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    The Darwin Awards [For Mobile Phones]

    Link: The Cell Phone Darwin Awards (SquareTrade Warranty Blog )

    Five entries so far.

    This one wins for me due to the originality and dramatic description:

    Dropped from the top of a wind turbine: “Dropped from the top of a wind turbine!! 200 feet to its death!!"

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    One of dad’s work colleague who worked at a wood recycling place was leaning over a wood chipper (the industrial size ones, size of truck trailer.) when it fell out of his top pocket and got shredded. And in case you were wondering it was a Nokia 3510 so was years ago.

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    I worked for ICOM and I got a call from a guy asking what an IC-A1 was. I told him it was an airband handheld transceiver and did he want to buy one. It turned out he had found one in a field and wanted to try and return it to its owner. I traced the serial number to a dealer in Banbury and asked the chap to let me know how he got on. I forgot all about it and then a couple of months later I had a call from him saying he had just had the most wonderful weekend courtesy of the gentleman who had leaned out of his hot air balloon and watched as his radio plunged to the ground below. Honesty does pay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy_nic View Post
    One of dad’s work colleague who worked at a wood recycling place was leaning over a wood chipper (the industrial size ones, size of truck trailer.) when it fell out of his top pocket and got shredded. And in case you were wondering it was a Nokia 3510 so was years ago.
    Esssh, Was the wood chipper Ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Esssh, Was the wood chipper Ok?
    yeah it was a bigger one of these BEAST BANDIT TRACK WOOD SHREDDER horizontal axis shredder (2006), USC Equipment Limited, United Kingdom | TractorTradex UK but on wheels not tracks, which are pulled by trucks. can't say the same for the phone.

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