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iPod + Electrical Storm = Danger

Along with lounging by the pool and BBQ's, summertime also means dramatic electrical storms. As much as we all love to run with our iPods, I want you all to know (and so does Sugar user rubiala) that using an iPod, or any other MP3 player for that matter, outdoors when lightning threatens can be dangerous.

According to PC World using an MP3 player may not necessarily increase the chances of being struck by lightning, the combination of sweat and metal earphones may direct the electrical current to the user's head. The head injures sustained are not pretty, not only do they include burns but also ruptured eardrums and broken jaws.

I don't think that running in an electrical storm is ever a good idea, but if you find yourself out in the rain take your earbuds out!

To learn more about lightning, read 5 Things About: Lightning. If you are really, really, really freaked out by lightning, you may also want to check out this lightning detector on geeksugar. I think it may be "lie detector's" illegitimate offspring.

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krisua krisua 8 years
Brrr. Thank god I have always found it uncomfortable to jog with the headset, I'd rather listen to the bird singing instead.
krystalmak krystalmak 8 years
I read about this! Man, that sucks. Who wouldda thunk it.
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