I shouldn’t have to tell you that this type of action is extremely dangerous and likely won’t work with the high power going through industrialized power lines. But in less organized parts of the world, smart people have to make due with what is available.

It appears s/he’s got some sort of transformer there at the end to step down the power to 240V but, again, obviously not for the newbies. Via Weibo

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