This is an example of a poorly maintained electrical socket outlet. :irked:
Notice how the faceplate is completely absent? Perhaps you've also
noted that the socket has become completly disengaged from it's
chassis. In case you can't see it yourself, I'd also like to point out
that the earth socket is connected to ground via the chassis, (to
which it's no longer connected.)
Now this socket is mostly used to power a small coil heater at night.
It gets pretty cold up here in the tower at times. The sticker on the
heater clearly states that, "This appliance must be earthed."
The scary thing is, this kind of thing is common, even in many homes
around this country.