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Woman’s Phone Explodes In Car After The Battery Was Replaced At Unofficial Repair Shop

ipone-fbIf you’re the kind of person not to be cowed into getting your iPhone fixed at an official Apple store by an official Genius at the possibility of your device being bricked by an update then maybe this footage will change your mind. It’s a tough decision – admittedly I’ve had phones fixed by street

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If you’re the kind of person not to be cowed into getting your iPhone fixed at an official Apple store by an official Genius at the possibility of your device being bricked by an update then maybe this footage will change your mind.

It’s a tough decision – admittedly I’ve had phones fixed by street vendors in the past but from personal experience an over zealous swiping session can crack a screen and God forbid dropping said ‘fixed’ phone in water, it’ll be a goner – but sometimes it just makes sense to spend a few extra pennies to get the pros in.

One unfortunate iPhone user in China found out the hard way as this footage shows, as she had to abandon her car in the middle of the motorway as it exploded and buurst into flames on her dashboard.

That’s not even a whimper of a flame. That’s Targaryen dragon levels of flames right there. And right in front of you on your dash. Can you smell nose hair?

The woman from Shanghai’s Minhang district in East China can be seen driving along when BOOM! her Apple iPhone 6 explodes like a Kim Kardashian selfie on Instagram.

She brakes, as most people would with an exploding phone in their face, but realises she’s in traffic and ostructing the inside lane.

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Just 20 seconds later the phone goes off again – like mine does on a Friday night from too many Tinder matches – with flames erupting leaving the poor driver in shock, screaming.

She can be heard getting out of the car and is surrounded by concerned drivers.

She tells a passing motorist who has stopped to check on her:

My phone exploded! My phone exploded!

The woman’s husband, Mr Jiang, said the phone had its battery replaced in a local mobile phone repair service in February.

The service centre reportedly took the phone back and gave them a new battery after it exploded, but won’t take ‘further responsibility’. They’re refusing to compensate them financially for the burnt dashboard and are refusing to fix the iPhone.

Sounds like a mobile phone repair service anywhere in the world tbh.

He said:

She was driving alone; no one touched the phone. It just suddenly blew up. She wasn’t charging or even using it at the time.

When we bought the battery from Hoho Fast in February, they told us it was genuine.

They’re refusing to take further responsibility and won’t compensate us.

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He added:

We asked them for a new phone. They say they can only give us a second-hand one.

It’s like they’re squeezing us like a tube of toothpaste. They’ll squeeze us until we run out of patience and give up, then the case is closed for them.

The couple are still negotiating with the business over compensation.

Social media users, however, said the woman was to blame for leaving the iPhone on her dashboard.

One person wrote:

It’s extremely hot in the summer and you leave your phone exposed to the sun. It’s obviously going to explode, you idiot!

And you’re blaming the phone?

Nah, I think it’s quite clear they’re blaming the phone shop where they got it from.

But let’s not let details get in the way of calling women idiots.

Don’t leave phones in hot cars anyway. They might explode. Or worse, your car will get broken into.

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100-Year-Old Man Says Key To Long Life Is Red Wine And Mixed Grills

mixedgrillCATERSSome people believe the Earth is flat, some believe we are living in a simulated reality. 100-year-old Arthur Grisbrook believes the secret to his long life is his diet. And while flat Earthers and scientists work to give credit to their theories, it seems Arthur is living proof of his own. The centenarian still lives

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Some people believe the Earth is flat, some believe we are living in a simulated reality.

100-year-old Arthur Grisbrook believes the secret to his long life is his diet. And while flat Earthers and scientists work to give credit to their theories, it seems Arthur is living proof of his own.

The centenarian still lives by himself, does all his cooking and cleaning, and regularly plays the organ in his flat in Hereford. His favourite meal, which he cooks most days, is a mixed grill – with steak, gammon, sausages, a fried egg, mushrooms, tomatoes, peas, chips and hash browns.

Arthur believes his diet, which he washes down with two glasses red wine each night, is the secret to reaching a hundred years.

