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Old June 6th, 2005, 08:03 PM
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Default Oh no! I took a bath during a thunder storm!

I can so remember my mom not allowing me to bath during a storm! Something about the lightning following the water pipes.
Do you all have anything that you were taught like this when you were young?
Oh and NEVER NEVER wash your hair when you have a cold! Thats one I remember too.

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Old June 6th, 2005, 08:28 PM
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well, I remember one we learned the hard way.... NEVER EVER pet stray animals.... yep, you guessed it... ringworm ... who would've thought from such a sweet cat ?
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Old June 6th, 2005, 08:33 PM
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Well, the other day, I was waiting for a bus during a thunderstorm. There was tons of lightning and here I am standing in the open next to a tall metal pole. Then, the tornado sirens go off. Fortunately, my bus arrived about a minute later.

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Old June 6th, 2005, 08:57 PM
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Actually, just the other night on the news the weatherman was reminding us not to take a shower during a lightning storm.....been having lots of it lately here in Florida.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 09:37 PM
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Don't remember that one MM! But now that you mention it, there was one "fashion rule" I seem to remember, and it was "Don't wear black to a wedding - it brings bad luck".Does anybody else remember this, or did it go the way of "don't wear white shoes after Labour Day"? The reason I bring it up is, at the wedding this weekend, I was the only one dressed in any sort of colour; everyone was wearing BLACK! Is this the new fashion colour? If so, I hate it!

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Old June 6th, 2005, 09:42 PM
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Black and white weddings are in vogue, and I love it..... I remember don't look cross eyed, your eyes will stay that way....

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Old June 6th, 2005, 09:43 PM
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Dont stick your tounge out as it will also stay that way.

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Old June 6th, 2005, 10:58 PM
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we had to sit quietly in the dark with no lights or radios playing during a summer thunder shower so God won't strike your house

always were clean underwear everyday so if you get into an accident and have to go to the hospital you won't embarass your parents (never could figure that one out by to this day I make sure I change underwear everyday)

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Old June 7th, 2005, 01:45 AM
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If I'm in an accident and have to go to the hospital I don't think I'm worrying about my shorts! There gonna be messy if I changed them 1 minute before!

I remember having to always eat everything on your plate or else you had to do the dishes. In our family of 8 that was an all night chore!

I remember Dad scolding me once about not eating my broccoli, or beets, or whatever it was I would never eat, by telling me about all the kids in Africa who are starving to death and would love to have my food. I told him they should move off of the sand where things can grow. I told him I'd send them some seeds and the rain and sun are free. He tried like heck to hold it in but in about 15 seconds he burst out laughing.

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Old June 7th, 2005, 04:22 AM
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Old June 7th, 2005, 07:22 AM
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Actually the one that started this thread is soooo true. about taking a bath or shower during a thunder storm. My cousin had a tree next to their house that was struck by lighning and it grounded out on the water pipes and blowed out all of the pipes in the house. A total re plumbing of the house. It was a mess with water everywhere. Dont think you are safe with PVC..water is one of the best conductors of electricity. If I am wrong then I was told wrong by a plumber and a electrician.>G<

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Old June 7th, 2005, 08:01 AM
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Actually John, water is a poor conductor of electricity. But it is a conductor nonetheless and with the voltage and amperage of a lightning strike it will conduct.

Imagine all the lightning strikes which hit the ocean every year. If water was a good conductor of electricity, say the equivalent of copper, there would be billions of dead fish floating everywhere and marinas on fire.

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Old June 7th, 2005, 08:18 AM
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Never swallow a water melon seed or it will grow in your stomach.

Never step on a crack in a sidewalk because it brings bad luck.

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Old June 7th, 2005, 09:32 AM
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when you move into a new home, put a penny in the corner of every room in the house to bring you good luck

never buy a new car the first year of the model change..wait for a year so the "kinks' can be worked out...I can update that..never buy a new car, wait until the next year model's come out then buy the previous year..you might have a smaller selection but you will save a couple thousand dollars due to depreciation

if you sit to close to the tv you will go blind

never speak ill of anyone in your family or care for, because if they die the next day it's your fault

the more you cry the less you p**** (my mom's favorite when she was spanking me)
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Thomas..true.>G<

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Don't swim until 30 minutes after you eat!

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Old June 7th, 2005, 07:17 PM
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If you give a gift of a wallet, put a penny in it. Also, toss some coins in a new car????

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Old June 8th, 2005, 11:21 AM
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ok..i read all these and now im afraid to move
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Old June 9th, 2005, 08:58 AM
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I once took a shower during a thunderstorm and THE HOUSE DID GET HIT BY LIGHTNING!
It was a two story garden apt. and the lightning hit the chimney and shook the whole house. Bricks went flying.
I rinced the soap off me real quick, as I recall.......

No, electricity didn't flow through the pipes and shock me.

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Old June 15th, 2005, 02:16 PM
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The show Myth Busters on Disc Channel done a segment on lightning and taking a shower. Keep an eye out for a rerun.

They set up a static electricty generator and made like a fake shower with pipes and running water. I think it was one of the myths confirmed. The premis being that lightning would strike the vent pipe and then travel through the metalic pipes with you standing in a pool of water and a metal drain at the end of the tub. The stream of water from the shower head is drops and not a solid stream so it doesnt really conduct electricity well. They proved this with the peeing on an electric fence myth.

Dropping a toaster in the bath was busted to I think.

Its a very educational show that has gooten a bit hokey but still good none the less.
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