Sunday, June 03, 2007

What I did tonight

My dad got me this:

It might be the most wonderful thing he has ever given me.

So, naturally the obvious thing to do tonight was to sit outside on my parents' patio and swat at bugs with my new tennis racket-shaped electric bug zapper. This provided a good hour or two of entertainment.

First, of course, we reviewed all of the safety information:

Product Features (as found on the packaging and online product information)
1. THIS IS NOT your regular WEAK "AA" powered Electronic swatter. Our Electronic swatter uses 2 "D" batteries which gives off a POWERFUL 1,500 bug exploding volts!

2. Simply push the button on handle to zap away those annoying bugs.

3. Protective THREE LAYERED Screen Keeps you from shocking yourself. The top & Bottom screen is for your protection. The middle screen give a whopping 1500 VOLT Shock.

Of course, I found that the three protective screens still allowed room for my pinky finger to get down to those 1500 volts. And of course, I had to try it. (yes, it does have a sticker on it that says not to do that... and I quickly found out why)

Y'all, it HURT! I touched it with only the tip of my pinky and I felt it in THREE of my fingers.

Plus, it made a big spark.

I later read online: "The output power is relatively low, constituting no real hazard to humans or pets at all."

So I'll probably be okay.

And tomorrow night I'll probably be out on my own patio, zapping bugs.

Y'all, they light up when they zap....


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