Published On: Mon, Oct 24th, 2016

Spontaneous phone combustion


It has long been believed that human beings are able to spontaneously burst into flames and burn to smoldering ashes. This is called Spontaneous Human Combustion or SHC. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has given new life to this urban legend or myth surrounding SHC and turned it into a reality show of epic proportions on an international scale and with a billion dollar price tag hardly ever seen before. Samsung estimates the total costs for this total recall to be in the billions. This reality show supposedly even had an episode featuring a burnt out ambulance on St. Maarten. But that is a speculation made by another media site. This media house is just making fun of that with the cartoon displayed on our homepage and above on this page. But the recent rash of airlines such as Winair and Inselair banning this smartphone on their flights shows that this situation is no joke and certainly not a laughing matter to speculate about. Better be safe than sorry is the premise in these cases. Some may wonder what the fuss is all almost. What are the chances that a smartphone will cause a plane to go up in smoke? Frankly, we don’t want to know or find out. Apparently, Samsung doesn’t know either. Even the replacement versions the multinational company brought out can burst into flames. Twice! Now the company has halted production of this model permanently and is recalling all the units in the market. This will cost them 17 billion dollars according to Business Insider. So the advice is that if you have Samsung Galaxy Note 7, you should stop using it immediately and return it as soon as possible. But most importantly, don’t fly with it. It’s on the no-fly list in the airline sector.