A friend posted that her grandson in Costa Rica had almost died in a freak accident. The boy's father reports: ~ Today, my son was taking a bath in our shower. The shower heads we use here heat the water electrically as it comes through the shower head. While he was bathing, the wiring shorted out and exploded, catching on fire. Thankfully, I was right there and was able to quickly pull Alex out of bath tub to safety. We were also able to extinguish the fire quickly. The electrician said that the the explosion was the result of the ground wire coming into sustained contact with the other wires. He showed me how the main wires going into the top of the shower head had burst. He said if that had not happened, the electricity would have gone through the shower head like a lighting bolt, killing whoever was underneath it. Sounds like it was a shower head like the one pictured below. They seem to be common in Mexico and Asia, and I'm sure other places, but they've always made me nervous. <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/kN9D2ILcmKSWNVNXq0Vukg?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_pQhZNLDMehw/SZ8f1fdtKII/AAAAAAAAB6I/zrqQ60qy7DA/s800/Kevin%20Mexico%202009%20100-1.jpg" height="600" width="450" /></a> Maybe I'll just wash up in the sink from now on!