My wife accidently ran our 1st gen Shuffle through the wash. We've got a Bosch washer that has a 1200 rpm spin cycle! It sounds like a jet turbine. She found it in her jeans pocket while transferring wet clothes to the dryer by the headphones dangling out of the pocket. So I took it apart to let it dry out better and after reassembly it picked up playing the song she had paused it on! Wow, that's pretty macho.