Skip to comments.German Schoolboy Drops Phone on Fishing Trip, Drains Entire Pond to Look For It
Posted on 08/02/2014 5:49:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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.
The 16-year-old took matters into his own hands after the angling club refused to let him use his diving suit to retrieve the device, sneaking back later that night armed with a powerful pump and two hoses.
I thought two pumps would drain enough of the water from the pond so I could find my cellphone, he told his local paper in Cologne.
I knew the phone was probably dead but wanted to get the data card back with the numbers, pictures and videos of my friends.
The youngster thought that if he directed the water into the angling club toilet he may get away with his plan but he failed to notice that the toilet wasnt attached to a sewage system.
When the owner arrived to a flooded car park he quickly found the cause and called police.
The boy was ordered to pay for the damage for the toilet, the clean-up operation and the water to refill the pond.
And though he didnt recover his phone, he was unapologetic.
It almost worked, he insisted.
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How much did he drain?
I guess he was kicked out of the club?
good for him, ha!
(He’ll be back, he doesn’t impress us as the kind of guy who quits..)
Some people really really deserve late abortions; no matter how late.
Imagine this self-centered kraut in 10 or 20 years...
“German engineering in der Haus, ja.”
Filed under 'famous last words.'
Poland, and most of France.
I am the guy at work they come to when their phones get soaked. I have a vacuum system and pump them down to insanely low pressures (like low earth orbit) to get all the water out. I have about a 30% success rate.
This dude had no chance.
Given this experience in over-reaching solutions that “almost work”, I predict this lad will enjoy a full career in government service.
I find him quite ingenious. He’ll grow up to be a CEO one day and make millions.
I guess he was to big a wuss to dive down to the bottom and feel around for his idol.
While this type of behavior (wild plans that end in disaster, destruction, and failure) describes some CEO's I know I would hope it's atypical.
It was his way of coming up with a plan to retrieve his phone that I found ingenious. Obviously it turned into a disaster, lol. But I still give him 5 stars for creative thinking. Each to their own.
Don’t know how this guy’s phone works, but if my phone were underwater for three days, I strongly suspect the SC card would still be readable.
Don’t know about the sim card.
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