Gary Wells just spent 600 bucks on a brand new PS3 and decided to have a little party on Friday night to celebrate his ballin’ purchase. With no need for his old PS2 anymore, he set up a drawing to choose who gets to destroy it in whatever way they decide. Everyone put their names in a bowl, and by the end of the night when everyone was drunk off their ass, they held the drawing and Gary’s friend Mike won.

This is where it gets interesting; in a blaze of drunken glory, Mike proceeded to unzip his pants and urinate all over the obsolete PS2, not realizing it was still plugged in. Within seconds, the electricity came up through his urine stream, knocking him unconscious on the floor. He was taken to a hospital and released with no injuries.

I guess the moral of this story is: Next time you decide it’s a smart idea to relieve yourself onto a video game console, think again.

Update: Ok, guys. Maybe this story will turn out fake, and the whole Mythbusters explanation points at it, but when major news networks start running stories, I have to imagine they would validate the story with the local police/hospitals.


25 Responses to “PRO TIP: Don’t Pee On Playstation 2”

Napuja Says:
May 15th, 2007 at 11:36 am

BLAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! I’ve peed in a lot of places in my day and have quite a few pee stories, but that one beats all!
zizzy Says:
May 15th, 2007 at 11:46 am

HAHAAHAHA, peeing on electronics when they’re plugged in. He’s not very smart.

Imagine how much that would hurt though…having electricity shoot up your pee stream and into your body through the tip of you penis…
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muriani Says:
May 16th, 2007 at 9:23 am

He had to have been REALLY close to the PS2 to get electrocuted by it. It takes a solid stream of liquid to act as a conductor, even on high-voltage rail. Urine usually breaks up into smaller drops (like any similar liquid stream) only a few inches from the person. Seperate drops != conductive stream.

Unless his urethra is half an inch in diameter…
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subtler Says:
May 16th, 2007 at 10:15 am

sounds too much like an urban legend to me….
Myth Buster Says:
May 16th, 2007 at 10:54 am

Definitely not possible. Somebody didn’t do their homework before making this one up.
electro guy Says:
May 16th, 2007 at 11:32 am

sorry but that story is bull!!!

The amount of electricity needed to do that would be more than a ps2 can produce…

Second, even if it did conduct, the electric shock wouldn’t be enough to knock a person unconscious.
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Brandon Undead Says:
May 16th, 2007 at 12:20 pm

electro guy:

You ever had enough power to run a ps2 mainlined into the head of your dick? I’m just curious. If it continued further, it could have been conducted all the to the source of the urine, his bladder. I bet your insides are sensitive.

Not only that, but something as simple as a tattoo or piercing is enough to knock someone out if their body triggers enough endorphines. I passed out from a tongue piercing that didn’t even hurt.

I helped a guy out of a crowd that passed out from getting too hot the other night.

I’m not saying it is or isn’t true, I’m saying that’s a strong zap to some very sensitive parts of the body, and is far from impossible.
Michael Says:
May 16th, 2007 at 12:39 pm

Considering there have been experiments that have used MUCH higher voltage that have proved that a stream of urine is just not cohesive enough to conduct electricity to the human body, I really doubt this article.

The person had to have his anatomy like 2 inches from the unit.
Dexter345 Says:
May 16th, 2007 at 12:42 pm

I’m with Michael… I watched a Mythbusters on this once. Electricity can’t go up a pee stream unless the dude was super close to the PS2 (which I guess is entirely possible).
jc Says:
May 16th, 2007 at 1:54 pm

you’d have to have

“your unit touching the unit”, or
“your junk on the piece of junk”

not to mention that most consumer electronics are build expressly to make it next to impossible to touch anything high voltage inside. and I dunno what voltage is inside a PS2 but it’s probably +/-24VDC and +/-5VDC and a few tiny spots right at the power cord where there’s some 120VAC – barely enough to wake you up let alone knock you out.
Brandon Undead Says:
May 16th, 2007 at 1:59 pm

You know, if he was that drunk, he may have just passed out…
Lordfortress Says:
May 16th, 2007 at 3:33 pm

it does not matter how much voltage but how much current…
PS2 wouldnt generate enough current for this but, what if the pee stream got to the plug?… Anyways! I would have placed the PS3 where the PS2 was… making me move the PS2 someplace else and disconnected…besides…who am I going to allow to pee in my livingroom or room or wherever I had the PS2…maybe in the garage or yard… the PS2 was disconnected…
Tanquen Says:
May 16th, 2007 at 3:33 pm

It’s bull.

I�ve seen the Mythbusters guys try this on electric rail car rails and that was not even enough to electrocute anyone.
Dave Regan Says:
May 16th, 2007 at 3:37 pm

This story is 100% fake. A stream of urine is not continuous enough to conduct electricity. This was debunked scientifically on the show Myth busters. Just more proof that “Fox News” is not a reputable news source.
Follownobody Says:
May 16th, 2007 at 3:46 pm

..So like.. Who cares? I slept on a beach, and the waves took my shoe away. shit happens.
Osborne Says:
May 17th, 2007 at 12:45 am

Totally bull – I’ve seen the mythbusters episode as wel and agreed that the stream isn’t continuous enough to conduct. Lame.
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dude Says:
May 17th, 2007 at 12:52 pm

Does it matter is this story is 100% true or nor? Fact is it’s funny, end of. And FYI, Mythbusters also makes a lot of stuff up. But we’ll ignore that, shall we?…
drasta Says:
May 17th, 2007 at 1:32 pm

ok for all of you that doubt that you can pee on something from far away and get shocked, when i was around 5 or 6 i pee’ed on an electric fence and i was standing a good 3 feet away from it … and lets just say .. it did not feel good at all …