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(Daily Mail)   Sure, they look funny, aren't stylish, and have a stupid name. But wearing Crocs may save your life if your faulty hairdryer gives you a massive electrical shock   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 68
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2010-06-03 12:57:23 AM
I, for one, am shocked that Crocs might be good for anything.

/Shocked!
 
2010-06-03 01:22:23 AM
jingks: sumrandumgai: Yeah, I've been electrocuted other times as well. But mainly because I don't pay attention to what I'm doing.

Brain Dead people have a tendency to do that.


FTFY
 
2010-06-03 01:27:07 AM
sumrandumgai: Veteran of the Cola Wars:

Dude, I was struck by lightning too. I was about 12.


The first time I got struck, I was trying to get inside my apartment. I was on the porch, and next to the building there was a huge puddle. The lightning struck the ground between the buildings, went through the water and wet earth, traveled up the metal door frame, and jumped out the deadbolt right as I was sticking my key in the door. The word "Schlage" was burned and branded into my finger and I was blown clean off my own front porch. My beard was ignited, my eyebrows were partially burned off, and I looked like I was horribly sunburned, I'm not sure but I think the light or the heat of the arc jumping out of the deadbolt and connecting to my key flash fried my face. Or it could be that I was just boiled from the inside. Even my pubes were singed.

And that was only the first time.

The second time involved a vacuum cleaner and doing housework. I now avoid housework, as doing so seems to invite the wrath of God.

But I didn't learn my lesson from doing housework that time, no... I was doing housework again later, the dishes this time, when ZAP! Apartment was struck again and the motherfarking lightning went through the pipes and fried me like chicken when I was pushing the lever thingy down to turn off the water because I had just heard a thunderclap a few moments before.

I don't like telephones with cords. Not at all. I'll let you guess why.
 
2010-06-03 02:00:15 AM
Gyrfalcon: Is there some reason besides abject stupidity they had a hair dryer in a swimming pool changing room?

In most locker rooms visited by women there are hair driers. This kid was 3, most likely in the same locker room as his mom. She most likely dried her hair and GASP! Her child's hair.
 
2010-06-03 02:27:34 AM
Although he received burns, medics believe Harley's shoes acted as insulators by stopping the electricity passing into the ground.

Plastic is an insulator, but so is rubber.

/how come birds on high power lines aren't electrocuted ;)


Because to be electrocuted you have to be grounded in some way. Birds aren't grounded. There is a video of a guy that maintains high voltage powerlines, at work at the moment so can't look for it, where they fly him in on a helicopter and he has this contraption that he uses to move along the wires. He has this huge lightning rod that he uses to ground the helicopter to the lines. Very cool video of him going from the helicopter to the lines. Lots of sparks, he's about 250 ft. off the ground or so and looks scary as hell. Hopefully someone can find it and post a link.
 
2010-06-03 02:30:19 AM
I don't care what anyone says, they're comfy and the only way anyone will take them from me is over my cold, dead body.

/mine are pink
//good thing I'm a girl
 
2010-06-03 03:31:43 AM
Not worth it.
 
2010-06-03 04:05:39 AM
airplane_mech2: Very cool video of him going from the helicopter to the lines. Lots of sparks, he's about 250 ft. off the ground or so and looks scary as hell. Hopefully someone can find it and post a link.

Ask and ye shall receive.

Was an IMAX production I believe.
 
2010-06-03 05:43:37 AM
You can have my Crocs when you pry them from my cold, dead feet.

Anyhow, nice to see tragedy averted from an attractive, blond, blue-eyed baby.
 
2010-06-03 07:43:39 AM
Why specifically crocs? Any rubber/plastic-soled footwear would have done the same sort of thing.
 
2010-06-03 09:34:32 AM
Veteran of the Cola Wars: Or you can just be like me and build up an immunity by being electro-raped from having CRTs discharge into your body. And other high voltage shocks.

Sweet Jesus! Having been knocked on my ass by a CRT before, I'd like to know how one ever develops a "tolerance" for that!
 
2010-06-03 10:16:06 AM
TsukasaK: Veteran of the Cola Wars: Or you can just be like me and build up an immunity by being electro-raped from having CRTs discharge into your body. And other high voltage shocks.

Sweet Jesus! Having been knocked on my ass by a CRT before, I'd like to know how one ever develops a "tolerance" for that!


Well, a long long long time ago, Macintoshes used to come in all in one units. Monitor and CPU all in one. And occasionally they would need repairs or upgrades, which I would do. And while fixing them, accidents happen, no matter how careful you are. Sometimes, yer elbow might brush up against the CRT area. Or you might drop your screwdriver due to fumble fingers and then be clever and catch it, right as it has fallen into a bad spot. Or any number of reasons. After a while, and a number of these accidents, you will find that those moments where you lay down on the floor for a while trying to encourage simple things like breathing and motor skills gets a little easier over time.

The worst were the later series of Macs, the ones with the built in 13 inch sony screens, like the LC520 and the Performa 575. The discharge on those monsters had to be felt to be believed.

Oh, and the SE/30 was a real firecracker!
 
2010-06-03 10:59:52 AM
I'm wearing Crocs right now, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2010-06-03 11:32:12 AM
For all of the haters in this thread, men and women:

demandware.edgesuite.net

demandware.edgesuite.net

/Why yes, feel free to check my profile.
 
2010-06-03 11:42:39 AM
Oh, and just because I like to post this one in every thread that I can...

static.guim.co.uk

Pirates support me.

/Hot.
 
2010-06-03 12:24:15 PM
For all you haters out there, I have one simple question that no one can seem to answer: Can you name any shoe that is comfortable when you are on your feet 12+ hrs a day?

Crocs may not look as nice as pointy-toed witch boots, but I have not found a single other shoe that stays comfortable all day. I am very willing to try some, but no one can give me anything even close.
 
2010-06-03 12:37:51 PM
Chimpasaurus: For all you haters out there, I have one simple question that no one can seem to answer: Can you name any shoe that is comfortable when you are on your feet 12+ hrs a day?

Crocs may not look as nice as pointy-toed witch boots, but I have not found a single other shoe that stays comfortable all day. I am very willing to try some, but no one can give me anything even close.


You should see whats coming out in the fall. Rocking a pair of solid black leather sneakers right now that look like old school air walks.

/Interesting to be on the inside.
 
2010-06-03 01:13:37 PM
Chimpasaurus: For all you haters out there, I have one simple question that no one can seem to answer: Can you name any shoe that is comfortable when you are on your feet 12+ hrs a day?

Crocs may not look as nice as pointy-toed witch boots, but I have not found a single other shoe that stays comfortable all day. I am very willing to try some, but no one can give me anything even close.


My Blundstones.

20+ miles of walking and my feet actually hurt more when I took my boots off that night and went barefoot around the house.

I swear, they are the most comfortable boots I've ever owned.
 
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