Originally Posted by Boxite
One of the silliest things I've ever noticed was at my friend's workplace. He's a microchip-engineer at Motorola. Virtually ALL the engineers in adjacent cubicles in the engineering section tie overhand knots in all their electronic device power-supply cords. They offer good evidence that will provide meaningful protection in the event of a nearby lightning strike. (Has to do with an induction-loop created by the knot.)
Google that trick, it's a bunch of hooey.