Many senior citizens I’ve met are obsessed about turning every electrical item off when they step away from it for more than a few minutes – lamps, televisions, you name it. I’ve met some older people who unplug EVERYTHING in their home, except the refrigerator, when they leave for more than a few days. Why? “They could catch on fire” and “They could explode”.
So, I’m wondering … in the good 'ol days, did electrical appliances, clocks, radios, lamps and so on combust with great regularity?