A German fellow took exception to having his power
turned off for non-payment so he came up with a way to get free electricity. The man attached a cable to a meat hook which he threw on a power transmission line. He ran the cable to his home and...IT WORKED! Of course when an employee of the power company found the meat hook power line it was taken down and the company stressed how dangerous this was to do. Sure, they would say that, but it did work.
Disclaimer: kids don't try this at home!
(This means you, guys!)
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