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Bogged down: 50% of water-damaged phones ended up in the toilet
We have no idea if people are abusing the camera function on their mobile phones but a new survey has shown that nearly half of water damaged phones were dropped in the toilet.

We have no idea if people are abusing the camera function on their mobile phones but a startling new survey has shown that nearly half of water damaged phones were dropped in the toilet.

In fact, the toilet is overall the most common location for a mobile phone to be water damaged, with GoodMobilePhones.co.uk finding that 31% of UK citizens had damaged their phone through water.

Of that 31%, 73% were male, meaning that yes, they were probably photographing their efforts before flushing. Sorry to spell it out, but that's what we were all thinking, right?

In total, 47% of all water damage incidents were caused by a toilet trip, with spilt drink lagging behind at 21%.

"As somebody who has nearly dropped his phone into all manner of liquids, these results really make me thankful that this is something I haven’t done as yet," said Mark Owen, founder of the mobile phone price comparison site that ran the survey.

"I can’t imagine how galling it must be to retrieve a mobile phone from a toilet bowl, so my sympathies go out to anyone who has.'

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