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Very silly pics

Mrs Trellis

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Not silly but funny-ish

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AR

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I heard about that one several years ago from a mate who was working there around that time, apparently it was done quite cleverly - the perpetrator had gone up into the tower during daytime when the lights were off, undone the bullet connectors that the lights used, then wrapped a layer of waxed paper around the male end to act as an insulator. Once the connectors were put back in, it wasn't apparent that they'd been disabled, so when the lights were turned on that evening, you got the above display...
 

Pitlamp

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I heard about that one several years ago from a mate who was working there around that time, apparently it was done quite cleverly - the perpetrator had gone up into the tower during daytime when the lights were off, undone the bullet connectors that the lights used, then wrapped a layer of waxed paper around the male end to act as an insulator. Once the connectors were put back in, it wasn't apparent that they'd been disabled, so when the lights were turned on that evening, you got the above display...
I worked near "Twaitses" brewery (as many locals pronounce it) and I remember the entertaining articles in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph at the time. The picture looks photoshopped but isn't.
 
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