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Here, they call it thermo ducha, I call it ‘suicide shower’ – an electric-powered shower that’s very common all over Central America. To give you a better impression I filmed this report:

PS. The sound you hear in the background at the beginning of the video is a telenovela. What else?!

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  • Comment by Felipe Mejia Medina — March 22, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

    Interesting. However, there are less than 1% cases of electric shocks of any kind from using those duchas. In that sense, not very useful to commit suicide I would say. Hugs. F.

  • Comment by Michael — March 23, 2012 @ 4:30 am

    Is it me or you have been going to the gym?

    Ps: are there some numbers on the fatality rate of those Russian Roulette showers?

  • Comment by Hu — March 23, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    I have the same question as raised in the comment by Michael. Is that the take-home message of the video? lol

  • Comment by Hu — March 23, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Also, which camera did you use to make this video?

  • Comment by Splette — March 23, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    Ha, I knew it. As soon as I show a little skin, I get 4 comments from my not-so-straight friends in less than 24h.
    I have no numbers about actual deaths in those showers. I’d be interested to see some. Millions of people use those showers every day, my final scene should be encouraging to try it out (the shower, not the suicide).
    Ha, it’s all natural, I have not been going to the gym, though planning to go for months… 🙁
    The camera is Panasonic Lumix GF-1, a great camera! Only the autofocus is a little slow. There is a successor: Lumix GX-1 which I’d recommend to anyone.

  • Comment by Sampath Koppole — March 24, 2012 @ 4:28 am

    Wow, the “device” – in terms of innovation, seems quite interesting. Never thought one could insert the “heating element” inside the shower head. Well, this is something I learnt from your travels 🙂
    Keep safe and make sure the “confirmation light” does not strike you !

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