Years ago I knew a woman who told me her favourite way to relax was in a hot bubble bath, well who doesn't enjoy that? Difference was she plugged in her curling iron and did her hair at the same time. She did not believe me when I said it was very dangerous...
Oh my goodness, that's horrifying. She wouldn't believe you? I hate to make light of it, but, "it's her funeral..."
This reminds me of all the Darwin awards for people doing similar things, like dousing their hair in petrol (a homemade lice treatment or something) and then having a casual cigarette at the same time. I read one where a person wanted to see how clear the radio sounded from underwater, and I think you can guess the rest.
It makes you wonder how so many people like this survive to adulthood at all. I shudder to think about these kinds of stupidly reckless things.