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Thursday, 10 July 2014 11:25

iPhones create dangers for Japanese millers

Written by Nick Farrell

Exploding grain

Apple fanboy farmers are causing problems for Japanese grain millers.

According to mainichi.jp the problem is that they keep dropping their expensive toys into their grain silos. The grain is then shipped to Japan where it is milled. The satisfaction of crushing an iPhone is diminished by the fact that there is an explosion and you have to write off a ton of flour or feed grain.

In one case US farmer Kevin Whitney actually got his iPhone back eight months after he dropped it. The phone had travelled to another Oklahoma grain facility before going down the Arkansas and Mississippi rivers to a depot in Louisiana. From there, the grain was loaded onto ships bound for another grain depot on the island of Hokkaido, Japan.

In late May, Whitney received a phone call from Eric Slater with the Zen-Noh Grain Corporation. Apparently it not uncommon for an iPhone a month to fall into grain shipments.

Nick Farrell

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