By October 9, 2006

Don't brush your teeth in a lightning storm?

I was talking with my friend Stilts about lightning storms last weekend. He doesn’t like to shower during them, and I poked fun at him for his extra precautionary measures. That is, until he sent me this article about a lady in Australia who was struck by lightning while brushing her teeth. Sure, it’s a SUPER freak accident (she happened to place her toothbrush under a running tap when lightning struck), but who wants a lightning bolt to exit out of your anus?

Apologizes to Stilts in advance if he has this queued up at his site. 🙂

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  1. I know I’m not supposed to shower or use land lines during lightning storms (I can’t say I never do, but I’ll hold off sometimes), but it hadn’t occurred to me to worry about toothbrushing. Until now.

  2. Stomper says:

    Yep and you shouldn’t stand in open doorways during them – friend of the family was killed by lightening when he was standing inside a screen door after the worst of the storm had passed by. And no standing under trees or in front of electrical outlets or in front of windows. Gee there’s not much you can do during storms. And on that cheery note…