Thursday, September 29, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Mobile owners' bizarre insurance claims


Posted on Friday, 26 October, 2012 | Comment icon 18 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: sxc.hu

 
Insurance companies have had to deal with some rather ridiculous claims from mobile phone owners.

In one case a farmer claimed that he'd lost his phone up the rear of a cow because he was attempting to use the device as a makeshift light source while calving. In another incident a woman from Nottingham managed to bake her Nokia 6303i in to a sponge cake, presumably after she had dropped it in to the mixture.

Other strange claims include the case of a woman whose phone was literally snatched from her hand by a seagull and an incident in which a couple dropped their phone in to the sea while attempting to photograph themselves recreating a famous scene from the movie Titanic.

"Careless members of the British public have broken their mobile phones by baking them in a cake, inserting them into a cow and dropping them over the edge of a ship while recreating scenes from Titanic, it has emerged."

  View: Full article |  Source: Telegraph

  Discuss: View comments (18)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #9 Posted by sergeantflynn on 26 October, 2012, 16:53
Were the aforementioned claims upheld ? If not , then why pay insurance ?
Comment icon #10 Posted by WoIverine on 26 October, 2012, 17:37
Were the aforementioned claims upheld ? If not , then why pay insurance ? Yes, all 3 of mine were, insurance saved my *** each time. Still cost $50 to replace the smart phones, but it was money well spent in the long run. Although, after I started using an OtterBox, my phone has lasted a long time.
Comment icon #11 Posted by M 7 on 26 October, 2012, 19:52
I had a similar traumatic experience many years ago after a DVD snafu involving the Shining and Spice Girls the movie. I had nightmares for weeks involving Scary Spice.
Comment icon #12 Posted by NikkiAidyn on 26 October, 2012, 20:00
They're very creative...
Comment icon #13 Posted by JGirl on 26 October, 2012, 20:16
some of these i wouldn't even admit! this one doesn't surprise me in the least though: More than 60 different mobile phone owners claimed to have broken their handset while walking along texting and crashing into something.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Ryegrog on 26 October, 2012, 22:32
And they call them Smart Phones.
Comment icon #15 Posted by CRIPTIC CHAMELEON on 26 October, 2012, 23:53
I have no problems with my phone I just put a coin in make a call done no contracts no insurances no hassles.
Comment icon #16 Posted by LucidElement on 29 October, 2012, 7:25
lol adult toy? Would that even work hahah.
Comment icon #17 Posted by TrueBeliever on 29 October, 2012, 11:34
there are def some crazy mo fo's in this world!
Comment icon #18 Posted by coldethyl on 30 October, 2012, 20:09
Ok, but I'm cheaper and animated. LOL, and somewhere in the north pole


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5775330
261805
162689

 
Catholic Church: 'exorcists in urgent demand'
9-29-2016
A rise in occult and superstitious practices has allegedly brought about a major exorcist shortage.
'Bigfoot' picked up on live eagle nest webcam
9-29-2016
A live feed from an eagle's nest in Michigan has recorded a mysterious figure wandering around below.
SpaceX plans to send humans to Mars by 2022
9-28-2016
Elon Musk has outlined his extraordinarily ambitious plans to make mankind an interplanetary species.
Proteins found in prehistoric ostrich eggs
9-28-2016
Scientists have discovered the world's oldest genetic information within 3.8 million-year-old eggshells.
Other news in this category
Company creates huge clock out of 14 trucks
Posted 9-26-2016 | 6 comments
The massive 750,000 square-foot timepiece was run for a whole 24 hours using an army of large lorries....
 
Museum invites visitors to use gold toilet
Posted 9-16-2016 | 16 comments
A particularly bizarre and valuable museum exhibit has been made available to members of the public....
 
DeLorean owner is caught driving at 88mph
Posted 9-16-2016 | 19 comments
The 55-year-old, who ended up in court, insisted that he hadn't been attempting to travel through time....
 
Fish falls from sky, hits woman in the face
Posted 9-13-2016 | 12 comments
A Philadelphia woman had been out walking when a large fish suddenly fell out of the sky on top of her....
 
Man manages to hit 89mph... on a skateboard
Posted 9-10-2016 | 5 comments
Skateboarder Kyle Wester has smashed the world speed record in an extremely impressive downhill run....
 
CCTV footage shows 'creature' at gas station
Posted 9-8-2016 | 35 comments
A mysterious figure has been captured on camera moving around at night outside a gas station in Peru....
 
Girl's tongue is so long she can lick her eye
Posted 9-3-2016 | 23 comments
Contortionist Gerkary Bracho's monstrous four-inch tongue has gained quite a following on social media....
 
Man bathes in 1,250 bottles of hot sauce
Posted 8-28-2016 | 35 comments
YouTuber Cemre Candar decided it would be a good idea to jump in to a bathtub filled with spicy sauce....
 
Man climbs in to toilet, has to be rescued
Posted 8-26-2016 | 12 comments
A man in Norway ended up stuck after climbing in to a lavatory to retrieve his friend's mobile phone....
 
Dog is elected mayor for third year in a row
Posted 8-25-2016 | 17 comments
The people of Cormorant, Minnesota have once again voted for a dog called Duke to be their mayor....
 
Sewage truck explodes all over cars in Russia
Posted 8-19-2016 | 15 comments
A rather unpleasant fate befell unsuspecting commuters driving in rush hour traffic earlier this month....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