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This makes me think that scientists are, in essence... insane... because isn't that the definition of insanity... pulling the lever again... and expecting different results? [[Special:Contributions/108.162.249.210|108.162.249.210]] 02:46, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
 
This makes me think that scientists are, in essence... insane... because isn't that the definition of insanity... pulling the lever again... and expecting different results? [[Special:Contributions/108.162.249.210|108.162.249.210]] 02:46, 11 June 2014 (UTC)
: It actually isn't the definition of insanity. {{unsigned ip|162.158.91.167}}
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: It actually isn't the definition of insanity.
: https://xkcd.com/1657/ [[Special:Contributions/172.69.210.46|172.69.210.46]] 02:34, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
 
  
 
What makes you think the result is expected to change?  The scientist path isn't pulling the lever again because he's expecting a different result.  He's pulling it again to see what happens.  Learning more about lightning machines is worth the pain. {{unsigned ip|108.162.216.47}}
 
What makes you think the result is expected to change?  The scientist path isn't pulling the lever again because he's expecting a different result.  He's pulling it again to see what happens.  Learning more about lightning machines is worth the pain. {{unsigned ip|108.162.216.47}}
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I once (purely as a scientific endeavor and not as a dare) touched an electrified wire (the ones for cattle). I actually HEARD the electricity hit. I have never done that again, and will never ever do that again, no not never in a million years. ONCE. IS. ENOUGH.[[User:Jakee308|Jakee308]] ([[User talk:Jakee308|talk]]) 19:52, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
 
I once (purely as a scientific endeavor and not as a dare) touched an electrified wire (the ones for cattle). I actually HEARD the electricity hit. I have never done that again, and will never ever do that again, no not never in a million years. ONCE. IS. ENOUGH.[[User:Jakee308|Jakee308]] ([[User talk:Jakee308|talk]]) 19:52, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
 
Reminds me of elementary school, in which I would often repeatedly slide down a slide and shock myself on the metal pole on the bottom (demonstrating static electricity) purely for the science of it. It's awesome to see how I was preparing for a life of science even then. Also interesting: a side effect of doing this was that I seemed to build up a tolerance for the static shock, so could slide down and shock someone at the bottom without it hurting much, while they seemed to feel it much more strongly. [[User:PotatoGod|PotatoGod]] ([[User talk:PotatoGod|talk]]) 17:15, 25 August 2017 (UTC)
 
:If you touch electricity and another person at the same time, the other person will feel the shock more. That has nothing to do with tolerance being built up, but with physics. I never understood why though, to be honest. --[[User:Lupo|Lupo]] ([[User talk:Lupo|talk]]) 10:37, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
 

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