heh. Here in the Philippines, we have to rely on typhoons to blow our electric supply and floods to destroy our computer systems
But he mentions that the reason our microwave oven doesn't fry our brain is that it has an inbuilt Faraday cage.
That takes me back awhile (to when I studied Physics in college).
from how stuff works:
As a Faraday cage distributes that charge or radiation around the cage's exterior, it cancels out electric charges or radiation within the cage's interior. In short, a Faraday cage is a hollow conductor, in which the charge remains on the external surface of the cage.
yes, that is why you are usually safe if lightning hits your plane or car (at least in the pre plexiglas days), and where the "tin foil hat" idea comes from.
if you are surrounded with wire, you are protected...as Mythbusters shows
one note: Make sure the cage is grounded...