How Many College Students Does it Take to Change a Danish Fuse?
by Courtney Shephard -- December 12th, 2009
Two, with help from three others.
Last night we had an unfortunate incident at the student flat involving a blown fuse. The four of us were way too jet lagged and too tired to figure out how to fix it, so after flipping the breakers a few times we decided to go to bed instead. Fast forward today when it started to get dark in the afternoon (we are in northern Europe, after all) – it was time to figure out this problem because half of our flat lacked power. After soliciting input from the rest of the group, I determined that the fuse box could be removed by using a spoon handle. Luckily Shana was watching to stop me from using the same metal tool to mess with the mechanics inside of the box (hey, I’m still jet lagged!). I found my headlamp and we killed the power. I also discovered that our landlords kindly left us a few spare fuses, we figured out how to remove the box in question, changed the fuse, and we were back in business. I honestly think that we could graduate to Danish electrician apprentices after this experience…I mean, it took two days.