Thursday, March 4, 2021

Chinese Man Causes Outage After Doing Sit-Ups Atop Power Pole

 A man in China scaled a utility pole to do sit-ups off the top of it, stunning onlookers and causing a power cut to thousands of homes, media said Tuesday.

TheGuardian

The unnamed man was taken away by police following his antics on Sunday evening on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Chengdu, the People’s Daily said.

Emergency services, including medical personnel, rushed to the scene, The Paper in Shanghai said. It was not clear why the man decided to do sit-ups off the pole but state media warned against anyone copying him.

The incident was a hot topic on Chinese social media, with at least 1.7 million views of one hashtag relating to it.

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