30 Ways to Electrocute Yourself

Here are just a few of the 30 creepily Teutonic pictures from the book Elektroschutz in 132 Bildern (“Electrical Protection in 132 Pictures”). If you want to see the whole disturbing lot, go check out Bre Pettis’ Flickr photostream titled 30 Ways to Die of Electrocution.

I think the illustration below is supposed to warn us of the dangers of letting the baby get too close to the Nintendo Wii:


The lesson I’m going to take from the illustration below is “Never attempt to repair an Enigma Machine with scissors while consumed with rage”:


Maybe it wasn’t obvious to 1930s people that water and changing lightbulbs don’t mix:


I had no idea that there were emo kids in the 1930s. How can we be sure that the electrocution depicted below isn’t intentional?


And finally, there’s this one. I think this kid’s doing it to get his jollies:


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