Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

Hot, Hot, Hot!

I heard beeping that sounded like a malfunctioning smoke alarm. (It wasn't, but more on that later.) I asked daisy_knotwise to grab a 9V battery so I could replace the likely offender, but when I couldn't figure out which smoke alarm was complaining, I ended up dropping the battery in my shirt pocket and forgetting about it.

Until about ten minutes later, when I noticed that something was really hot in my shirt pocket. What the?!

I grabbed the very, very hot battery out of my pocket. I carry my wedding ring there and it had shorted across the battery terminals. The ring was nice and toasty warm too.

Apparently, gold is a pretty good conductor...
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