Friday, May 11, 2012
Memo to the rice lobbyists
I kind of bugged after realizing that my phone had been floating in my pee for a good minute or two. It took my (still) hungover brain a bit longer than normal to figure out what fell. I immediately put the phone in a bowl of rice as I've read that acts as a desiccant (new word of the day!) and sucks the moisture out of the phone. After reading some tech geek blog posts, I learned that I should hunt down any silica gel packs I have and throw those into the mix. The phone was already off and I thankfully didn't even think to try powering it. Apparently, one should not try to turn the phone on after a urine bath, lest one short the damn thing out entirely. The worst part was waiting 24 hours to see if it would turn on. Although I felt like I was missing a limb at first, I kind of enjoyed being forcefully checked out for a few hours.
Miraculously, it is working today! How's that for luck? I should go buy some lottery tickets now. Rice: good for feeding families the world over and for resurrecting pee-logged phones.