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Electricity and Magnetism

Why don't birds get electrocuted when both of their feet are on a power line?

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January 17, 2008 3:40PM

Because there is no ground. In order for them to be part of the circuit, there has to be a way for the electricity to more easily flow through them to something else then for it to continue travelling on the wire. because its not grounded