So last night I was chatting on the phone and the dog walked by and knocked the plug out of the socket on the wall in my room. So, I got up and went to stick it in and ZAAAPPP!!!! I got zapped big time. Boy it hurt. I went and ran my hand under water for a while and grabbed a frozen yogurt tube (expiry date June 20, 2009!). I didn't think about it all too much until I was off the phone and then I had a good look at the socket, my hand and the cord. No wonder my hand hurt - the zap melted the copper prong bit, blew out behind and in front of the socket and burned my hand in three spots - I could even see where the current exited - it split the skin! I couldn't remove the ice without pain until about 3am. Burns are awful. It could have been so much worse. I totally can't imagine having a bad burn on a large area of my body - the pain would be beyond imagination.