Hooking a Car Battery Up to a Wet Towel Rack Is a Pretty Horrible Prank

This is one way to lose friends/roommates for good: sneak into the bathroom while they're in the shower, cover the towel rack with tin foil, and hook up a car battery. Zzzzap!

We here at Gizmodo HQ are trying to decide if this is real or not. One the one hand, that spark looks relatively real, and the dude certainly reacts like it's real, but the battery terminal looks like its hooked up to the foil in a short, which should cause HEAT, not shocks. And, anyhow, what kind of person would actually do this? Good god. What say you, commenters? [Break via The Daily What]

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