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Electricity and high places. Two of my least favorite things. If only he had been carrying a ventriloquist dummy we could have had all of my biggest childhood fears in one place.

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Electricity and high places. Two of my least favorite things. If only he had been carrying a ventriloquist dummy we could have had all of my biggest childhood fears in one place.

Electricity, Heights, Clowns he would have had my trifecta.

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That was not cool. I had to stop watching it as soon as I saw and heard the electricity.

There are two things that I can see or hear that makes me cringe and that is snakes and electricity.

Snakes because I have been snake bitten before by one of the nasty of the species.

Electricity because I have been unfortunate enough to be tagged by enough voltage to knock me on my ass. So, ever since then, the sound or sight of electricity is something I can't stand. Gives me the "willies" just talking about it.

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The electricity wouldn't bother me, I think I'd be more nervous about the possibiity of the helicopter's rotor tangling with the lines if there was the slightest downdraft or gust.

Heights to me are a weird thing. This video didn't bother me, but views with a large structure immediately adjacent will make me shiver and close my eyes (because of scale, I suppose): things like base jumpers climbing into position to jump, movie scenes on the edge of skyscraper roofs or ledges, high rise window washers. (The telephoto close ups of 9/11 victims jumping from the upper floors of the World Trade Towers were terrible.) Skydiving views, aircraft views, or these wires with no large structure nearby don't bother me however.

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Man, that was freakin' unreal! One of the cooles things I've seen in a while. I wonder which guy was the 1st guy to try climbing out of a helicopter and onto live wires. ( I hope his widow was taken care of. )

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Just curious, if anyone knows:

What exactly is he trying to fix? I mean, what can go wrong with what appears 2" or better diameter cables still strong enough to support your weight that a single man can fix? Or, what can one man do for giant insulators strong enough to support these cables without become the short circuit between the cable and tower himself?

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