Another Way Your Cell Phone Will Kill You

from the professor-you-say? dept

If the radiation doesn’t get you or your phone doesn’t draw lightning to you and you’ve managed to avoid exploding wall chargers, you’re still not safe: your phone may make you kill yourself. An Australian researcher says that there was an increase in the country’s suicide rate following solar flares and the increase in geomagnetic storms they cause. This means, apparently, that mobile phones and other things that generate radiation could affect people’s moods, and, by extension, make them suicidial. Guess we’d all better run out and get those special radiation-blocking watches to save ourselves from the radiation. That just leaves us the explosions and lightning to deal with.


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Just one guy says:

Uh?

The original article comes from the Sydney Morning Herald: In most years there was a small but significant increase in the suicide rate among women on the day of a solar flare and up to two days later.

Of course, taking two arbitrary phenomena and deducing a causal connection out of a statistical correlation is bad bad science. But besides the research being bad, really, let me understand, if you understood yourself: what have solar flares to do with cell phones, anyway?

Are these guys serious?

Mike Ivey says:

When Will It End?

Even the phasers on Star Trek weren’t capable of all this. They could zap people to death, but they couldn’t invoke mother nature, calling lightning from the sky, to wreck havoc upon the world.
Now that we’ve correctly identified cellular phones as the leading cause of cancer, monstrous explosions, natural disasters, AND suicide, what more does it take to ban these little talk-boxes of doom?

Sohrab says:

Re: When Will It End?

Even the phasers on Star Trek weren’t capable of all this. They could zap people to death, but they couldn’t invoke mother nature, calling lightning from the sky, to wreck havoc upon the world.
Now that we’ve correctly identified cellular phones as the leading cause of cancer, monstrous explosions, natural disasters, AND suicide, what more does it take to ban these little talk-boxes of doom?

hahahahahahahaha. awesome

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