Man Rushed To Hospital After His Droid Phone Explodes In His Ear


Well, it looks like there may be one more thing that “Droid does” and that would be “exploding against your ear.” I guess giving people brain tumors over the years is just too slow for our modern day technology. A Texas man was rushed to the hospital after his smart phone decided to end his phone call in a decidedly unusual way. As the man looks into legal action, experts will be seeking to see if the explosion was a manufacturer’s error or user caused. A third possibility is that the man is secretly a member of the Impossible Missions Force and didn’t put the phone down before his message self-destructed.

From ABC Action News:

“Aron Embry said he was making a call on his new Motorola Droid 2 phone when he heard a loud pop, then his ear started bleeding.

Embry told, ‘I heard a pop. I didn’t feel any pain initially. I pulled the phone down. I felt something dripping. I realized that it probably was blood. I went into the house and as I got into the bathroom and once I got to the mirror and saw it, it was only then I kinda looked at my phone and noticed the screen had appeared to burst outward.’

The 30-year-old getting stitches but doctors said he didn’t suffer any damage to his hearing.”

Wow, this really is a terrible story for everyone. Everyone except iPhone sellers that is. Having part of your ear blown off has got to make a guy long for those quaint dropped calls.

Check out the video report from ABC below. Be warned that it does include an image with a fair amount of blood in it. Nothing outside of a PG rating, but unpleasant nonetheless.


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