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(The Sun)   After discovering her young son has already eaten a games console lead and a plugged-in phone charger, mother-of-the-year candidate does the logical thing and makes him wear rubber-soled shoes to protect him from the danger of electrocution   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 43
    More: Sad, electrical wiring, video game consoles, electrocution, Chargers, electrical appliances  
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2012-08-03 12:06:56 PM  
He'll learn.

/Had to rabbit proof a house once.
 
2012-08-03 12:10:56 PM  
Well, to her credit, she's doing what any good mother would do and grounding him...
 
2012-08-03 12:11:35 PM  
Kate is considering making Joseph wear rubber-soled shoes to protect him from the danger of electrocution.

A well-grounded decision.
 
2012-08-03 12:11:54 PM  
Let him chew on a live extension cord. If the lives, he'll probably never do it again.

//went to school with a girl who did that when she was little. She had a very nasty scar on the side of her mouth to remind her that power cords are not food.
 
2012-08-03 12:12:12 PM  
Ok; I LOL'd at the title of the article. I'm not ashamed to admit it.

/ it was positively shocking
 
2012-08-03 12:13:26 PM  
the "mum" is not too bad looking....however in the links was an article on Jennifer Anniston with pics of her high beams.
 
2012-08-03 12:14:31 PM  
How am I not surprised the little hellian is a ginger?
 
2012-08-03 12:14:58 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

/am i the only one?
 
2012-08-03 12:15:28 PM  
Needs more copper in his diet, does he?
 
2012-08-03 12:15:44 PM  
I am now disinterested in discussing a cord chewing child and interested in Jennifer Anniston's high beams.
 
2012-08-03 12:16:06 PM  
in before national lampoon's christmas cat scene
 
2012-08-03 12:16:31 PM  
Well, unplug it!

/dnrtfa
 
2012-08-03 12:18:45 PM  

mod3072: Let him chew on a live extension cord. If the lives, he'll probably never do it again.

//went to school with a girl who did that when she was little. She had a very nasty scar on the side of her mouth to remind her that power cords are not food.


www.joblo.com

Wanna know how I got these scars? Interesting story...
 
2012-08-03 12:19:51 PM  
She's 25 and has three kids. Stupidity is often hereditary, Ric Romero reports.
 
2012-08-03 12:19:53 PM  
Gee, crazy mom made a crazy kid. Shocking.
 
2012-08-03 12:20:15 PM  
He doesn't have Pica. But what he does need to do is go outside to the nearest tree and Pica a switch for his parents to use on his arse.
 
2012-08-03 12:21:36 PM  
[...] has caught the five-year-old munching through a games console lead AND a plugged-in phone charger.

Luckily both were switched off,[...]


Uh, ya... That PLUGGED IN phone charger wasn't "turned off." Is it too late to just abandon this family on the woods or something? Can we organize a hunger games for dumb people?
 
2012-08-03 12:21:53 PM  
i81.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-03 12:23:49 PM  
I don't care what you say about all these new game systems, the lead in them will never taste as good as Atari lead. That was a system that you couldn't just take one bite.
 
2012-08-03 12:24:04 PM  

offmymeds: mod3072: Let him chew on a live extension cord. If the lives, he'll probably never do it again.

//went to school with a girl who did that when she was little. She had a very nasty scar on the side of her mouth to remind her that power cords are not food.

[www.joblo.com image 656x303]

Wanna know how I got these scars? Interesting story...


In grade school, I knew a kid who had a small Glasgow smile on one side caused by this exact method. The kid was chewing on a plugged in power cord.

True story, bro.
 
2012-08-03 12:25:31 PM  
just tell him the thicker wires hold more juice.
 
2012-08-03 12:29:25 PM  
Skipped TFA and cruised over to the Jennifer Aniston nipping out.
 
2012-08-03 12:30:20 PM  

Langdon Alger: the "mum" is not too bad looking....however in the links was an article on Jennifer Anniston with pics of her high beams.


/Heading back to the article
 
2012-08-03 12:32:16 PM  
My Beagle liked to chew on power cords and pretty much anything else he could get a hold of:

i.imgur.com

Then one day he got a hold on something that pretty much broke him of that habit:

i.imgur.com
 
2012-08-03 12:33:12 PM  

mod3072: Let him chew on a live extension cord. If the lives, he'll probably never do it again. And if he doesn't, he'll definitely never do it again.

//went to school with a girl who did that when she was little. She had a very nasty scar on the side of her mouth to remind her that power cords are not food.

 
2012-08-03 12:33:51 PM  
They will of course ban all phone chargers now right?

Just like Bucky Balls and Lawn Darts?
 
2012-08-03 12:44:23 PM  

mod3072: Let him chew on a live extension cord. If the lives, he'll probably never do it again.

//went to school with a girl who did that when she was little. She had a very nasty scar on the side of her mouth to remind her that power cords are not food.


CSB: I was probably 2-3 years old when I did this; can only remember that I was too short to see over the bathroom sink.

Mom left her electric razor atop the closed toilet lid, plugged in. For some reason, I pulled the plug from its base and stuck it in my mouth.

I saw jagged bolts of black and green lightning, heard a sizzling noise, and then my lips started hurting. They were fried up like pork cracklin's. I started screaming.

