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BANGKOK 19 June 2019 15:52
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Reality or urban myth? Thais claim playing on phones led to lightning death

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6 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

Same Thai people will quietly sit and watch TV while heavy lightning is around.

Devices connected to satellite dishes hanging outside.

No idea of pulling the plugs.

At the brother-in-law that "killed" the nice flatscreen TV.

I remember as a young boy my father always switched off the T.V. during a thunderstorm. Damn annoying on a Saturday night when the lone ranger was about to start !!!!

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Posted (edited)

Anything that stops people wasting time and intellect (?) on so called smartphones can only be a good thing.

Not to mention the waste of money.

 

Sent from my quasi-illegal, much maligned, about to be ostracised, Huawei smart pad thingy. Oh shit, here comes the flashbang!

Edited by Grusa
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It's certainly unwise to be using your phone when it's connected to a charger during a storm, moreso if you are wearing cans.

 

But just using the phone when it's physically disconnected from the world, no issue.

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9 hours ago, webfact said:

Relative Withoon Phonngam, 47, said that while he was praying in the shack he warned the couple to stop playing with their phones because there was lightning in the area. 

 

He said there was a flash and he thought the couple were teasing when the couple convulsed. 

 

He went back to his prayers only to realize moments later that they were not joking.

I'm actually surprised that this article isn't about the power of prayer!

 

''Look, those two were struck but I was not. What more proof do you need?''

 

You will, by the way find similar a similar controversy in the western world as to whether it is safe to use a mobile whilst in a filling station.

Edited by Moonlover

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I thought using a mobile was the cause of all death... Everyone who died so far this year where within 10 meters of an active mobile device. It can't be a coincidence 😂

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From what I have seen this lightning is certainly knocking out a lot of IQ...

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Posted (edited)
23 hours ago, johng said:

Pitty "The Mythbusters"   didn't do an episode about this.

 

They busted the cell phone in petrol stations myth

https://mythbusters.fandom.com/wiki/Cell_Phone_Destroys_Gas_Station_(Myth)

I heard the mobile phone not to be used at petrol stations was to do with the signal possibly distorting the pump readout.....although the stations claim it is an explosion risk!

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On 5/27/2019 at 10:04 AM, taichiplanet said:

That and also charging your mobile from the mains electricity  while using it when lightning strikes.

While in the rooftop bath and holding the copper piping with your other hand and your big toe rammed up the tap. 

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