The only good use for tanning bed: storm shelter

A tanning bed saved a mother and her children during a tornado. Photo by Thinkstock.A tanning bed saved a mother and her children during a tornado. Photo by Thinkstock.While many of us have been glued to our TVs watching coverage the royal wedding and the death of Osama bin Laden, the south has been coping with some brutal tornadoes. We're just now catching up on the news and stumbled on the story of a mother and her two daughters who narrowly avoided disaster in Trenton, Georgia.

Lisa Rice opened a tanning salon just three weeks ago, and she and her girls, Stormy and Sky (we swear we're not making this up), were there when the tornado ripped through the town. "We was [sic] watching it through the window and started seeing stuff flying around and we had already made plans that if something happened, we were gonna get in the tanning bed," Rice told WRCBtv. They huddled in there together while the storm destroyed their salon and the surrounding area. "I kept telling them just to be quiet, it's not over," Rice said. "And the wind kept blowing and then finally it calmed down and we got out and climbed out of the building." All three ladies were uninjured.

Tanning beds may be hazardous for your skin and your health, but who knew they could potentially act as a mini storm shelter? Smart thinking, Lisa Rice! We're glad you and your daughters are safe, and our thoughts are with those who suffered the devastation of these tornadoes.

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