A series of still images show an electric eel leaping out of water and shocking scientist Kenneth Catania. | Kenneth Catania

Scientist Allows Himself to Be Shocked by an Electric Eel

The painful experiment reveals the voltage and current of an electric eel and is helping researchers better understand electromotive forces.

Experiment design | Kenneth Catania
Kenneth Catania tests the dynamics of the electrical circuit that develops when an electric eel leaps to electrify a threat. | Cell Press