A Professional Rugby Player Fried His IPhone By Putting It In The Microwave To Charge Because He Saw It On Youtube
DailyMail- Most people have never tried to charge their phone in a microwave but Cronulla Sharks NRL player Fa’amanu Brown is not most people.
21-year-old Brown tried to improvise when he noticed his battery had run low and with no phone charger in sight, tried a trick that he had seen on Facebook.
The five-eighth was at team mate Valentine Holmes house and said that the two NRL players were fighting for control of the one available charger.
'Our phones were both about to die and because it was Val's charger he got to use it,' Brown told Daily Mail Australia.
So after watching a Facebook video that he said looked 'legit' and had no 'glitches' Brown tried to test it out.
'I only put it (the phone) in the microwave for one second and it caught on fire,''I couldn't believe it, I was devastated,' Brown said.
Don't lie to yourself, we have all been there. So desperate for a charge that we would do anything just to give our smart phone - AKA our life blood - five more minutes of juice. I can't say there weren't times when I was in a situation so dire that I wouldn't think twice about putting my phone in a microwave if I saw it work on YouTube. Now, no rational person would ever actually do it, because it's so obviously a hoax, and - more importantly - if there's a microwave around then you probably don't need a charge enough to take that much of a chance. Still, as much as I would love to criticize this guy for being so attached to his phone that he literally tried to cook life into it, it would be blatantly hypocritical of me to do so.
If I had a suggestion for this guy? Well, I guess it would be to stick to rugby, because he's intellectually unfit for any profession that requires the use of a single brain cell, but that kind of goes without saying. Other than that, he should probably stop getting his life tips from YouTube. YouTube is only useful in the sense that it helps you waste away five hours of your day in what seems like five minutes. It's not useful in making life more convenient. If YouTube was a legit source of learning then no one would ever step on a rake again. If people were meant to take lessons from YouTube then YouTube wouldn't exist because the most entertaining videos on YouTube are basically a step-by-step guideline of what not to do. So next time someone shows you something from YouTube that seems way too good to be true that's because it is too good to be true. The only thing YouTube is good for is making yourself dumber through the viewing of candid videos, not making yourself smarter through the viewing of fictitious life hacks.