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Mysteriously undulating utility wires

A video submitted by our crack staff of roving reporters. See for yourself: There must be some kind of scientific explanation for this strange phenomenon. One wire connected from the utility pole that leads to two separate homes is moving, the others are perfectly still.

If you have any thoughts of your own as to why this is happening, please share them in our comments section below!

4 comments

1 bubsy { 03.28.10 at 8:20 pm }

the electricity reverses at 60 hertz persecond and between the two cables is the magnetic field that is in effect waiving between two lines with tides and ebbs of exactly the laws of motion and in this case centripetal force acting upon each other the crest has its reaction on the other line. very much like gravity only caused by high voltage paralleled on the same path and gyration of alternating electricity.

2 farmerej { 03.26.10 at 1:26 pm }

The undulating type of wire is the type most likely to snap, and cause an electric outage.

3 Overnachten { 03.24.10 at 3:19 am }

Mmmm. It could have something to do with magnetism. If both houses are asking for a lot of power at the same time, there will be a strong magnetic field between the cables. But I am not sure. So if someone know the answer…

4 Linda { 03.17.10 at 12:49 pm }

Electricity has a life of its own. I’m guessing that since both homes are pulling a lot thru those wires they are undulating to the rhythm of the electricity pulsing thru. We know that disease is caused by living below high power lines, so they are “alive” – thus the irregular field being created.

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