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The "hairdryer in bathtub" myth says that dropping a 110V electric hairdryer.
Tell your teacher to take a bath and drop in a hooked-up hair dryer or. you DO drop a hair dryer or electrical device in to a bathtub with you, you will get a shock.. catch me testing it out. use a voltmeter instead. getting electrocuted is not fun!
Electrocution cases with hand-held hair dryers typically involve children under 10 years of age who either knock a plugged-in hair dryer into the bathtub or take it .
The Electrified Bathtub trope as used in popular culture.. most tubs aren't grounded and electrocution is less likely (not to mention that newer building codes .