Did you know that mylar balloons and power lines don’t mix? Well that’s a lie, they mix spectacularly — in this case to form a beautiful fireball. Man, I still remember the first time I flew a mylar balloon into a power line. It was this morning right after watching this video.
image credit: ViralHog
What? You can’t show me cool experiments and expect me not to try it. Also, based on a quick jog around the area looking for a clean public restroom, I’m pretty sure I knocked out all the power for like six square blocks.
So if they don’t get that fixed soon I’m going home when my laptop battery dies.Keep going for the video of don’t try this at home (always go to a friend’s house). Seriously though just don’t do it jail sucks.
“Mylar balloons flew and stuck onto the line as my crew was working on power lines. I instructed the two crew members to climb down the pole to be safe in case they caused an explosion from contact. I called to have the line de-energized. Before the line could be de-energized they made a line to ground contact causing an explosion and burning down 2 of the 3 lines.”