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> An elderly lady phoned her telephone company to report
> that her telephone failed to ring when her friends called -
> and that on the few occasions when it did ring, her pet
> dog always moaned right before the phone rang. The
> telephone repairman proceeded to the scene, curious
> to see this psychic dog or senile elderly lady.
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> He climbed a nearby telephone pole, hooked in his test
> set, and dialed the subscriber's house. The phone didn't
> ring right away, but then the dog moaned loudly and the
> telephone began to ring.
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> Climbing down from the pole, the telephone repairman found:
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> 1. The dog was tied to the telephone system's ground
> wire via a steel chain and collar.
> 2. The wire connection to the ground rod was loose.
> 3. The dog was receiving 90 volts of signaling current
> when the phone number was called.
> 4. After a couple of such jolts, the dog would start
> moaning and then urinate on himself and the ground.
> 5. The wet ground would complete the circuit, thus
> causing the phone to ring.
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> Which demonstrates that some problems CAN be fixed
> by peeing and moaning!!!
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