“Don't drink the water” is a frequent tip for tourists traveling the world, but perhaps the “Don't turn on the lights” recommendation should also be included in some travel guides
Members of the UK's Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and 138,000 readers of its E&T magazine voted for the worst wiring designs around the world - finding some truly shocking examples.
More than 500 photographs of a truly heartbreaking posting were presented to the readers of the magazine, so that those, from the standpoint of experts in this field, choose 12 of them especially bad.
All of them are presented below.
The first place among the worst wiring was taken by this one - in an office building in Madras, India. Here, an electrical panel with bare wires was installed right on a wooden board with traces of a recent fire.
In second place was a hotel in the Maldives, the life of its guests is under serious and even double threat. After all, local electricians have placed two sockets next to the shower.
The third place was taken by a street stop in Hanoi, Vietnam. Here is a complete collection of cables: communications, power and lighting.
Even in French Saint-Tropez, you have to pay to hire professional electricians - or not look at the back facade of your holiday villa.
It turns out that wiring standards around the world leave a lot to be desired.
This cheap electrician hack made the list of the 12 worst electrical wiring in the world.
Most of the worst examples of wiring have been found in Asia, but two in prosperous France.
A complete set for those who are tired of living: gas and electric meters next to the sewer pipe.
Danger! Keep out!
This pole hangs from two cables.
This handle is used to connect two pieces of wire.
The bare wire protrudes directly from the ground.