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Mylar Balloon Scare Today

  1. Oct 15, 2009 #1
    So I read reading the news online about the boy who may have gotten trapped in a runaway mylar balloon that is powered by "1 million volts" of electricity to steer it and came across this quote:
    I'm currently taking undergrad E&M and was wondering if this statement is true? I don't know exactly how a Faraday Cage works other than the electric field inside a conductor is always zero.

    Would the mylar balloon act as a Faraday Cage in this case? And if so, isn't this claim that he would be electrocuted false?

    Just curious :)
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