Last Updated on: 30th January 2013, 09:28 am
Here’s today’s friendly reminder not to believe everything you read.
Even though somebody on Twitter said that it totally works, it is not suddenly ok to put metal in the microwave. No, not even for the 20 to 30 seconds you were told it would take to charge your iPhone battery.
Indeed, this is ending exactly how the rest of you would expect it to end.
The trend, if you could call it that, seems to have started from an irresponsible thread on the Japanese internet noticeboard “2channel“, known for its anonymous and sometimes (or some may say often) dubious postings. Information on the thread claimed that an iPhone 5 can be charged by heating it in a microwave for 20 seconds, and for an iPhone 4s, for 30 seconds. Of course, trying this results in a crisply burnt iPhone or possibly even an explosion…
The Japanese have pretty much nailed Twitter, by the way. Idiot detector about covers it.
Then again, it’s hardly limited to Twitter. Just look at this question on Yahoo Answers. I dare you, just look at it!
Me and my friend are having an argument, she says that it rains in Australia but it can’t can it because obviously the rain falls to the top of the world but at the bottom of the world it wouldn’t fall to earth it would fall into space.
This is all wrong, obviously. If rain fell into space, this person’s head would be full.
The school system at work, everyone.