IPhone battery explodes in China after man bites it

IPhone battery explodes in China after man bites it

And when they do, there's always a theoretical chance that the battery will explode.

And no, this isn't a joke.

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The unidentified man went to an electronics store on 19 January for an iPhone battery replacement, Taiwan News reports. An old iPhone battery exploded in a man's mouth when he bit it to check if it was real.

A man at an electronics store in China made a decision to give a smartphone battery his own litmus test by biting it. Luckily, there's a video of such a case from China that resulted in the battery going up in flames.

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Video of the inadvisable act surfaced on Chinese social media over the weekend. No one was injured in the incidents, though a number of customers in the store were shocked and escaped from the place. Because his teeth likely caused a catastrophic rupture to the device's casing, it suddenly burst into a massive ball of fire which engulfed both he and his female companion. An authenticity check? He's in an electronics store, that alone ought to have been assured that he's not about to pay up for a bootleg iPhone battery. The shop doesn't appear to be an official Apple store, so some are assuming it was unlikely the iPhone was new. Still, it's unclear what the man was testing for. So proved a Chinese man this week, when he tried to test the authenticity of an iPhone he tried to purchase. Somehow, biting on a battery was justified, in his mind.

There are more than one way to feel like an Olympic victor and pose with a gold medal, but biting into your smartphone battery is definitely not one of them.

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