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750 volts

In a case involving shocking cattle, a lawyer asked an expert witness to shock himself with a novelty pen in order to prove that electric currents from a 1.5 volt AAA battery could be felt by a person. The only problem was that the pen contained a transformer that could convert the 1.5 volts to as many as 750 volts — enough to kill someone with certain health issues. Luckily, the witness came away unharmed, but we bet it came as a shock to no one that the judge sanctioned the lawyer for the stunt.

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