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iPod saved my life, says girl hit by lightning. - June 20th 2009, 04:30 PM

iPod saved my life, says girl hit by lightning - Times Online
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An Essex teenager who was hit by lightning in a storm says that her life was saved by her iPod and the fact that she was holding her boyfriend's hand at the time. Sophie Frost and Mason Billington, both 14, took shelter under a tree in King George V Playing Field, in Rayleigh during a thunderstorm on Monday night when they were hit by the 3,000 volt lightning bolt. Sophie passed out as the current travelled through her iPod headphones, which were hanging from her school uniform, and burned her chest and stomach.
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Re: iPod saved my life, says girl hit by lightning. - June 20th 2009, 04:48 PM

This is why you don't shelter under trees in a thunderstorm.

At least she didn't have the headphones in her ears, that would have fried her brain.
   
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Re: iPod saved my life, says girl hit by lightning. - June 20th 2009, 04:58 PM

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This is why you don't shelter under trees in a thunderstorm.
I was wondering why she did that too. Unless it was in a forest or cluster of trees, but it didn't sound like it...


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Re: iPod saved my life, says girl hit by lightning. - June 20th 2009, 04:59 PM

Ha ha, what If apple uses this in advertising?

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Re: iPod saved my life, says girl hit by lightning. - July 4th 2009, 12:27 AM

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At least she didn't have the headphones in her ears, that would have fried her brain.



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Re: iPod saved my life, says girl hit by lightning. - July 4th 2009, 12:45 AM

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Ha ha, what If apple uses this in advertising?
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Re: iPod saved my life, says girl hit by lightning. - July 4th 2009, 12:47 AM

I'm still trying to figure out why she was standing under a tree. One of the first things I learned when I was little was to get out of the woods if it started storming.


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Re: iPod saved my life, says girl hit by lightning. - July 4th 2009, 05:09 AM

I'm curious as to why they would seek shelter under a tree. Lightning strikes the tallest object...they would have been much safer in that field.


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Re: iPod saved my life, says girl hit by lightning. - July 4th 2009, 06:00 AM

I guess getting struck by lightning is a rare enough event that they didn't think about that possibility?


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Re: iPod saved my life, says girl hit by lightning. - July 4th 2009, 04:02 PM

I'd imagine that it was just raining...lightning isn't that common, even down in the south of the country, the lightning bolt probably came out of no-where, I'd imagine.
The thing that stood out to me was that it mentioned that her boyfriend's eyesight was affected...is that permanent? o.o Since that's kinda major...




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Re: iPod saved my life, says girl hit by lightning. - July 4th 2009, 07:13 PM

So we've all learned something today...when in a thunderstorm...don't try to take shelter in a building..so sit around with your iPod on...it's perfectly fine haha.

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Re: iPod saved my life, says girl hit by lightning. - July 5th 2009, 05:33 AM

I don't think the ipod saved her. The blast would probably not have even reached her if she didn't have it.


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Re: iPod saved my life, says girl hit by lightning. - July 5th 2009, 12:10 PM

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Ha ha, what If apple uses this in advertising?

"I'm a Mac."
"And I'm a PC."

Similar thing happened in Afghanistan a while ago with a United States Marine. He was shot at, and due to his iPod apparently taking the majority of the kinetic force, he only suffered a flesh wound instead of damaging a major artery.

Apple never used it as advertising.


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