Just took a quiz over at a survival site, and while I didn’t ace it, I did get this one right:
What activity leads to the highest incidents of indoor lightning injuries?
Be sure and read it carefully: indoor lightning injuries
Here are the possible answers, one is correct:
- Doing dishes
- Bathing or showering
- Using the phone
- Using appliances such as the television or computer
Growing up in Arizona, in the mountains, we had some pretty severe storms. When one was rolling in my Dad or Mom always disconnected the outside TV antenna from the television. We were taught never to use the phone, never to take a bath or shower or use water faucets. In the early ’80s I worked on an oil rig west of Bismark, ND and I can tell you I’ve never seen such storms as we had that summer. Twice we had to shut down the equipment and abandon the logging unit for a few hours and stay in the doghouse up on the rig floor, as it was the safest place for miles around. The mountain storms I’d seen couldn’t hold a candle to those prairie lightening storms.
Taking the above quiz I finally just picked one, and got lucky. The correct answer is: 3. Using the phone
You know that holds true for mobile phones too! I have a friend who was on her cell phone and got knocked down and was out for several minutes and had to be taken to the hospital.
I don’t do dishes during a storm either.
Here’s the link to the quiz I took. Please remember: Any opinions expressed in this blog are Not and Do Not represent the views of Drake Homes Inc, the owners or employees. Or the site I just linked too. Nothing wrong with the site, or the page, just scroll down to the quiz: Test Your Natural Disaster IQ. I passed it btw.
Another great kitchen, this one is at Birdsall2…for holding your Blue Bunny ice cream: