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Phone Fumble

Girl caught in sewer grate while playing on phone


Next time you’re walking down the street on your way to the local bakery to purchase those freshly baked chocolate-chip muffins, take a quick glance around at the people on the street. How many can you see with their heads down, messaging their friends or trying to beat the high score on Flappy Bird (is that still a thing)?

These individuals are just begging to be taken down by Jyestha, the Hindu goddess of misfortune.

And such was the fate of a girl in the city of Jiangyou, Sichuan Province.


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Said individual was just strolling outside a supermarket, unaware of happenings around her due to her complete dedication and immersal in the digital construct of her smartphone. Unfortunately, she failed to spot the sewer grate in front of her—odd, considering that she was already looking down—and manage have one leg fall through.

As if this wasn’t embarrassing enough, the girl was unable to retrieve her leg and the fire department had to be called. Fortunately, her managed to escape with only a “dead leg”.

Events like these are probably fairly common, although not to the same degree. Somewhere someone in China right now has just missed their subway stop, because they were too busy interacting inside the digital construct present on their smartphones. The solution is easy, just avoid using your phone while traveling. Convincing culprits to do so, I have no idea how.


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Images courtesy of Weibo, Baidu

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