The Truth Behind the Syrian Cell Phone Charging StoryBrent Rose8/24/11 5:22pmFiled to: WarSyriaMacGyverPhonesHackBatteriesWaterrebelssyrianPbsnews hour30EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkEarlier this month PBS ran a story about an unorthodox method of phone charging that Syrian rebels were using. It sounded strange to us, so we tested it. It didn't hold water. Literally. So NewsHour followed up with the real story.