Source- Chew on this: A man in China decides he needs to verify if a smartphone battery is legit ― so he bites it?!?!?
It’s a decision that literally blew up in his face, as the now-viral video above demonstrates.
Security camera footage captured Jan. 19 at a store in Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, shows the unidentified man biting into the iPhone battery, presumedly to check its authenticity.
The move quickly proves to be a mistake, as the battery explodes. Amazingly, the man wasn’t seriously hurt in the blast.
Since then, the wisdom in chomping down on a toxic lithium-ion battery has been the subject of some debate.
Taiwan News noted that it’s common for people in China to test the authenticity of gold by biting it, which led Apple Insider to speculate the man somehow thought he could test the authenticity of the battery using the same technique.
Gizmodo rightfully noted that iPhone batteries don’t have much gold in them, but they do contain a lot of toxic items that no one should ingest.
On the rare occasions when a phone explodes, it’s often because the “positive” and “negative” battery plates have become joined, such as if the battery was pierced by a metal object, according to TeamKnowHow.com.
The website points out that lithium-ion batteries, though considered very safe, can explode if they’re overcharged.
It’s a problem associated with knockoff battery chargers and other dubious third-party accessories that are rampant in China, which may have explained why the man was biting the battery in the first place.
Pal. Buddy. What is you doing? its 2018, not 1500 where you need to check your gold doubloons when bartering at the market? Not to mention, Batteries aren’t made of gold. They’re in fact made of shit that’s toxic as fuck and can melt shit. Like not for nothing but Asians get the rap of being nerd smart but look at these common folks, biting down on lithium-ion batteries like they’re Olympic gold medals. I don’t know kinda makes me feel better about my self knowing im above smart enough to not go molar to battery, but also not a math nerd. I’m in a nice medium blogging about the people above and below me. Now If i had to guess, maybe this guy got a bunk ass filling and conducted with the battery. That’s me thinking kinda fake smart coming up with theories. But that also gives me another idea.
Fucking cyanide capsules. It’s perfect timing that I saw this because I also just re-watched Skyfall. Fucking Raoul Silva biting into a cyanide capsule and it didnt kill him. Just burned his insides. Do you know what Hydrogen cyanide does to you?
It turns you into an ugly motherfucker. Do you think secret spy agents want to work knowing that if they get captured, they might have to kill them selves, only to find out their suicide method isn’t 100% fail proof and might end up looking like the Goonies monster, and still remained captured, and then laughed at for being a captured spy that now looks like Sloth? Fuck no. So maybe switch out the cyanide capsule and replace it with something that’s instant death. A little battery that explodes your entire head off. Don’t give the enemy the satisfaction of making fun of your goofy face because of a bad cyanide capsule. Now granted these chinese fellows didn’t die, but work out a few kinks, bury that battery deep in the molars and next thing you know when the russians apprehend Ethan Hunt, he can just blow his head off.
Daily Mail- The excuse ‘my phone died’ is used quite often – and most of the time people don’t buy it.
In order to keep us honest, a new app lets friends and family sync up to see each other’s battery status.
Dubbed Battery Share, users are able to see other user’s battery power level, know when someone is charging their phone and receive notifications if anyone is running low on juice – assuming they agree to being tracked.
I created this app because I have a few friends who I suspected never charged their phones, and were near impossible to get a hold of,’ Terry Demco, creator of Battery Share, told DailyMail.com.
‘My suspicions were confirmed when I got them to beta test this app.
‘I have one friend who is perpetually at a charge of about 25%, and goes from place to place getting 5 minutes of charging here and there.’
‘Then of course there are other people manage to keep their charge up most of the day, it just depends on the person.’
‘I really needed to get a hold of someone, and couldn’t. I figured that I must not be the only one this has happened to.
‘So from that, came this app.’
Battery Share has a built-in status bar that lists all those who have opted-in to sharing their status, allowing you to see who has a full bar and who needs to plug in.
And if your friend or family is running on low, Battery Share will send them a friendly reminder that to both you and them.
The technology behind the scenes monitors the phone’s battery over the course of the day and if the battery level drops below a certain threshold, will trigger a notification that will alert your friends,’ Demco said.
‘When the phone is charged to a certain point, the trigger is reset. If the phone then drops below that threshold again, another notification is sent out.’
Users who host the app also have the ability to see who switched into low-power mode.
To start tracking your friends’ and families’ battery power, simply download the app in the Apple App Store (it is only available for iOS users and for $0.99).
You can then invite who you’d like keep tabs and once the request is accepted that person is added to the list.
I had a few classes with this kid that everyone hated. His name was Jowel. Annoying son of a bitch who wanted to like a young CEO type. Always wanted people to play by the books except when he could get an upper hand advantage, he’d take it. He would rat out cheaters just to get ahead. We remember we had this one professor who would let us out like 3 HOURS early because it was like 9 am and he would just say fuck a 4 hour lecture. Well one day in class he told us he had to have a sit down with the boys up stairs getting in trouble for taking roll call and basically racing us out of the lecture hall. Next thing you know after 4 hours of just sitting there twiddling our thumbs we see that mother fucker Jowel talking to counselors and shit and we all just knew it was that rat fuck. The type of kid who was pissed that his tuition money wasn’t getting put to full use. Fuck out of my FACE with that nonsense.
Well this guy is exactly the same. Hey Terry Demco, you lame fuck, snitches get stitches bro and you basically just invented an app that snitches on people. You’re King Snitch. Lets face it, its 2016. No one really wants to talk on the phone anymore. No one wants to hear people ramble on about their life with a cell phone pressed to their skull without wishing it was a gun. I love all my friends and the ones i hang out with and talk to on the phone and shit is all gravy but sometimes you just don’t want to hear it. So you intentionally turn off the ringer and let it go to missed call. Not saying i hate you’re guts right now. Just not for any of that nonsense at the moment. So you hit them back with a “Im out, phones about to die” text. Its a silent but understood code with a “no questions asked” clause attached to it. It’s not that your “friends” who were near impossible to get a hold of because they were so concerned about the battery life of their rechargeable cellphone in an era where everyone usually has multiple charging device/options. It’s because when they see someone calling and they look and see its you they go “ughhh Terry’s calling again…. *mutters silently*”fucking loser.” What makes it worse is you built an app strictly to make them feel bad about it and snitch on them. You try to make me use this thing and i might personally charge my phone to 100% and buy 10 mophie battery cases on my phone and that second you call me i swear to god i’ll let it go straight to voice mail and hit you back with a “Phones bout to die, call you back later” right in your face. Get lost with this battery snitch app.
P.s- This is that Jowel mother fucker. If face just screams snitch.