In the news is a story about an iPhone 4 blowing up during an Australian flight on Monday. For whatever reason, the phone blew up and sent shards of glass out the back of the phone.
Of course this isn’t funny if someone has their fingers blown off or their face heinously burned by their tiringly hip iPhone (I want one), but it’s pretty funny if that doesn’t happen.
Exploding phones? Seriously?
Actually, I had to laugh when I saw the story because just last night I watched the episode of Man vs. Wild where Bear Grylls makes a fire using the lithium battery from a cell phone.
Now we’ve all seen Bear make fires with an assortment of tools, from his trusty flint to the old, tried and true friction stick routine that even Tom Hanks managed to pull off in Castaway.
Evidently lithium batteries can ignite when they get a little hot under the collar. (Note to selves: don’t leave your iPhone 4, or any phone with a lithium battery I guess, on the dashboard of your car when it’s 98 degrees outside.)
Bear makes good use of the battery. And in fact, the show I watched was the behind-the-scenes special. Evidently, no one knew it would work before he tried it, and they were all kind of laughing about it behind the cameras.
I doubt the person with the iPhone 4 in Australia was laughing, especially when the FAA officials started questioning them. Yikes.
“It wasn’t a bomb, I swear! Did I say bomb? Who said bomb?!”