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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:26 PM
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Man killed after phone explosion
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- An exploding mobile phone battery apparently killed a South Korean man in the first such known case in this gadget-obsessed country, police say.

The man, identified only by his family name Suh, was found dead at his workplace in a quarry Wednesday morning and his mobile phone battery was melted in his shirt pocket, a police official in Cheongwon, 135 kilometers (85 miles) south of Seoul, told The Associated Press.

"We presume that the cell phone battery exploded," the police official said on condition of anonymity.

The official said the phone was made by South Korea's LG Electronics, the world's fifth-biggest handset maker.

LG Electronics confirmed its product was involved in the accident but said such a battery explosion and death was virtually impossible.

http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/11/28/phone.explo...

:wow:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:28 PM
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1. Yikes indeed!
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:48 PM
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2. Maybe it was the Mossad
In 1996, Mossad assassinated the "Engineer," a notorious Hamas bomb designer, by wiring his cell phone with explosives.
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:04 PM
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3. WOW
This has spy thriller written all over it.....


scary stuff......
LG is pretty huge.... hope the batteries aren't deficient but they would be recalled if needed......
maybe just a fluke???

lost
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:05 PM
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4. It was S.P.E.C.T.R.E.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SPECTRE

Sounds like a job for 007!

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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:16 PM
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5. And It was a wrong number anyway
:shrug: :shrug: :hi:
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:16 PM
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6. That's one hell of a ringtone n/t
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:17 PM
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7. If only they could be rigged to do that in restaurants, theaters, and stores.
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:18 PM
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8. Bingo!!
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