In the movies, it’s not uncommon for someone to get electrocuted after an electrical device drops into the bathtub with them.

Eccentric satirical scientist Mehdi Sadaghdar wanted to test that concept in real life, but isn’t suicidal, so he created a miniature experiment with a bucket of water and two exposed live wires.

His theory that the electricity will travel the shortest distance from one wire to the other turns out to be true, but he doesn’t come to this conclusion without plenty of shocks.