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  1. mcme

    This is another example of using the Faraday cage and an excellent shot and narrated video that shows them crawling along the HV cables. They show this video in first year electrical to quiet astonishment.

  2. patrace

    @maggiekb The following is one of my favorite mini-docs ever, I think it deserves a place on your list.

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