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Monday, July 16, 2007

Snopes Feed

So the talk of the parties this weekend was iPods and lightening strikes. It smacked of something I should look up before passing on. Interestingly enough, about a week ago I was wandering through some stuff on Live Journal and added a feed from Snopes to my friends list. This morning I was greeted with a link to a shiny new Snopes article on lightning and iPods.

So, for the record, your iPod won't make you more likely to get hit; it will make you much more injured when you do get hit. Interesting, but not something I'm really going to worry about in the Bay Area where many folks from other places complain about our lack of thunderstorms. For all those fool enough to live someplace other than here, take heed. If you hear see a thunderstorm coming, at least take out your headphones and pay attention. (Oh who am I kidding!)


  • According to the article, it's not just Ipods, but any wired earphone from cell phones etc. You could also assume those BlueTooth wireless earphones would also cause the same sort of problem.

    By Blogger Chrisfs, at 12:35 PM  

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