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Killer Phone Calls
Here's a new penis-melting-zionist-robot-comb-type rumor that's spreading through Africa. Agence France Presse is reporting that many mobile-phone users in Nigeria are terrified that if they receive a phone call from one of two numbers, either 0802 311 1999 or 0802 222 5999, it will cause them instant death. A spokesman for the Nigerian mobile-phone company is trying to squash the rumor by assuring people that, "from an engineering point of view, it is absolutely impracticable, and there is no such record whatsoever anywhere in the world, that anyone has died or can die from merely receiving or making a phone call." The AFP reporter braved death and actually called both numbers but was unable to get through to anyone. Personally I think these Nigerians simply don't have the full story. They should know that the phone calls will only kill you if you receive them directly after watching a videotape of a creepy-looking long-haired girl crawling out of a well.

Update: Gizmodo has a copy of a top-secret internal memo from Nokia in which the company admits that it's phones really can cause instant death when calls from certain numbers are received. (yeah, I know it's a joke).
Categories: Mass Delusion, Technology
Posted by Alex on Tue Jul 20, 2004
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Or!: when you have been sending umpteen mails with schemes how you managed to take xxx amount of dollars with you from the Nigerian governement blablablabla. LOL
Posted by Chipo  in  eindhoven  on  Tue Jul 20, 2004  at  04:43 AM
It's true. I got a call and now I'm dead! But it's not too bad.
Posted by Peter  in  London  on  Tue Jul 20, 2004  at  02:35 PM
lol peter
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Tue Jul 20, 2004  at  04:25 PM
Well , The News is SPreading Like a Fire in Our city .. and every illetrate almost letrate person has switched off their cells....... lol my Grandpa warned if i dont switch my cell he will Break it .. WTF .... how can call kill ???? is there any ghost hiding that fingers our ear or what ? lol
Posted by Mustafa  in  Peshawar , Pakistan  on  Fri Apr 13, 2007  at  10:52 AM
YEA THAT CRAZY SHIT IS TRUE...UM....PPL IN THE U.S. ARE ALSO HAVING THAT..BUT ITS NOT IMPORTANT...CUZ ITS ASIAN PPL...WTF!!!! MY CUZ TOLD ME BOUT THAT I WAS SCARED...YEP BUT SUPPOSEDLY ITS COMING FROM OVER SEAS...LIKE THAI LAND OR LOAS...MAYB BUT IONO BOUT OVER THERE..
Posted by ANONYMOUS  on  Sat Jan 02, 2010  at  10:02 PM
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