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Can an iPod break your jaw?

Also I have an iPod, I won it (Yes. I did not buy it!) And I rather rarely listen to music in general anyway. In other words, I think I’m not at risk! However…

Many people have their iPod on their ears while running outside. Nothing wrong with that until… lightning strikes.

I’m not too sure why people would be running outside when there is a lightning storm, but the fact is that happens.

So what happens to people with an iPod with a several million volt jolt strikes Earth? The intensity of lightning is relatively low and thus, in general, a lightning strike on a human is not that bad (contrary to getting electrocuted at work on a 15+amp circuit.)

The iPod, like any other device that has electric cables is highly conductive. When the electricity reaches you, it will go in the iPod wires and concentrate there. Once too much in the cable, it goes through to your body. More precisely, to your ears, where you have the speakers plugged in. That means the whole electrical shock reaches your head instead of your entire body.

The electricity is so strong, that it has the capacity to take control of your muscles. When that happens on your head, it can pull really hard on your jaw, closing it. And your muscles can pull so hard, that it can actually break your jaw. And of course, you will also suffer damages to your brain and your ears.

So… if there is a storm, at least, do not wear any music device. These things do not just happen to others.


Can an iPod break your jaw? | Made to Order Software Corporation

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