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Boy drains entire pond to find dropped iPhone

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:39 PM

There are people who definitely are a bit too attached to their smartphone, but this determined German schoolboy is in another league entirely.

A boy enjoying a fishing trip with a group of friends accidentally dropped his iPhone over the side of the boat - so he decided to drain the entire pond.

http://metro.co.uk/2...for-it-4819315/

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 01:08 PM

....Ok everything else aside, why didnt he just swim for it when he came back that evening?

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 03:26 PM

And there's another reason always back up your data!  I can understand his intentions, I did similar. A GF had bought me some real smart Raybans, and some time after I was fishing with a mate from a small boat in a big lake, thankfully tho we were close to shore fishing among the reeds, a hot day, sweaty face, and I looked down into the water and... glasses slid right off, splash and gone!  I had a diving mask so over the side I went, having mentally marked the rough spot first.

Trouble was soon as my feet hit the bottom, the water got cloudy/muddy so had to abandon the task. I stuck a reed in to mark the spot and we fished for a while to let the water clear, then I dove in from further away and snorkelled around for 5 mins till I luckily found them again. Now why couldnt he have taken a swim there and then without asking for permission...he may have found it that way!

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 06:47 PM

While flawed, I kinda like his engineering approach to a solution - Vorsprung durch Technik

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 08:17 PM

You have to admire the gumption and skill if nothing else.

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 09:45 PM

Well, he says he did try to use his diving suit, but the angling club wouldn't let him (were they afraid he would scare away the fish?).  Why didn't he wait till the club left, and go diving then?

And how small is this pond that he felt he could drain it down a toilet?  We are talking about a 16 year old here.  Not the brightest bulbs on the shelf, true, but still...


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:42 AM

Since the plan did not work, title should be "Boy tries to drain entire pond" instead of "Boy drains entire pond".


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:48 AM

I could understand if it were a Galaxy S5 but an iPhone? :lol:

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 10:45 AM

Don't people have insurance on their phones? (I do)

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 12:43 PM

View PostDefenceMinisterMishkin, on 04 August 2014 - 09:48 AM, said:

I could understand if it were a Galaxy S5 but an iPhone? :lol:

Did you read the article properly? He wasn't trying to save his phone, but his data card.

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‘I knew the phone was probably dead but wanted to get the data card back with the numbers, pictures and videos of my friends.’


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 12:52 PM

I gotta give the boy credit for being persistant in his attempt.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 12:56 PM

View Post:PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR:, on 04 August 2014 - 12:52 PM, said:

I gotta give the boy credit for being persistant in his attempt.

He flooded the place... and doesn't care!  If it was my pond I'd be giving him a right earful and introducing him to Tyson, the rottweiler.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 01:04 PM

View PostEldorado, on 04 August 2014 - 12:56 PM, said:

He flooded the place... and doesn't care!  If it was my pond I'd be giving him a right earful and introducing him to Tyson, the rottweiler.

He is a teenager after all.

When I was his age, I thought I knew better than everybody else and didn't care much for consequences. With that said, if I was to meet my 16 year old self today, I'd punch myself in the face.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 01:21 PM

View Postaquatus1, on 03 August 2014 - 09:45 PM, said:

Well, he says he did try to use his diving suit, but the angling club wouldn't let him (were they afraid he would scare away the fish?).  Why didn't he wait till the club left, and go diving then?

And how small is this pond that he felt he could drain it down a toilet?  We are talking about a 16 year old here.  Not the brightest bulbs on the shelf, true, but still...

It wasn't his swim suit it was the clubs suit.  He couldn't reach the bottom with out a tank of air.  The story doesn't say if he knew how to use the gear.

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 01:44 PM

View PostDefenceMinisterMishkin, on 04 August 2014 - 09:48 AM, said:

I could understand if it were a Galaxy S5 but an iPhone? :lol:

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