Sunday, May 31, 2015

Your Smart Phone Will Save Your Life. Or Kill You

This iPhone took a bullet to save
a British man's life.  
Your iPhone or whatever device you have is apparently also a bulletproof vest or a flamethrower, based on a news item and a viral video.

According to Business Insider UK, in October, 2014, a 25 year old man approached a gang of teenagers who had shut off the water supply to his apartment block in Cheshire, England.

During the ensuing argument, one of the teens pulled out a sawed off shotgun and shot the 25 year old in the abdoman. Says police:

"Fortunately, the victim's mobile phoe took the brunt of the shot and as a result of this, he survived. This is remarkable - had that phone not been in his pocket at that time he woud undoubtably have died."

A teenager has been found guilty of attempted murder and will be sentenced this coming July. The gunshot victim is OK. But he had to buy a new iPhone to replace the one that took the  bullet.

On the other hand, never stab your smart phone battery with a knife. Unless you like fireworks. There's some viral videos circulating that purport to show what happens when you do.

Here's an example. Yikes!!

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