Mom called our family doctor at home (yes, this was a LONG time ago!) and cried, "He's electrocuted himself!" She told me his reply years later.

"Is that him yelling? Then he's fine! Put some Vaseline on it."

Today, I'm sure the "standard of care" would cost $5,000 or more.
 
2012-08-03 12:46:10 PM  

PacManDreaming: My Beagle liked to chew on power cords and pretty much anything else he could get a hold of:

[i.imgur.com image 432x324]

Then one day he got a hold on something that pretty much broke him of that habit:

[i.imgur.com image 640x480]


My dog did the same when he was a puppy. At one point he chewed through the power cable to my soldering iron. No problem, I thought, I'll just solder this back.... oh.
 
2012-08-03 12:46:12 PM  
Hot sauce and castor oil. Problem solved.
 
2012-08-03 12:46:17 PM  
The Darwin is strong in that one.
 
2012-08-03 12:50:12 PM  
When you Don't want your kid chewing on cables,
The best thing to do is Bring in the Newspaper peoples,
to take photos of him chewing on cables.

This will let him know he has a special talent and that makes him noteworthy of being in the News.
Who would want to leave that behind?

Stupidity all around.
 
2012-08-03 12:50:33 PM  
Who the hell painted that wall?
 
2012-08-03 12:59:27 PM  
Sounds like he needs to understand why he can't chew on power cords. It'll also be a good test to see if the circuit breaker is functioning properly. He probably thinks it a little funny when she freaks out.

That or smack little snowflake whenever he's chewing on a power cord. Then give him a different non power cord that he's allowed to chew on. He looks old enough to understand what he can and can't do.
 
2012-08-03 01:01:55 PM  
I once had a calico kitteh who decided to pee on a power strip. Unhappy kitteh.
 
2012-08-03 01:04:33 PM  
When some bean counter looks over my designs and asks me why I insist on putting protective circuits on anything that sources power to a cord I remind them that kiddos and dogs can chew through the cord and short things out.

I had a dog that would chew on wires, mostly lamp cords and speaker wires. I "trained" him to stop doing that by sacrificing an old 12V wall-wart and letting him chew through that and thereby getting a mild shock in the process. It worked - he never bit another cord after that.
 
2012-08-03 01:06:47 PM  
When I was a wee little Moosey, my mom told me not to stick anything in an electric outlet. I considered that a challenge, and so crammed a key into the nearest electrical outlet. After I regained consciousness, I never stuck a key in electric sockets again.

/incase anyone was wondering, I thought "unlocking" the wall socket would give me candy
//it did no such thing
 
2012-08-03 01:36:13 PM  

StrangeQ: My dog did the same when he was a puppy. At one point he chewed through the power cable to my soldering iron. No problem, I thought, I'll just solder this back.... oh.


www.zapwizard.com
20 bucks at Radioshack. Works great. Even has a blowtorch tip that you can use to melt zinc pennies. (The only practical use I've found for it)

Though I understand your dilemma. Once I lost my glasses, and I realised I'd never be able to find them without my glasses. Had to get a backup set to find the 1st set.

Though now that I think about it, you could have just twisted the wires together, plugged it in, and then soldered it.

/sorry for ruining your story.
 
2012-08-03 01:39:22 PM  
www.clarkgriswoldcollection.com
content8.flixster.com
www.chud.com

He'll learn.
 
2012-08-03 03:31:27 PM  
I had a kitty once, his favorite pass time was to chew on live wires. (he would not chew on them if they were unplugged)

One day, he chewed right through the insulation on my 220v main line for the dryer. After that day, he never chewed on any wires again. He also drooled a lot.

It was hard for him, he would look at a wire think about it, and then walk on.
 
2012-08-03 08:05:30 PM  
The mother must have been shocked. And re-volted.

Ohm my god, that article really gave me a charge.

Now I'm currently amped for the alternate electrical puns making the circuit.
 
2012-08-03 09:20:55 PM  

Honest Bender: [...] has caught the five-year-old munching through a games console lead AND a plugged-in phone charger.

Luckily both were switched off,[...]

Uh, ya... That PLUGGED IN phone charger wasn't "turned off." Is it too late to just abandon this family on the woods or something? Can we organize a hunger games for dumb people?


That's not how UK plugs work.

In the UK, we have a switch at the plate for each socket; If she's saying it was plugged in but switched off, then the circuit for that socket was broken by the switch.

Additionally, even if it wasn't switched off at the wall, the RCB would have tripped and taken out either the mains ring or the whole house.

Cool story time;

When my dog was a puppy, he got into my room and closed the door by mistake, trapping himself. In his boredom, he chewed through the nearest thing; A live extension cable.
I get home, and all the lights are off. I figure out that the breakers have tripped, open my door and see the dog hiding in the corner.
He has never chewed anything he hasn't been given to chew since. To this day, every time the breakers go and the fire alarms start giving their intermittent beep (wired into the light-rings), he gets clingy and starts to shake.
 
2012-08-03 11:21:44 PM  
I think I have the solution for mum:

www.petfoodcompany.com

Works on dogs and cats pretty well to keep them from chewing things they shouldn't nom on, and I don't see why it'd work any different for kids (assuming said kid doesn't have autism or a major sensory perception disorder, that is)...
 
2012-08-04 12:54:07 AM  
And a condom. He needs to wear a condom too.
 
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