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Phone keeps ringing in crocodile's tummy
MSNBC ^ | January 21, 2011 | Maria Danilova

Posted on 01/23/2011 7:41:36 AM PST by Immerito

KIEV, Ukraine — The crocodile in "Peter Pan" happily went "tick-tock" after swallowing an alarm clock but a crocodile in Ukraine has been a little less fortunate.

Gena, a 14-year-old crocodile at an aquarium in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk, has been refusing food and acting listless after eating a cell phone dropped by a woman as she tried to photograph him.

Aquarium workers initially didn't believe Rimma Golovko, a new mother in her 20s, when she complained that the crocodile had swallowed her phone.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: cellphone; crocodile; dnipropetrovsk; kiev; napl; ukraine

1 posted on 01/23/2011 7:41:40 AM PST by Immerito
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To: Immerito

Thank God it waan’t set to ‘vibrate’ mode.


2 posted on 01/23/2011 7:48:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, than Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Immerito

A new Elton John song “Crocodile Tock.”


3 posted on 01/23/2011 7:48:34 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Immerito

He hasn’t eaten or pooped in a month and is showing signs of pain and all they’re doing is waiting? They’re waiting until next week to maybe take an xray? It’s obviously blocked so while they’re waiting, he’s going to die.


4 posted on 01/23/2011 7:50:50 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: bgill

-——and is showing signs of pain-—

The pain indicators are actually crocodile tears


5 posted on 01/23/2011 7:53:08 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 .....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: bgill

This looks like this case will be a tragic object lesson as to why it is a bad idea for the government to be involved in healthcare.


6 posted on 01/23/2011 7:55:25 AM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

For the luvofgawd, will someone answer it already!?


7 posted on 01/23/2011 7:55:41 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (talk to the hand.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Can she remotely reprogram her ring tone?


8 posted on 01/23/2011 7:55:54 AM PST by G Larry
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To: bgill
He hasn’t eaten or pooped in a month and is showing signs of pain and all they’re doing is waiting? They’re waiting until next week to maybe take an xray? It’s obviously blocked so while they’re waiting, he’s going to die.

And, Golovko is resigned to losing her phone, but still wants its SIM card back since that has her precious photos and contacts. I wonder what Ukrainian crocodile surgeons pull down these days.

9 posted on 01/23/2011 8:05:31 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: bgill

Crocs are cold blooded and can go for weeks, maybe months, without eating.


10 posted on 01/23/2011 8:11:32 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Socialists are to economics what circle squarers are to math; undaunted by reason or derision.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ping


11 posted on 01/23/2011 8:15:33 AM PST by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: Immerito
Certain aspect of this story are very hard to believe. Not that the croc swallowed the cell phone, I believe that. But the phone is still ringing and they can hear it from inside the croc’s body? Mr Ditter dropped his cell phone in the bath tub and it never rang again and when my cell phone is deep in my coat pocket I have trouble hearing it ring. So her phone still rang and they could hear it????????
12 posted on 01/23/2011 8:15:58 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

True, but I’m not aware of any case when a hungry, healthy crocodile refused available food.

When a crocodile does “fast”, it’s because it has not caught anything for dinner in a few weeks or it has ingested something that has made it ill.


13 posted on 01/23/2011 8:17:28 AM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
And the croc said: "Can I borrow your cell phone?"

Almost as dumb as deer crossing signs. DEER CAN'T READ!!!

14 posted on 01/23/2011 8:17:47 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: bgill

Am wondering the same. They don’t need an x-ray; just have someone call, and open him up. X-ray or not; at best, this appears a senseless ‘waiting’ MO. . At worst, animal cruelty.


15 posted on 01/23/2011 8:18:17 AM PST by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .Obama, not made in the USA either.. .)
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To: Ditter

I would guess that the vets examined the crocodile, and through the aid of a stethoscope, were able to hear the ringing phone.

Either that, or she has a very loud and obnoxious ringtone!


16 posted on 01/23/2011 8:18:54 AM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDJ4pT8s8KA<

Never smile at a crocodile
No, you can’t get friendly with a crocodile
Don’t be taken in by his welcome grin
He’s imagining how well you’d fit within his skin
Never smile at a crocodile
Never dip your hat and stop to talk awhile
Never run, walk away, say good-night, not good-day
Clear the aisle but never smile at Mister Crocodile
You may very well be well bred
Lots ot etiquette in your head
But there’s always some special case, time or place
To forget etiquette
For instance:
Never smile at a crocodile
No, you can’t get friendly with a crocodile
Don’t be taken in by his welcome grin
He’s imagining how well you’d fit within his skin
Never smile at a crocodile
Never dip your hat and stop to talk awhile
Never run, walk away, say good-night, not good-day
Clear the aisle but never smile at Mister Crocodile


17 posted on 01/23/2011 8:20:43 AM PST by G Larry
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To: Immerito
How was the woman able to convince the aquarium officials to take the croc out and examine him on her say so? That seems like it would be quite a job, and how was she able to identify which croc swallowed her phone? Don't they all look pretty much alike? How long before the cell phone battery needed charging? So many questions..........
18 posted on 01/23/2011 8:25:33 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Immerito
Hopefully the croc will pass the phone before the lithium battery corrodes and leaks corrosive poisons in to the croc’s stomach

Also if the contacts on the battery short together do to the acids in the stomach of the croc the battery could overheat and explode.

