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How much do you love your phone?

From the BBC:

A passenger on a French train had to be rescued by firemen after having his arm sucked down the on-board toilet. The 26-year-old victim was trapped when he tried to fish out his mobile phone, which had fallen into the toilet bowl, and fell foul of the suction system.
The high-speed TGV train had to stop for two hours while firemen cut through the train’s pipework.

The man was carried away by emergency services, with the toilet still attached to his arm. “He came out on a stretcher, with his hand still jammed in the toilet bowl, which they had to saw clean off,” said Benoit Gigou, a witness to the man’s plight. The incident happened on Sunday evening, aboard a train travelling in western France from La Rochelle to Bordeaux.

2 Responses to “How much do you love your phone?”

  1. 1
    Yitzhak:

    Hazal already anticipated the possibility of excessive affection for material possessions:

    אם נאמר בכל נפשך למה נאמר בכל מאדך ואם נאמר בכל מאדך למה נאמר בכל נפשך אם יש לך אדם שגופו חביב עליו מממונו לכך נאמר בכל נפשך ואם יש לך אדם שממונו חביב עליו מגופו לכך נאמר בכל מאדך

    http://www.mechon-mamre.org/b/l/l4408.htm

  2. 2
    andy:

    then there’s the famous Jack Benny routine

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