Originally Posted by bonnyprincecharlie
Very minor point but sticking a coat hanger in an electric outlet wouldn't work. This act will probably result in bad burn to mouth if wire is put in mouth. Supposedly, the body reacts to the electric current and releases the wire. This is what would happen if person stuck the plug from an insulation stripped wire of a lamp in an electric outlet. Supposedly the scuicidal person could not use this technique to commit the act.
This may be true for a standard household 120 Volt 15 Amp circuit but it can be very different for a 240 Volt 20 Amp circuit. My Uncle fell victim to that when he decided to wire his stove without tripping the breaker.