Lightning Strikes Teenager Listening To iPod<br><br>That's not the stench of his burnt dreadlocks, it is the stench of a lawsuit you know that is in the works. Guy mowing his lawn during a thunderstorm, lightening hits him. Obviously it's the iPod's fault. <br><br>"But Dr. Swinda Esprit said in the letter that conductive materials in direct contact with skin such as metallic objects -- like a mobile phone or iPod -- disrupt the flashover and result in internal injury with a greater risk of dying."<br><br>What about that big hunk of metal called a lawnmower he's holding onto?<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Loc: Dedham, MA, USA
As a comment on the same story at The Unofficial Apple Weblog reads:<br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p><br>3. How about, "God hates Metallica" as a headline instead?<br><p><hr></blockquote><p>LOL<br><br>
Loc: Hampstead, MD, USA
I remember on mythbusters they tested whether or not having piercings would make you more prone to getting hit by lightning, and if I recall correctly the head without the piercings got hit more than twice as much as the head with piercings.<br><br>
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Whats interesting is the iPod targeting instead of saying any MP3 players ? Well at lease he mentions cell phones too.<br><br>[color:blue]The doctors said having such devices near your head when hit by lightning can result in even more severe injuries.</font color=blue> - key word is "when hit" - Now if the quacks can prove that iPods can cause lightning or even act as a lightning rod then its possible to sue Apple. However all this proves is that there was a dumb shiit mowing the lawn in a storm who happened to be listening to his MP3 player.<br><br>Conversely we all heard of those warning stories of people who were talking on their home telephone during a storm and they where hit with lightning after it hit a power pole or something <-- So what this story finally reach London ? and them quacks are just rehashing a warning thats decades old ?<br><br>
Was he swearing over the cell at the time ? if so he could have sued God <br>Which brings full circle , you cannot sue over an act of God. Lightning is such an act , there must have been larger metal conductors in the area such as Cars , buildings and yes that stupid lawn mower that has more metal conductivity concentration then an iPod. <br><br>Anyway it will be interesting to even see if they try to sue <br><br>
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