And now, time for a spot of comedy (no offense to the South Korean chap who’s supposedly nursing a burnt leg).
There’s no shortage of crazy stories about smartphones/batteries going on fire and what not, and now we have the second such story from South Korea in the space of a year.
Specifically, according to Chosun Ilbo, some guy was carrying a Samsung Galaxy Note battery in his pocket. No phone, just the battery. I’m sure you can see where this is going.
Yes, the battery caught fire, and caused a one-inch wound on his thigh with second-degree burns.
The man hasn’t been identified, and Samsung says no investigation is planned. And, er, that’s the end of that, I guess.
Off the top of my head, I can think of, let’s see, at least three other stories involving phones/batteries going on fire, all of which were a bit mental in their own way. I sense a feature coming on…
Amusingly, as I write, there’s a story on the news about Boeing’s fleet of 787s being grounded on account of lithium-ion batteries going on fire. Actually, that’s more terrifying than amusing. Why do batteries keep trying to kill us?
via: Associated Press