Have you ever wondered why people get thrown in the air or against a wall in the movies after being electrocuted? It’s not just another Hollywood exaggeration, it also happens in real life. However, the common belief that electricity throws your body in the distance is completely false.
When a certain current runs through your body, your muscles start to contract. Different people have different level of resistance to the electric current. It depends on the human’s skin, medical conditions, dryness or wetness and the time of the day. Depending on the voltage of the current, the human body reacts in different ways. If the voltage is low, it could buzz or paralyze you for some time. This could prevent you from letting go of the object which electrocuted you. However, if the voltage is extremely high, it could cause your muscles to spasm and contract so violently, that you’d be thrown off in the air not by the current, but by your own body.
If the current passes through your internal organs, it could kill you. Otherwise, you might get serious burns and injuries.