you but there wasn't enough voltage to actually harm your body. don't worry about it. there is no long term damage done to your body ... Read More »