iPods save lives – it's official


ipod_lightning.jpgA 14 year-old girl’s iPod could have been her saviour after the headphones attached to it diverted a lightning bolt away from her body during a storm.

Sophie Frost and her, quite brilliantly named, boyfriend Mason Billington were taking shelter under a tree when the incident occurred. Frost wasn’t listening to music at the time, instead the headphones were hanging around her school uniform. She received burns to her chest, stomach and legs and is currently recovering in hospital.

Sophie’s mother Julie told the Sun: “I just thank God my daughter is still alive. The doctors say her iPod saved her. Her nan only bought it a few days ago. Luckily, she wasn’t actually wearing the headphones. If she had been, she might not be here today. Mind you, the only thing Sophie seemed worried about was that her new iPod was frazzled.”

Great PR for Apple then. Surely not even Steve Jobs can conjure up lightning bolts though – can he?

(via The Press Association)

Paul Lamkin
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  • This story wasn’t about any old digital media player saving the girl’s life. It was about here iPod. Any PMP could have done the job but as it turns out, it was an iPod.

    I agree that it’s incredibly frustrating that people – the BBC included – refer to any old MP3 player as an iPod but that’s not the case here.

    As it goes, we may well have to except the fact iPod may become like Hoover.

  • iPod’s aren’t the only player on the music. So, you say digital media players. Stop referring to the iPod like it is the only one.

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