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Rain drain demise

An iPhone 5 met its match when it was dropped outside and quickly slipped down a rain drain in the street.

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Sonja Thompson has worked for TechRepublic since October of 1999. She is currently a Senior Editor and the host of the Smartphones and Tablets blogs.

5 comments
techrepublic
techrepublic

This doesn't really fit in the category of "accidents", but a lawnmower got my Pantech Crux phone a while back when I finally got fed up with the piece of crap. I'm still glad I did it, but I wish I had thought to remove the MicroSD card first, LOL!

LordLQQK
LordLQQK

You people are lame and you have no imagination.  One word blows all of your pathetic examples in the toilet (which I am shocked didn't come up as one of your 6 water based "tragedies"):  PRISON     Hey Bubba, how's tricks?

bmerc
bmerc

10 arbitrary stock photos joined together by a vague theme for the purpose of filling space.


Jeremy Hinz
Jeremy Hinz

I wonder if she will break her fall with her hand on the water ... Just wondering.