Just Give Him a Cool Name, And He’s a Superhero

By Deane Barker on September 16, 2005

Power-dressing man leaves trail of destruction: This has got to be a hoax.

An Australian man built up a 40,000-volt charge of static electricity in his clothes as he walked, leaving a trail of scorched carpet and molten plastic and forcing firefighters to evacuate a building.

Frank Clewer, who was wearing a woolen shirt and a synthetic nylon jacket, was oblivious to the growing electrical current that was building up as his clothes rubbed together.