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#1 +Frank B.

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 18:02

Canadian's phone 'scares off' polar bear attacker
 

A Canadian reportedly had a lucky escape as a polar bear mauling him was apparently scared off by the light from the man's mobile phone.

 

The man pulled out the handset as the bear pounced on him in the coastal town of Churchill, Manitoba province.

The device's light startled the animal allowing him to flee, reports CTV News.

 

Churchill is dubbed the "polar bear capital of the world" because of the large numbers of the animals that pass through during autumn migration.

 

Mike Spence, who is mayor of the town, said the unnamed man was walking home on Saturday when the bear attacked, scratching his shirt and biting him on the back.

 

Conservation officials confirmed a polar bear attack on Saturday and said the animal was captured the same day.

The bear was taken to the agency's polar bear holding facility.

 

The last person to be killed by a polar bear in Churchill was in the 1980s, according to the mayor.

 

Source: BBC News




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Posted 10 September 2013 - 15:57

Just another reason to carry a phone with you. 



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 23:25

If the phone had one of those loud, obnoxious heavy metal, Rap, or hillbilly country ringtones, it would scare me off too.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 23:28

If the phone had one of those loud, obnoxious heavy metal, Rap, or hillbilly country ringtones, it would scare me off too.

Hell, the Samsung whistle or T-Mobile jingle is enough to make me rage. :rofl:



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 23:35

Canadian's phone 'scares off' polar bear attacker
 

The bear was taken to the agency's polar bear holding facility.

Where it was treated for confusion and stress due to a human making sounds like an iPhone :p

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 23:42

Hell, the Samsung whistle or T-Mobile jingle is enough to make me rage. :rofl:

 

I was on a train a few months back, there was the typical businessman on the seat behind me talking non-stop for an hour on his iPhone, when he finally hung up, I heard him get a text, as soon as I knew his SMS tone was the default 'Tritone', I started playing it from my phone, every single time he'd say "Ooh!" and fish for his phone out of his pocket. As soon as he put the phone back, I'd play the sound again and he'd repeat the process. I did this around 20 times in a row and he fell for it every time.   :shiftyninja:



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 23:42

+++++++++Breaking news++++++++++

Animal rights protesters call for a complete ban on mobiles in Manitoba province citing recent acts of cruelty to a Polar bear by a drunken reveler.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 00:26

If the phone had one of those loud, obnoxious heavy metal, Rap, or hillbilly country ringtones, it would scare me off too.

 

Now I remember why I have that obnoxious heavy metal/hillbilly country ringtone. :p





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