Seems like a stupid question right? But remember the old saying, ‘there are no stupid questions, only stupid answers…’ From Discovery News:
Since the advent of our nation’s pastime, there has been a longstanding tradition of the fan who thinks it will be just HILARIOUS to jump onto a baseball diamond and get his or her 15 minutes of fame before getting tackled by security guards.
On Monday, 17-year-old Steve Consalvi decided to do just that during a Philadelphia Phillies game.
Except this time, the overzealous fan who told his dad he was looking for a “once in a lifetime experience” got a little more than he bargained for: he got Tasered. It’s the first time a Taser has been used to stop a spectator who’s running on the field.
The kid’s OK, and now the Phillies and Philadelphia police are investigating whether the officer’s use of the Taser was appropriate.
So do Tasers hurt?
Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: Yes, they do, but not for very long — or at least that’s how they’re supposed to work.
Stun guns and Tasers, which use a compressed gas cartridge to shoot two electrodes at the intended target, work by scrambling the communication system in your body.
Imagine your body as an office, with each department in constant discussion. Your brain talks to your nerve cells, which then talk to your muscle cells and vice versa. Everything’s clicking; everyone’s happy
Until you get Tasered. Then the computers crash and the phone lines go down – but just for a little while…
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