Electric eels deliver taser-like shocks

In a painful experiment, a US researcher found out just how strong the jolts delivered by the fish are. He had previously found that electric eels have a special technique that makes their shocks extra-efficient.

Now that’s dedication to science: researcher Kenneth Catania tested how strong the jolts are that electic eels use to shock their victims – on himself. Catania, a biology professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, in the US state of Tennessee, wanted to understand the dynamics of the circuit created in an electric eel attack. For this, he developed an apparatus that can measure the strength of the electric current through a human arm that gets touched by an electric eel. The experience, Catania wrote in the journal Current Biology, is quite painful.

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References  http://www.dw.com/en/electric-eels-deliver-taser-like-shocks/a-40513040

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