Warning: Don’t go jogging during lightning storms. Duh.

Hooboy. Now they’re trying to pin a new one on us. The New England Journal of Medicine says here that some jerk was jogging during a thunder and lightning storm and got blasted out of his sneakers — actually messed up pretty badly. And guess what. He was wearing an iPod. Now they do at least admit that this was not our fault: “Although the use of a device such as an iPod may not increase the chances of being struck by lightning, in this case, the combination of sweat and metal earphones directed the current to, and through, the patient’s head.” Neverthheless they still manage to put us into the headline, which reads, “Thunderstorms and iPods — Not a Good iDea.” Thanks, New England Journal of Medicine, for perpetuating the myths about our fine — and totally safe — consumer electronics products. And now the idiots in the regular press are picking up the story too.