If you ever watch the grand prix where two well matched drivers are seperated by a small margin, you will notice that their difference (in distance) varies with their speed. As they slow down for the corners, they will be very close, but as they accelerate down the straight the distance streches out. This is no mystery, it is simply that their difference in TIME is remaining constant. 1 second at 30mph is a lot smaller than 1 second at 200mph. Now if we pour a constant stream of water out of a vessel, it too, is subject to acceleration. As a result each part of the stream is being pulled away from the surrounding stream. In due course, surface tention adds the final thrust, and breaks the water into pieces. So even a constant trickle of water will hit the ground as a series of drips. So what I'm wondering is, does it really hurt when you wizz on the electric fence, or is it urban myth. After all, there isn't a solid core of water between the body and the fence. Just a series of drips (albeit that they hit the fence in pretty rapid succession). I have in mind an experiment to safely evaluate this. If you were to stretch a piece of wire between two stakes (electric fence fashion). Connect this to one side of a multimeter. Next connect the other side of the multimeter to your body (possibly by means of a jubilee clip). Then have a wizz on the wire and measure the resistance. I suspect it would still be in the order of Megs. Any takers? This is one occaision where I'd like someone to take the proverbial.