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Shoe-a-Day News Flash

June 8, 2010

Crocs are ugly. Supposedly they are functional….as surge protectors.

A three year old boy in England was in a swimming pool changing room when he picked up a faulty hairdryer. He watched as the bolt of electricity traveled down his arm and shot out his side.

“The T-shirt and jumper he was wearing are charred and he’s got an exit burn on his side about the size of a five pence piece,” said his mother. “The whole thing has left him in shock.”

But the little boy could have been killed, were it not for his decidedly unstylish foam footwear.

The Crocs he was wearing stopped the electricity from continuing down his legs and exiting his feet. This saved him from further serious injury.

Ok. so…fine. You are allowed to wear Crocs if you’re being electrocuted. Happy?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. June 8, 2010 10:09 am

    Aww… I felt bad for the kid. I hope he’ll recover soon. 😦

    I still don’t like crocs though. T.T

  2. kari permalink
    June 8, 2010 12:13 pm

    I was wondering whether you were going to comment on this story. I would rather DIE of electric shock than be seen wearing crock. Listen to last weekend’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” on NPR. They poke fun at the news story..

    It is a must hear.


  3. June 8, 2010 8:21 pm

    FYI a kid lost half their foot when their Croc got stuck in an escalator. Your move, Crocs.

    Although I love the little flats they make now. For wearing doing errands or on the weekend. Please still be my friend?

  4. June 8, 2010 9:42 pm

    I think I have a perfect solution – rubber mats on the floor of swimming pool changing rooms.

    Also, if i were ever wearing crocs, i think i’d deserve to be electrocuted.

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