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Lightning burns dude via iPod. You saying something, God?

Lightning burns dude via iPod. You saying something, God?

Xeni Jardin: Snip from Denver Post story:
The wounds follow the line of his iPod, from his ears down his right side to his hip, where he was carrying the device. The iPod has a hole in the back, and the earbuds dissolved into green threads.Bunch and his mother believe the iPod acted as an antenna, drawing the lightning to him. There were tall pine trees nearby that didn't get hit. But lightning and weather experts say that's probably not the case.

"There is no scientific evidence to show that lightning is 'attracted' to items like an iPod. However, if someone wearing earbuds is struck, current may travel along the wires into the ears," said Gregory Stewart of the Denver-based Lightning Reference Center. "There are documented cases of lightning traveling through wired telephones and killing the users. "

Link. Image: Denver Post / Helen H. Richardson (Thanks, Adam)

Update: Holy crap, the article says he was listening to Metallica when it happened... and dare we speculate,"Ride The Lightning?"

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ReBlogged by ann p on Jul 7, 2006 at 05:01 PM Posted by ann p on Jul 7, 2006 at 05:01 PM

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