Either of these occurrences would likely be fatal for the croc.

19 posted on 01/23/2011 8:40:40 AM PST by Pontiac
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To: Ditter

my 3 year old (2 at the time) “helped” me by bringing my ringing cell phone to me in the bath once, and promptly dropped it in...it stopped ringing immediately, and never rang again. In fact, it never turned on again. They do make cell phones that can survive water and being dropped and whatnot. They are ugly and my hubby threatens me with them every time I do something to mine (like setting it in the little niche where the windshield wipers live while putting the wipers back after a snowy night and forgetting it and driving off). Maybe she had an “indestructible phone”.


20 posted on 01/23/2011 8:52:28 AM PST by Cailleach
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To: bgill

Cut his head off and check down his gullet...


21 posted on 01/23/2011 8:52:55 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: cynwoody

because it swims in water, how do they know if it hasn’t pooped?


22 posted on 01/23/2011 8:55:13 AM PST by stickywillie
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To: bgill

I am sure the acid in his stomach- usually used to break down bones- is eroding the battery so he is suffering from internal destruction from the acid of the battery. That woman should be responsible for all medical costs of trying to save this animal. How completely stupid to drop her phone. And she has the gall to worry about her sim card??!!

She is living proof that Man is God’s experiment gone terribly wrong.


23 posted on 01/23/2011 9:13:28 AM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: EveningStar; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
"Can you hear me now?"


24 posted on 01/23/2011 10:28:06 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: cynwoody
And, Golovko is resigned to losing her phone, but still wants its SIM card back since that has her precious photos and contacts.

If Bluetooth is active on the phone, she could pair up the alligator/phone to her laptop and upload the photos and contacts. Of course, that still doesn't get back the SIM itself.

25 posted on 01/23/2011 10:32:36 AM PST by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: Immerito; Swordmaker; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Slings and Arrows; dayglored

I've heard of alligator skin cases for iPhones, but this is ridiculous.

26 posted on 01/23/2011 10:55:17 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: 6SJ7
If Bluetooth is active on the phone, she could pair up the alligator/phone to her laptop and upload the photos and contacts.

I doubt Bluetooth goes very far in water. And the transceiver is probably hosed by now, anyway.

They should X-ray the croc and see if it's suffering from an intestinal blockage. If so, then they should let the vets go for it. Nothing to lose by a valuable zoo critter and a SIM card. Maybe try the Bluetooth while it's out for the X-ray.

27 posted on 01/23/2011 11:05:27 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Immerito

Cell phones are very filling, especially if it was one of those Crapco burger and fries cell phones.


28 posted on 01/23/2011 11:16:58 AM PST by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Immerito
Croc cell phoned holders. Get one. Be cool.


29 posted on 01/23/2011 11:23:16 AM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: martin_fierro

LOL...croc should have known better.


30 posted on 01/23/2011 11:46:06 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: cynwoody
Dogs have swallowed cell phones too....Not sure of the out-come, tho. LOL


31 posted on 01/23/2011 1:58:13 PM PST by Daffynition ( Live EACH DAY as if it were your last, but EXPECT that there still may be a tomorrow.)
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To: Sacajaweau

How do they get the deer to cross at those yellow signs?


32 posted on 01/23/2011 3:29:08 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: ConservativeStatement

LOL!
Very good!


33 posted on 01/23/2011 3:29:34 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: MS.BEHAVIN

Corn stalk flashers!!!


34 posted on 01/23/2011 3:35:57 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: stickywillie

Guess it depends....


35 posted on 01/23/2011 3:38:35 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

LOL


36 posted on 01/23/2011 3:38:59 PM PST by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: All

Are we sure this didn’t happen in Poland??


37 posted on 01/23/2011 3:40:05 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: cynwoody

“I wonder what Ukrainian crocodile surgeons pull down these days.”

Somewhat related, but since we’re just having fun here. My cousin’s 5 year old grand daughter wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up ... specializing in giraffes!


38 posted on 01/23/2011 3:43:42 PM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Sacajaweau

In Poland, you’d be able to see the phone cord
going into the croc’s mouth.

Of course if he DID poop it you’d
have Croc on a string.


39 posted on 01/23/2011 3:45:42 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Let's Roll

It’s a damn 14 year old croc....Operate and make shoes.....Such a damn big decision!!


40 posted on 01/23/2011 3:51:23 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

OK, depends on what?


41 posted on 01/23/2011 8:23:12 PM PST by stickywillie
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