Watch this amazing video of a guy who repairs high-voltage lines. He wears an outfit that functions as a Faraday cage and prevents his being fried instantly. (The Faraday cage was developed by Michael Faraday, one of the most phenomenal minds in the history of science, in the early 1800s, not the late 1800s as the guy in the video says.) I know all about the electro-physics of Faraday cages, but you couldn’t get me to do this guy’s job for all the money in the world. Thank God for specialization of labor.
Hat tip: Boingboing.net
And you think you have a high-tension job…