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    Quote Originally Posted by Bean View Post
    Yes.

    Go have a look at a UK plug, whilst paying close attention to the bottom two holes - now stick a fork in the top hole and watch as magic happens before your eyes.

    The top hole is a safety device, that when the top prong is inserted, elevates the safety barriers in the bottom 2 holes, to allow the bottom 2 prongs to make a circuit.

    So yes, the UK plug is objectively safer than the 2 hole equivalent.

    Perhaps on the continent, they're using it as a form of Darwinian selection for children?
    I just stuck a fork in the plug here, all it does is trip a circuit breaker for the room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bean View Post
    Yes.

    Go have a look at a UK plug, whilst paying close attention to the bottom two holes - now stick a fork in the top hole and watch as magic happens before your eyes.

    The top hole is a safety device, that when the top prong is inserted, elevates the safety barriers in the bottom 2 holes, to allow the bottom 2 prongs to make a circuit.

    So yes, the UK plug is objectively safer than the 2 hole equivalent.

    Perhaps on the continent, they're using it as a form of Darwinian selection for children?
    No it isn't. Two pronged plug has a metal clip that does exactly the same thing as a three pronged plug. In other words it also has an extra ground connection, it just isn't a prong.
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    For people who don't understand two pronged plugs here is an explanation.

    European sockets
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    For people who don't understand two pronged plugs here is an explanation.

    European sockets
    Perhaps our continental cousins finally realised a safety feature was a good thing, as the old continental plugs were more like this;
    Power plug & outlet Type C - World Standards
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bean View Post
    Perhaps our continental cousins finally realised a safety feature was a good thing, as the old continental plugs were more like this;
    Power plug & outlet Type C - World Standards
    Two prong plugs are fine. It was the sockets that were problematical, and eventually made illegal to fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
    How can I still post?
    Have you not met NAT before?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bean View Post
    Perhaps our continental cousins finally realised a safety feature was a good thing, as the old continental plugs were more like this;
    Power plug & outlet Type C - World Standards
    Looks like a UK shaver plug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eirikur View Post
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