From the fun facts and odd department…according to SimplySwitch.com – a price comparison and switching service – Britons lose 885,000 mobile phones every year by dropping them in the toilet. That’s a fairly hefty replacement market!
The report provides some insight on common causes of losing mobile handsets from falling out of pockets, lost in a taxi to pets chewing through them and my favorite being knocked into the toilet. I can relate as there were a number of days I would have dropped my old Treo 650 in the toilet after having multiple lock-up/resets! What a piece of…junk…that is!
The good news about the ‘carelessness’ market is that owners seem to become more careful with age. Now if I could just remember where I placed it last…
And finally to the bizarre department… Roger Baxter (Aurora, CO) survives a gunshot to the chest because his mobile phone was in his shirt pocket. No word on if the phone made it.