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This kid might well be the next Edison.
It has recently come to our attention that some people are unaware of what happens when you stick a metal object into an electrical socket. Foremost among them on the Internet today is the young man depicted in the vine below—as pure a distillation of schadenfreude as we’ve ever seen.
If you, too, are one of these people, please do yourself a favor and analyze the chain of events that led to this young man’s 120-volt misfortune: First he pushes a metal instrument into one of the outlet’s slots, and then…well, no, that’s actually it. The worst ideas do tend to have an elegant simplicity, don’t they? This display would’ve done well at the science fair.
You’ve got to love the girl in the background who knows what’s coming but doesn’t stop it:
We hope this has been educational—and that all your high school idiocies remain private.
Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions, and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'