Getting a killer deal on an iPod might be a great story, but it’s not much compared to these five crazy tales. They include an exploding iPod Touch, one that saved a soldier’s life, and more. Continue reading to see them all.

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1. Teacher Attacked

Two students accused of attacking a teacher in a hallway of Germantown High School are now behind bars. The attack happened after 60-year-old Frank Burd confiscated an iPod from one of the students who was using it in class. The teens allegedly pushed Burd, who struck his head on a locker. Schools CEO Paul Vallas said Burd broke his neck in two places.

2. Heat of Battle

Kevin Garrad (3rd Infantry Division) was on a street patrol in Iraq and as he rounded the corner of a building an armed (AK-47) insurgent came from the other side. The two of them were within just a few feet of each other when they opened fire. The insurgent was killed and Kevin was hit in the left chest where his IPod was in his jacket pocket. It slowed the bullet down enough that it did not completely penetrate his body armor.

3. Trading Up

Police arrested two men in Arizona for attempting to trade a third generation iPod touch and about seven grams worth of marijuana for a 32G iPad via an ad on Craigslist. After receiving a tip about the ad, which included photos of both the iPod touch and marijuana, police officers sent an e-mail purporting to be interested in the exchange.

4. Frozen in Time

Andrew Robulack, a resident of Whitehorse, Yukon, found an iPod Classic emerging from a block of ice while he was taking a walk. Obviously, he got the frozen iPod out of the ice in which he thinks it had been laying ‘since early winter’ and took it home to see whether it still worked. Incredibly, after only a few minutes of charging, the player booted up and seemed in full operating order.

5. Exploding iPod

Ken Stanborough, 47, from Liverpool, had to drop his 11-year-old daughter Ellie’s iPod Touch after he started hearing a hissing noise and felt it was getting hotter. After throwing the device out of his back door, within 30 seconds there was a pop, a big puff of smoke and it went 10 ft in the air.


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