before i say this i am not going to try this , would you be shocked if you stuck a fork in a 120 volt 60Hz outlet . cause after watching walter lewin short out a car battery by holding the wrench in his hand i don't think so . electricity takes the path of least Resistance so wouldn't it just want to flow straight across to the other part of the outlet and not want to flow through your hand. I mean unless there is a potential difference between the fork and the ground . But i did a little test with a volt meter i hooked up a circuit with a light bulb in it and the checked the potential difference between the copper wire in the circuit and the ground and the voltmeter was zero . And yes this would pop the breaker and the fork would heat up until the 15amp breaker pops but would you get shocked ?