Bonus points if you escaped death at the hands of your own stupidity only to be faced with a furious parent.
When I was, oh, possibly nine, I saw some character on an action-adventure show–it might have been Wonder Woman–escape from a jail cell by sticking a fork into a power outlet, wrapping wire around it, and creating an electric arc that he used to cut a hole in the cell bars. (Why there was an open outlet in a cell was never explained.) I thought I’d try it. I had a power outlet in my bedroom, of course, and my parents had just put bars on the windows, and it had worked on TV, so it MUST have been safe, I thought…
Well, the outcome wasn’t good for me. I only escaped a whipping because my father figured getting knocked out was by the shock was punishment enough.