Monday, 9 June 2014


quote [ Two people suffocated and several others were reportedly injured after a woman dropped her cell phone into a cesspool in Xinxiang City, Henan province, China. ]

I really don't know what to make of this story or what category to place it in.

I do know it had to be shared though.
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[by De_Wr0ng@5:44pmGMT]


damnit said @ 9:10pm GMT on 9th Jun [Score:5 Funny]
captainstubing said @ 2:45am GMT on 10th Jun [Score:5 laz0r]
Well, thank fuck I finally decided to look and see if an SE replacement had been built. Made.My.Day.

Good to be here!

shiftace said @ 10:33pm GMT on 9th Jun [Score:3]
I think I went with De Wr0ngphone company because my cell reception is crap.
arrowhen said @ 1:07am GMT on 10th Jun [Score:2]
But the phone itself is to die for!
GordonGuano said @ 2:45am GMT on 10th Jun [Score:1 Funsightful]
You won't be thinking that when you're eighty and tea is the only thing that lets you go to the bathroom.
endopol said @ 8:36am GMT on 10th Jun
Such a person could be called "tea-mobile".
arrowhen said @ 12:17pm GMT on 10th Jun
Too much tea, though, and they might find themselves needing to SPRINT to the bathroom.
GordonGuano said @ 1:04am GMT on 11th Jun
I plan on being fat and rich enough that when I need relief, all I have to do is ring ma bell for a servant.
arrowhen said @ 7:07am GMT on 11th Jun
Even with that boost to your income you'll still be a virgin.
XregnaR said @ 10:32pm GMT on 9th Jun
snowfox said @ 10:56pm GMT on 9th Jun
What amazes me is that people just kept going into the cesspool despite everyone else not coming back out. I guess human nature to save other humans is stronger than we generally credit.
sanepride said @ 11:23pm GMT on 9th Jun [Score:1 Underrated]
A worthy observation, but kind of nullified by the fact that the first guy to jump in did so to save a fucking cell phone.
snowfox said @ 2:37am GMT on 10th Jun [Score:1 Funny]
But it wasn't his -- ah the noble human spirit!
endopol said @ 1:02am GMT on 10th Jun
Not the least bit nullified. People can save people and cellphones.
arrowhen said @ 1:04am GMT on 10th Jun
And after he died, everyone else was like, "Ooh, free phone!"
mechavolt said @ 11:27pm GMT on 9th Jun
It's the collision of heroic action and human ignorance. The truth is, heroic acts are often just impulsive actions that luckily turn out for the best. Carrying an injured soldier off a battlefield, rescuing a baby from a fire...these are stupid, risky, impulsive acts that we laud when they are successful. After countless stories of praising "Don't think, act", this is what you get.
Onix said @ 2:17am GMT on 10th Jun
I do not think it was a heroic action of any sort in the first place. Just an over apreciation of the value of a material item over human life. As a person who actually had to jump into cesspols and other crap infused places for a living in the worst era of my life, I can really tell you that I would never try to rescue a phone or anything like that from a place of the sort.

Trying to rescue people from a situation like that, on the other hand, would be another thing I would not do, unless I had the appropiate equipment at hand. In situations like that, as I have been instructed to, trying to save a human life ussually means that you are going to be killed also. And that brings you to a complex situation, because you are bassically being witness to people loosing their lives while you and probably nobody else but an special trained team of people can do nothing about it.

The situation is not comparable also to a fire or dragging a fellow soldier in the battlefield. There is actually a chance that you will be okay, even if it is a small one. But once you enter a pit full of methane and other gases, with no breathing aids, you are screwed.
SnappyNipples said @ 7:04am GMT on 10th Jun
In the end the warranty wasn't honored because the phone got wet...

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