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This Vintage PSA About Electricity Will Scare The Hell Out Of You

APRIL 6, 2016  —  By Tim Unkenholz  
Tim Unkenholz

Tim Unkenholz

Writer and stand up comedian in NY. Check out my monthly comedy show Roomie Raiders at the Creek and The Cave! @timunken

Although the most recent Spider-Man movie will have you believe that getting shocked by high voltages of electricity will give you superpowers (and a creepy, robot-like Mike Tyson voice, apparently), the truth is, it will most likely kill you.

This idea seems like a no-brainer, but it wasn't in England in 1989, as evidenced by this rather shocking PSA.

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The best part about this PSA is that in addition to warning teenagers to stay out of electrical substations, it also warns power plant workers to build better fences. Seriously, though, how is this kid able to move the bar like that? Does he already have superpowers?

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