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I was wondering would you please tell me: is it a fact that if a piece of exposed electrical cord that is not covered is dangerous?

If it is a fact, would you please explain to me in a easy way that I can understand: why is it?

You should treat any exposed wire as if it is "Hot", with current flowing through it. You should disconnect it from the power source, and insulate the bare spot. such as electrical tape. Without being to technical, current (the flow of electrons) always seek out a ground or neutral, to complete a circuit. If you touch a live wire, you will complete the circuit to ground. This could result in a mild shock, or death. I suggest you do some reading about basic electricity. It's amazing the things it can do for us.  

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