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iPhone Catches Fire in Girl’s Pants


A 13-year-old girl in Maine suffered first and second-degree burns when her iPhone caught fire in her pocket while she was at school. Ah yes, that awkward middle school moment when your pants catch on fire in front of the entire class.

The eighth grader heard a popping sound on Friday morning and noticed smoke starting to billow around her. Before anyone could say “liar, liar, pants on fire,” the girls’ classmates ushered the boys out of the room so the girl could take off her flaming pants. First take care of modesty, and then worry about the second-degree burns!

After the girl did the “stop, drop and roll” (see, school teaches you something!), her friends alerted the teaching staff who quickly brought a fire blanket and extinguisher.

The girl was taken to Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford where she was treated for burns and later released.

Fire officials speculate that her Apple iPhone 5C battery “shorted out” when the girl sat down.

“People should obviously use caution when placing their phones in their back pockets so as not to crush them and cause an electrical short,” one official said.

Explosions and fires caused by Apple products are relatively rare, but you can never be too careful about a fire in you pants. Past incidents of Apple products spontaneously bursting into flames have mostly been the result of the devices’ lithium ion batteries overheating.

No word yet on whether or not the school will suspend the girl for violating the school’s strict dress code. Absolutely NO hot pants!

Via: CBC News

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Polite But Stupid iPhone Thief Sends Owner Handwritten Numbers

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A pickpocket in China painstakingly wrote out 11 pages of telephone numbers from a stolen iPhone and sent them back to the victim.

The thief, who has apparently never heard of icloud, and the victim, who has apparently never heard of my iPhone, were sharing a taxi together in the central province of Hunan in China when the robbery occurred. The victim, Zou Bin, had nearly 1,000 contact numbers in the device and was so concerned about losing the data that he began sending his phone threatening text messages.

“I know you are the man who sat beside me. I can assure you that I will find you,” he said in a text message to the thief.

“Look through the contact numbers in my mobile and you will know what trade I am in.”

“Send me back the phone to the address below if you are sensible.”

The thief must have mistaken Zou Bin for Liam Neeson’s character in Taken (and Taken 2!), because the threats scared him enough to write out (not type out) a thousand names and numbers and send them to the iPhone’s true owner. At that point it might have just been easier to give the whole phone back. But maybe he was concerned about the postage cost?

Zou said he was ‘astonished’ when he received a package containing containing his SIM card and 11 pages of handwritten contacts days later. Noticeably absent, however, was were hand drawn replicas of all Zou’s iPhone photos. Slacker.

“I suppose (the thief’s) hand is swelling,” Zou said.

But despite Zou Bin’s loss of iPhone, he may have inspired the plot for Taken 3:

First they took his daughter.

Then they took his wife.

Now…they take his iPhone!

Via: Metro

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