Cell Phone Survives a Week in Fish Belly

Businessman Andrew Cheatle lost his cell phone during a visit to the local beach.  Believing it was gone forever after his cell phone apparently swept out to sea, he received a big surprise a week later. 

Andrew, 45, said: “I was messing about with my dog and my phone must have fallen out and been swept out in the swell.

“I kept calling it but I gave up hope after a couple of days.”

He was shopping for a new phone with girlfriend Rita Smith, 33, when her mobile went off.

She told him: “Your old mobile number is calling my phone.”

Andrew continued: “She said some guy was going on about my phone and a cod so she handed it over to me and he told me where he had found it.

“I thought he was winding me up but he assured me he had caught a cod that morning and was gutting it for his fish stall and that my Nokia was inside it — a bit worse for wear.

“I didn’t believe him but went to meet him and found it was my phone — a bit smelly and battered — but incredibly it still worked after I let it dry out.”

Link - via tech

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In 1961, famous ad man David Ogilvy made an ad in which this happened to a Zippo lighter. Also a 'true story: names, dates, location. And also: it still worked, at the first try...

Even earlier, in the 16th century, something similar happened to a Dutch saleswomen from the town of Stavoren, who herself threw a gold ring into the sea. Lo and behold: months later there was a fish on her plate, and her ring was inside it.

A very, very old meme, maybe?

PS. Just last month there was a post about an elderly Australian surfer, who lost his dentures 100 meters off-shore. The next day he found them on the beach, and 'they were sharper than before'...
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