Can your cell phone kill you?

By | Posted December 21, 2007
Posted in: Physical Science Blog
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It would surprise most people to learn that an exploding cell phone could pack enough of a wallop to kill them. A severe burn—maybe, but it’s hard to imagine an innocuous consumer item causing death.

Surprisingly enough, a South Korean man was recently thought to have died from a cell-phone inflicted injury. He was found dead at his workplace with a melted cell phone in his shirt pocket, according to

The news made some South Koreans fear for their lives, according to the Korea Herald, one of South Korea’s English-language newspapers.

However by Friday the matter was cleared up. It wasn’t the technology that had killed the man, it was a co-worker who had backed into him with a truck, reported the Korea Herald. He had made it intentionally look like the cellphone had killed the man to avoid prosecution.

We’re safe from our cellphones…for the moment.

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  1. Rad

    dave, December 23, 2007 at 3:44 pm
  2. Rad!

    dave, December 23, 2007 at 3:45 pm
  3. Awesommeee!

    Liya, April 16, 2009 at 1:12 pm
  4. I love cellar devices! I have one! They are stellar! give me a what what!

    Liya, April 16, 2009 at 1:14 pm
  5. What is Wallop? And what does survere mean????? sorry im so stupid! lol

    Tom, April 21, 2009 at 8:38 pm
  6. lol how did that happen?

    john, May 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm
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