Swallowing Mobile Phones May Be Considered Harmful

from the just-saying dept

While we know that the holidays are supposed to be a peaceful time to spend with family and friends, it can also be quite stressful for many people and fights with loved ones are bound to break out here and there. Now, as a holiday suggestion, we're going to recommend that should your fight with your significant other get serious, that you not swallow his or her mobile phone in an attempt to keep said significant other from leaving. Unfortunately, this advice comes a bit too late for a woman in Missouri who tried to swallow her boyfriend's phone to prevent him from leaving after an argument. The event resulted in her being rushed to the hospital with difficulty breathing. No word on whether or not the boyfriend actually left (or if he got the phone back). Update: Later police reports are saying that the phone swallowing may not have been voluntary -- though the rest of the details have not been explained.


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    Bolek, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 3:02pm

    What Model

    I've loved my RAZR for its slim design but I can't imagine being able to swallow it, now maybe my old nokia 8230 but still my throat just isn't big enough. Anyone know what model was she using? or is this one of those whales you see walking around that can swallow a newborn without chewing?

     

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    Boz-Boz, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 3:31pm

    Huh...

    If my girl could swallow a phone... well, then I'd be a very happy guy.

     

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    Mark Shanson, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 4:26pm

    Re: Huh...

    Aggreed.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 23rd, 2005 @ 6:00pm

    No Subject Given

    Well, my girl can, and it's kinda disapointing. A little loose at times...

     

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    LoneWolf, Dec 24th, 2005 @ 12:36am

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    She could make some quick cash with such abilities.

     

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    Tashi, Dec 24th, 2005 @ 2:25am

    No Subject Given

    That's not exactly how I heard it went down. No pun intended. Local news reported that the Blue Springs couple (suburb of Kansas City) was arguing over calls the girlfriend had received. The boyfriend tried to get the phone from her to review said calls and she swallowed her own phone getting it lodged in her throat, because the boyfriend reportedly called police from his own phone.

     

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    Dylan, Dec 24th, 2005 @ 2:25am

    Danrgerous...

    O RLY?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 24th, 2005 @ 2:12pm

    Re: Danrgerous...

    YA RLY

     

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    frank, Dec 24th, 2005 @ 2:20pm

    Re: Danrgerous...

    NO WAI!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 24th, 2005 @ 2:29pm

    Re: Danrgerous...

    it was prob that cingular firefly phone

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 24th, 2005 @ 2:33pm

    Re: Danrgerous...

    ORLY?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 24th, 2005 @ 3:44pm

    Re: Danrgerous...

    uhh someone asked that already

     

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    Andrew Strasser, Dec 24th, 2005 @ 5:14pm

    Re: Danrgerous...

    agree wit de subject this could be one of those threads that just wasn't supposed to be left unattended over the weekend.

     

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    Landon, Dec 24th, 2005 @ 9:17pm

    No Subject Given

    I think that Some stuff is Just So stupid that it does not belong on Techdirt. And this is one of those things...

     

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    GPD, Dec 25th, 2005 @ 12:44am

    Re: No Subject Given

    Here is a much more exciting topic for those who don't yet merge with technology quite the way some others do... Yikes!!

    Plainly, RICHO is pushing the PDF format they are the largest manufacturer of the ps printing devices in the world. Post Script is not a value I want crossing my domain in the way of VR and the MATRIX EVOlution... It's code is actually very laden with open holes in the binding area.

     

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    Carlos, Dec 25th, 2005 @ 1:33pm

    NO SUBJECT

    THIS IS OLD NEWS!!!!!!!! It was said on endgadget like a week age.... u people are slow................................................................................................ ....................................................... . . .. . . .. . . . . . .. . . . . . .

     

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    Andrew Strasser, Dec 25th, 2005 @ 2:17pm

    Old news

    Then post something newsworthy or don't whine.

     

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    Mike (profile), Dec 25th, 2005 @ 3:11pm

    Re: NO SUBJECT

    THIS IS OLD NEWS!!!!!!!!

    Engadget posted this on Friday, approximately two hours *after* we posted it. However, thanks for your feedback.

     

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    He He, Dec 26th, 2005 @ 5:48am

    Funnuy Thing to Try

    He should have called the phone, and taped it, I always wanted to know what that looks like.
    "Ghh aa Ghaaa ghaa"
    "Sorry honey, can't understand you"
    "Ghhhh nghooooo!"
    "RING RING!"
    "GHHHH!!!"
    "What? What was that? You don't want me to waste your minutes, but if you do it it's ok? Huh?"

     

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    Andres Otondo, Dec 26th, 2005 @ 8:16am

    No Subject Given

     

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    Cherie, Dec 26th, 2005 @ 8:28am

    cell phone

    Why not try to cram a cell phone down your own throat. Then you will see that it is not only impossible for a young girl to do it to herself, but probably crammed down her throat by not her boyfriend, but a stalker, an assaulter, an abductor. I am her step-mother.

     

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    Reazors, Dec 26th, 2005 @ 3:09pm

    Re: cell phone

    Talk about Biting the Dirt, Mobile Dirt I mean.

     

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    Slopey Dodds, Dec 26th, 2005 @ 9:53pm

    Re: No Subject Given

    Oh, just BENNOWN already. Oh, and that page linked to features the word "GRINGO" about three hundred times. I'm NOT HAPPY. But thanks nonetheless, heehoe.

     

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    Tashi, Dec 28th, 2005 @ 8:06pm

    Boyfriend arrested

    If anyone is interested... the boyfriend actually forced the phone down the woman's throat after arguing over calls she had received. He turned himself in today (12/28/2005).

     

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