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mamadiva Wed 01-Jul-09 15:55:47

I hear thinder and have a very stupid phobia of it?

I just heard a big crash and panic set in, hope it goes away soon, DP scared the shite out of me yesterday saying when there is lightening you have to unplug everything in the house or the stuff will blow up!!! shock

Is he lying or is that true?

Sorry am a big poo-bag

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Wed 01-Jul-09 15:57:55

It's not true but it's not a lie either. Lightning did blow the electrics in our house once when I was a kid did wreck some of the appliances but that was one storm out of hundreds in where we stayed. So don't panic.

Not very helpful but I love thunder and lightning.

CyradisTheSeer Wed 01-Jul-09 16:07:02

Message withdrawn

imaynotbeperfectbutimokmummy Wed 01-Jul-09 16:59:55

mama, the most important thing to switch off during a storm is your computer - if there is a power surge, its gonna fry your hard drive.

I empathise, i dont like thunder either.

katiestar Wed 01-Jul-09 18:49:28

Sorry OP but just had to sing that to the tune of 'I hear thunder'-it scans so well !

I hear thunder
and I have-a
stu-pid pho-bia
stu-pid pho-bia
I just heard a big crash
and panic has set in
Hope it goes
Away soon

LadyOfWaffle Wed 01-Jul-09 18:50:52

Ah, thought this was going to be another Alli thread! grin

PeedOffWithNits Wed 01-Jul-09 20:53:15

Katie star, clever!

StealthPolarBear Wed 01-Jul-09 20:56:06

it is best to unplug everything but I don't think it 'explodes', think the electronics can just be fried. Think we've lost a modem in the past.

Noonki Wed 01-Jul-09 20:58:13

I have never ever heard of this shock

melmog Wed 01-Jul-09 21:22:07

My Mum's telly exploded (banged and stopped working)after a lightening strike.

I always unplug anyway. Might save a few pence!

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