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KISS? Bowie? Special-Edition iPods So Hot, They Might Actually Hurt You

July 12, 2007 6:06 PM ET

Yesterday Rock Daily updated you on the Beatles "Yellow Submarine" iPod and in response, lots of you clamored for 'Pods dedicated to KISS, the White Stripes, David Bowie, Prince and the Rolling Stones -- so we made them for you. Click here for a look at how we imagine these special-edition iPods might look.

But whichever actually manufactured iPod you wind up with, beware: CNN reports that iPod users are suffering severe electrocution burns after getting struck by lightning while jamming to their favorite tunes. An unidentified Canadian jogger was running during a thunderstorm when lightening hit a nearby tree and jumped to his body, throwing him eight feet and leaving red burns where his iPod was strapped to his body. Last summer, 18-year-old Jason Bunch suffered a similar fate while listening to Metallica as a storm brewed nearby. Both victims had ruptured eardrums, as well.

Plus, a new study reports that baby boomers have an alarmingly high rate of hearing loss -- one in six, to be exact -- thanks to being "the first of that rock & roll generation, the first to really grow up with loud music, personal stereo systems."

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