Water is a conductor of electricity. So if i throw a normal clock or tv remote battery in a bucket of water, will it conduct the electricity, allow a short circuit between the + and - ve terminals and cause some minor explosion? I wanted to try it but got scared. What will happen if i connect two lead wires to the two ends of a battery and then drop the other ends of the wire in a small tub of water? Will it cause some sparking? Will the battery discharge suddenly due to short circuit? Will it damage the battery?