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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: When Your Cell Phone Travels Without You

Phone Lost In Oklahoma Returned 8 Months Later From Japan

AP  | By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS
Posted: 07/08/2014 1:21 pm EDT Updated: 07/08/2014 8:59 pm EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney thought his iPhone was lost for good when it fell into a grain elevator last year. Eight months later, his phone was returned unscathed after a trip to Japan.

Whitney, the manager of the Apache Farmers Co-Op in Chickasha, Oklahoma, lost his phone in October after it slipped out of his shirt pocket as he was unloading grain from a truck into a silo holding roughly 290,000 bushels of grain.

"I knew it was lost forever and there was no retrieving the thing," said Whitney, 53.

Whitney went out and bought a replacement phone the next day. But the loss of the phone was tough: Pictures of family photos from his daughter's wedding and vacation were stored on there.

What Whitney didn't know was that his phone was just beginning its journey.

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