woman fends off approaching bear with her iPhone

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    Oct 16, 2009 4:08 PM GMT
    http://www.backpacker.com/bear_iphone/blogs/daily_dirt/1366

    The list of tasks you can accomplish with your iPhone (taxes, blogging, babysitting) keeps getting bigger with each passing day. Still, we didn't see this one coming: A woman hiking in Vermont stopped a curious bear by tossing her iPhone at it.

    I'm going to say that again, because I barely believe it myself: She stopped a bear with her iPhone.

    Rowley went through her mental list of how to prevent bear attacks. Play dead? A good last resort. Pepper spray? Didn't have it. Drop a backpack to distract the bear? She wasn't wearing one. All Rowley had was her iPhone.

    The bear closed within 30 feet. "In a semi-panic, I threw the phone at the bear," Rowley says.
    Sure enough, the approaching bruin stopped to sniff, paw, and gnaw on the must-have Apple product. While the bear explored the limits of Apple's touch-screen technology, she escaped. But, like most Apple fans, the woman remained addicted to her crackPhone, so she returned to the scene of the crime to attempt to retrieve it. When she arrived, she found the phone bitten and clawed, but left behind. Apparently, dissatisfaction with AT&T's crappy 3G service extends to the animal kingdom.

    But here's the best/worst part: She went to the Apple Store hoping to get a sympathy replacement iPhone free of charge, but sales reps denied her. (I can just imagine their sneering faces as they told her, "A bear attack, eh? Well, in that case you should've bought AppleCare.")

    How strong was her addiction? She bought a new iPhone at full price. Ouch: She might've gotten to keep her precious phone, if only she'd watched our "Survive A Bear Attack video."
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    Oct 16, 2009 5:53 PM GMT
    Truly this bear knew, a woman with a cell phone in public...
    no good can come of this.
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    Oct 16, 2009 7:56 PM GMT
    There's an ap for that
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    Oct 16, 2009 8:08 PM GMT
    Neophoenician saidThere's an ap for that

    You beat me to it! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
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    Oct 16, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    OutdoorMutt said
    Apparently, dissatisfaction with AT&T's crappy 3G service extends to the animal kingdom.



    Too funny !! icon_lol.gif:
    But probably true ? icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 16, 2009 8:11 PM GMT
    I posted about this weeks ago... Scary prophetic.

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    So, there you have it kids, even if the bear would've gotten her. There's an app for that!
  • FredMG

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    Oct 16, 2009 9:55 PM GMT
    Silly woman, all you have to do to scare off bears with an iPhone is to play a Wang Chung or Culture Club video at it.
  • PipHop

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    Oct 16, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    Everything about this story (comments included) is hysterical!
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    Oct 17, 2009 2:43 AM GMT
    The best line:

    "Apparently, dissatisfaction with AT&T's crappy 3G service extends to the animal kingdom."

    Oh this is rich...