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What would happen if you Tasered an elephant?
QuoteWhat would happen if you Tasered an elephant?You would have the animal welfare group all over your back 
Been done (1903) ... newbielink:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topsy_%28elephant%29 [nonactive]Thomas Edison's (yes the Thomas Edison) elephant snuff-movie is available ...
I wouldn't be surprised if this happened http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaNbNktAh0o
But my point was that Tasers work by deploying electrodes that embed themselves into the skin in order to make contant. I suspect that most of an elephant's hide will be too think for a Taser electrode to penetrate, although I have no objective data...!
Tasers work by passing electricity between two electrodes that pierce the skin. This disrupts nerve and muscle activity, leading to temporary stunning. In practical terms, contact between each electrode and the salty extracellular fluid within the tissue enables a current to flow, depolarising nerve and muscle cell membranes to produce pain and collapse.