Scientist Shocks Himself With an Electric Eel…Because Science

Electric eels are fascinating creatures. They emit high voltage electricity to track and control prey, but did you know they also jump out of water to attack threats? They’ve even been documented leaping at horses and humans.

Kenneth C. Catania, a biologist and neuroscientist at Vanderbilt University who’s studied eels in the past, put himself in harm’s way in order to learn just how shocking eels are. In a study titled “Power Transfer to a Human During an Electric Eel’s Shocking Leap,” r

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