Arthur, a former Royal Engineer from Buckinghamshire, is frequently told he looks decades younger than his real age, and thinks his diet is to thank – despite what doctors tell him.

The great-grandad-of-three said:

I eat and drink what I fancy and don’t worry about what the so-called ‘experts’ say. I believe in doing things moderately and sensibly. I drink most nights with my meals.

Even in my old age I still want to live as independently as I possibly can.

With age the gullet becomes narrower, that’s just a feature of age. But mixed grills are quite tasty and easy to cook and eat.

I also like making sausage and mash and fish and chips – but of course, my mixed grill is best.

Arthur believes his unique diet has kept him fit and healthy, and says he has no health problems at all.

He added:

I eat what I like but not in excess. I have milk in my coffee and plenty of bread and butter. I have two small glasses of wine with my meals so I imagine I get plenty of iron from that.

I feel no older than being in my late 70s. I don’t feel like I’m 100. You’re only as old as you feel.

Arthur was married to his wife Laura for 66 years, before she sadly died in February this year. He served in the Royal Engineers in World War Two as a driver in Italy and North Africa.

Arthur’s daughter, 72-year-old Margaret Tyler, said:

All my friends say “your dad doesn’t look like he’s 100”. He’s very supportive, undemanding and appreciative. We always love to spend time with him. He’s a remarkable man.

Arthur’s diet isn’t for everyone, however.

100-year-old Eileen, from Lancashire, believes the secret to her own long life is something a bit simpler than a mixed grill – a can of Stella Artois and some custard creams.

Elaine, who works at the care home where Eileen lives, and where they celebrated her 100th birthday this year, said:

Eileen’s not big on bubbly so her favourite tipple was on tap – Stella Artois!

With a packet of custard creams, it’s her not-so-secret self-indulgence.

Does this mean if we live on a diet of mixed grills and red wine, followed by Stella and custard creams, we might live to 200? I’m up for giving it a go.

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Vegan Restaurant Sends Woman To Hospital After Giving Her Dairy

veganA woman was hospitalised after the vegan restaurant she was eating at gave her a meal with dairy in.  Vittoria Rabito was eating at Vegandale Brewery in Toronto, Canada, on November 9 when she realised something was wrong with the vegan pulled pork taco she’d ordered. Rabito has had a severe allergy to dairy since she

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A woman was hospitalised after the vegan restaurant she was eating at gave her a meal with dairy in. 

Vittoria Rabito was eating at Vegandale Brewery in Toronto, Canada, on November 9 when she realised something was wrong with the vegan pulled pork taco she’d ordered.

Rabito has had a severe allergy to dairy since she was born. Although she isn’t vegan herself, she considers vegan restaurants ‘safe’ places to eat at as they market themselves as free of all animal products, including dairy.

The customer informed her server at Vegandale Brewery of her situation, and they assured her all of their products were vegan and therefore dairy-free – though they didn’t rule out the possibility of cross-contamination at the factory level.

Moments after tucking in to her meal, Rabito’s heart rate increased and her lips began to tingle. She started to have trouble breathing and decided to go to the bathroom to administer her EpiPen; something she’d had to do only once previously in her life.

Within 10 minutes of tasting the vegan pulled pork taco, Vittoria was taken in an ambulance and rushed to hospital as she suffered with the worst reaction she’d ever had.

Recalling the moment she started to suffer, Rabito told VICE:

I remember my body started shaking within seconds of taking a bite and it didn’t stop until an hour or two into being into the hospital.

When you go to a vegan restaurant and you have a dairy allergy, you’re hoping that they take [cross-contamination] seriously and that they are dairy-free. So that night I thought I was going crazy.

If you’re calling yourself a vegan restaurant, there is an assumption that the restaurant has done all of their due diligence with sourcing their product from the manufactures that their products are vegan.

If they can’t do that, they should not be calling themselves vegan.

Over two weeks after the incident the restaurant confirmed the cause behind Rabito’s reaction, explaining in an email the ‘vegan seasoning’ on her meal may have contained traces of milk.

Vegandale Brewery added they were not aware of the possible hazard of the seasoning arriving in unlabelled packaging.

