Buy on ➙ by Lidija Drakulic

Toasters killed 791 people in 2007! Just to make a point, sharks only killed 9 people during that same period. Think about this for a second. Naturally, the leading death cause by toasters is people sticking metal objects into them while they are still turned on. This might seem like a really easy way of getting out your toast. However, perhaps you should not do it because you might actually die. Toasters are actually quite powerful electronic devices, even though most people aren’t actually aware of this. They generate a lot of heat, they have many wires and they cook your bread. In other words: you’ve got electricity running through wires. If you touch that wire with a knife while you are actually holding it and that electricity will be transferred onto you.