Thursday, March 05, 2009

Ringing Endorsement

Nearer, My Cod, To Thee

A businessman in the UK who lost his cellphone on a beach was amazed when it turned up - in the belly of a giant cod. A week later, his girlfriend's cellphone rang and it was a fisherman saying he'd found the phone in a 25lb (11.5 kg) fish. The handset was returned, allowed to dry out - and it still works.

FOOTNOTE: In cod we trust.

19 comments:

Jewels said...

Sounds like a fish-wives tale to me!

Breeze said...

My father was a commercial cod fisherman so this "rings" true to me...he found a lot of strange things in the bellies of fish..funny!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Unbelievable - My son's mobile 'phone went through the wash tucked safely in the pocket of his school trousers and never twinkled again!

jinksy said...

A better kind of fishy story!

Louise said...

But the smell!!

Fireblossom said...

Oh David. Grooooooan. Ha! I am just wondering what "area cod" he was calling?

Mojo said...

Seems a bit of a reach, but if it's actually true what a marketing point for the maker of the phone! "This phone is off the hook", or "Tested by the hand of Cod", or ...

Okay I'll stop.

Betsy said...

Amazing! I bet they called that phone Jonah after that! ;)

Maggie May said...

Now how come my sister in law got her mobile just a bit wet and it was ruined? Yet a massive cod comes along and swallows one and in spite if the acid content of the stomach and the water the fish must have swallowed, the thing still works.
That takes some believing!
Bit of a fishy story if you ask me!

spacedlaw said...

The smell will never rub off, I fear...

E said...

I literally laughed out loud- and then forwarded to my near by coworkers who were confused by my outburst. Thanks for the morning giggle!

Moannie said...

Yes, I saw this item in my paper 'tother day. Reminded me of those old ads. for Timex watches...ticker ticker timex

Veri word is blesse, thankyou bless you too.

Charles Gramlich said...

Definitely sounds like a fish story to me.

Janet said...

I started laughing before I got through the title, but the footnote finished me off.

Sylvia K said...

Love your title! And it is a great tale -- fish-wife or otherwise!

Eddie Bluelights said...

"The Piece of Cod which passeth all understanding"
While we are at it I saw a fish and chip shop the other day called "The Cod Almighty".
As for me my darling wife put my pygamas in the washing machine and my hearing aid was in the top pocket. When we returned from church we saw that the machine had stopped and a hearing aid was presented neatly behind the widow. It was dried out and worked perfectly, however in church I did not hear the surmon which might have been a blessing. Crumbs I should have done a posting on this.
Eddie

Cherie said...

Now, THAT is amazing. Need to find out the brand. My friend's cell phone keeps getting dropped in the toilet by her nieces and nephews never to work again.

Paula Scott said...

Gosh, this is pretty funny and almost unbelievable! But, heck, I retrieved my lot contact lens from a swimming pool once (with the aid of a Navy Seal diver). Anything is possible, huh?

Pouty Lips said...

I want to know the brand! I bought my son a new cell today because it got a little bit of sweat on the LCD and he couldn't read the screen. Uggh.