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Lightning Strikes Reported by iPod Users

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posted on Jul, 12 2007 @ 04:49 AM
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Lightning Strikes Reported by iPod Users


www.chicagotribune.com

Listen to an iPod during a storm and you may get more than electrifying tunes. A Canadian jogger suffered wishbone-shaped chest and neck burns, ruptured eardrums and a broken jaw when lightning traveled through his music player's wires.
Contrary to some urban legends and media reports, electronic devices don't attract lightning the way a tall tree or a lightning rod does.

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posted on Jul, 12 2007 @ 04:49 AM
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Bunch, who was listening to Metallica while mowing the grass at his home in Castle Rock, Colo., still has mild hearing damage in both ears, despite two reconstructive surgeries to repair ruptured eardrums. He had burns from the earphone wires on the sides of his face, a nasty burn on his hip where the iPod had been in a pocket and "a bad line up the side of my body," even though the iPod cord was outside his shirt.

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So the iPods don't attract the lightning, but the wires will channel the electricity, I'm guessing usually to places you don't want it to go.
Which is weird, because those wires are only meant to handle millivolts, not billions of volts. But I suppose the wires hold up for the tiny fraction of a second it requires to seriously burn you. I'm going to think twice before going outside with my iPod on.
Since I'm on this topic, I wonder if it's possible that metal buttons could 'channel' the electricity down to your nether-regions?
Okay, no more metal buttons.

www.chicagotribune.com (visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jul, 12 2007 @ 05:04 AM
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My first ever post on here but I can't resist


Was he listening to Ride the Lightning


Wakka Wakka Wakka



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