By way of apology the restaurant’s general manager offered Vittoria and her father a complimentary meal at one of their other locations, but dad Charlie said the response was ‘absolutely absurd’.

He added:

They don’t have a clue as to what could have happened to Vittoria. We could have been dealing with Vittoria’s funeral had she not acted quickly in the way that she did.

As a vegan restaurant, if you’re not able to fulfil that everything is dairy-free there should be some disclosure that they are not able to guarantee that the food is free of animal products. From a moral perspective that would be the right thing to do.

VICE report the general manager no longer works at the restaurant, and Elliot Johnson, the kitchen manager at Vegandale Brewery, admitted the way the situation had been dealt with was ‘unacceptable’.

In response to the incident Vegandale Brewery is seeking a fully vegan supplier, though the ingredients in Rabito’s vegan pulled pork tacos have not been changed.

Instead the menu has been updated to ‘provide a more fulsome allergen notice’, which makes clear the risk of production level cross-contamination.

According to a representative from Toronto Public Health, as there are ‘no specific requirements in the Food Premises Regulation for vegan restaurants’ in terms of cross-contamination, vegan restaurants have no legal obligation to disclose if their products come in contact with eggs or dairy.

Hopefully Vittoria won’t be faced with any similar situations in the future.

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Third Of Brits Think Lapland Is A Fictional Place, Study Finds

lapland1Almost a third of Brits believe Lapland is a fictional place, according to a study. Researchers who polled 2,000 adults found many are clueless about the region, with one in 10 having checked the internet to find out if it is a real location or not. Just 22 per cent understand Lapland spans across Norway,

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Almost a third of Brits believe Lapland is a fictional place, according to a study.

Researchers who polled 2,000 adults found many are clueless about the region, with one in 10 having checked the internet to find out if it is a real location or not.

Just 22 per cent understand Lapland spans across Norway, Finland, Sweden, and part of Russia.

One in 10 adults believe ‘Santa’s land’ covers just Iceland and Greenland, while a fifth think it is a country in its own right.

A spokesman for TUI, which carried out the study and offer day trips and breaks to Lapland, said:

Whilst TUI have been sending people to Lapland for a long time you can understand why many Brits believe Lapland is a made up place, as much of the region is magical and if you haven’t visited, you might only think of it as the fictional home of Santa.

In reality, Lapland is a huge place spanning multiple countries, despite being very sparsely populated.

But Lapland isn’t the only location to cause confusion, according to the study by TUI – 32 per cent have no idea Transylvania is on the map, while a further 38 per cent don’t believe in Christmas Island.

Incredibly, seven per cent of adults think Hogwarts – the school of wizardry in the famous Harry Potter novels – is a real place.

And six per cent believe the home of Batman, Gotham City, exists.

In contrast, 26 per cent of Brits don’t know Easter Island was real, while 57 per cent are baffled about the Mumbles in Swansea Bay.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, 38 per cent of adults don’t know Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a village situated in Anglesey in Wales.

More than a third of adults admit their geographical knowledge is so poor they have had to check on a globe or a map to see if a place was real or not – but by doing so, one in 10 then went on to book a holiday in that location.

Sadly one in 10 Brits were left red-faced after trying to book a holiday to somewhere that turned out to be a fictional destination.

But of those who do believe Lapland is a real place – 55 per cent would love to visit one day, the OnePoll study found.

The spokesman for TUI added:

The study indicates many people are unsure about which places are real and which are not – and we tend to get so absorbed in fantasy worlds such as Harry Potter and Batman, it’s no wonder we can get confused about whether they exist in reality.

The great thing about Lapland is it’s absolutely real and the magic is truly spectacular.

There is so much to do as well as visiting the main man himself; it is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights and TUI offers many activities including snowmobile rides and the scenery is incredible.

TUI offers day trips and three night breaks to a variety of areas in Lapland including new gateway Kussamo where, once you’ve been given your thermals, you can experience huskies and reindeers whilst finishing the trip with a visit to Father Christmas and a traditional Christmas dinner.

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