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Puetz
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Re: Static Shocks

Postby Puetz » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:24 am

jakemoore wrote:About 15 years ago I took care of a person who was struck by lightning in the burn ICU. He was golfing in the vicinity of a thunderstorm, swinging his lightning rod in the air. We had one inconsiderate intern who kept whispering "Oh Rat Farts!" when ever we rounded on the the poor guy.

The electricity travels through the body, producing very deep burns of muscle and other soft tissue, sparing much of the skin. Unfortunately this injury required multiple disfiguring skin grafts and left permanent disabling atrophy of the muscle in both arms and one leg. In addition he was not quite right in the head after that.

Jake


... yep, so if you get static shocks, its time to head in!!

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MattyRossJa
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Re: Static Shocks

Postby MattyRossJa » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:51 pm

Puetz wrote:
jakemoore wrote:About 15 years ago I took care of a person who was struck by lightning in the burn ICU. He was golfing in the vicinity of a thunderstorm, swinging his lightning rod in the air. We had one inconsiderate intern who kept whispering "Oh Rat Farts!" when ever we rounded on the the poor guy.

The electricity travels through the body, producing very deep burns of muscle and other soft tissue, sparing much of the skin. Unfortunately this injury required multiple disfiguring skin grafts and left permanent disabling atrophy of the muscle in both arms and one leg. In addition he was not quite right in the head after that.

Jake


... yep, so if you get static shocks, its time to head in!!


yeah man i packed it up soon after ... i could see the storm line heading our way and the lightening was behind that line , but i didn't wanna fuck around for much longer


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