Save Your Cell Phone… Stick it in Rice???

Preparing for a first date is a stressful time. During the primping and pre-pimping process, the last thing we need before going on a hot date is trouble with our technological gadgets.

The toilet bowl is #1 killer of cell phones today, and being that before a date, we spend a lot of time in the bathroom, it doesn’t make for a good combination. I know so many people who have lost their phones due to unwanted trips down the ceramic place-in-the-sky. Haven’t we learned our lesson yet? DO NOT GO NEAR A TOILET WITH A CELL PHONE ON OR NEAR YOUR PERSON. It never ends well.

Well….that is until I found out about this little helpful tip.

The Washington Post reports the story of one guy who, after dropping his Blackberry down the toilet, saved it by sticking it in a bowl of rice.

Strange, but kinda cool, huh?

Supposedly, the dryness in uncooked rice sucks all of the moisture out of the phone.

The guy was able to turn the Blackberry on in just enough time to retrieve his date’s phone number, whom he had plans with later that night. Phew! Then, the phone died, he left it in the rice overnight (after his friend turned him on to the idea,) and the next day, it was up and working; it wasn’t working great, but after letting the phone sit in rice again the next night, he ended up saving the $450 it would have cost for an entirely new Blackberry.

Just something to keep in mind next time you drop your phone down the toilet, cause you know it’s gonna happen eventually. For a second I thought about dropping my phone in the toilet, you know…just to test out the Rice Method myself. But, naaa. I’ll just save that for when I have a date and it happens naturally.

Don’t panic! Wikihow also provides step-by-step directions as to how to save your watered down cell phones.

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