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Postby Mercer Boy » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:27 am

Yahoo! News wrote:HANOI (Reuters) - A Vietnamese man who once appeared on national television to demonstrate his ability to resist electric shocks has been electrocuted while repairing a generator, an official said Tuesday.

Nguyen Van Hung, aged in his early 40s, was killed in Tay Ninh province near the Cambodian border while repairing the generator without first cutting the power supply, a local official said.

"When alive, he used to demonstrate at our office how he would insert two fingers into the electrical plughole without problems," the official said.

Hung, nicknamed "Hung Electric," had appeared on television's "Strange Stories of Vietnam."


At least he had a cool nickname. :-/
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Postby moonhead » Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:35 am

hung electric! bwhahahaha. that's classic. i wish that was my nickname. any nickname with hung would be cool. :-/
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Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:51 am

Wow. That's so horrible, but so damn funny. :-o :-b
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Postby thatonepoorkid » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:13 am

Well im sure there is a point that you stop resisting. A power Generator is proably that point. I can see a uy holding agienst a few severe shocks but not that. Well im sorry tp hear the guy died but it is pretty funny.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:28 am

Sad, but terribly ironic. Kind of like, "God can't even sink the Titanic."
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Postby knapplc » Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:05 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:Sad, but terribly ironic. Kind of like, "God can't even sink the Titanic."


That's exactly what I was thinking when I read that. Don't tempt fate! :-o
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Postby awwchrist » Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:40 pm

Thanks for naming my new fantasy money team.

"Hung Electric"

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Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:58 pm

moonhead wrote:hung electric! bwhahahaha. that's classic. i wish that was my nickname. any nickname with hung would be cool. :-/


yeah...seeing the Orgazmo quote in the other thread makes me wish i had gone by Tom Hung on here
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Postby Metroid » Wed Sep 13, 2006 1:00 pm

Nguyen Van "Hung Electric" was Killed!?!? Shocking. :-b
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Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Sep 13, 2006 2:10 pm

Haha, I find that so funny.
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