What's The Weirdest Way You Broke Your Phone?

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I can’t be the only one in the mood for some phone-smashing stories.

Once in college my friend had a few too many, and his phone slipped from his hands and suffered an untimely death. Many of us have been there. But he decided to turn the unfortunate incident into a piece of performance art, and started throwing the phone at a brick wall—repeatedly—while decrying the encroachment of technology into our lives. Eventually the phone fairly exploded into a shower of metal and plastic parts. He was sorry the next day, but Phone vs. Wall has become somewhat of a legendary incident amongst my friends.

Talking about Apple’s new iPhone colors in Gizmodo chat, it was revealed that several of had suffered shattered screens from the hubris of carrying our phones around unprotected by a case. This is not, perhaps, the strangest way to break a phone—some might call it a foregone conclusion—but what the hell is the point of space gray or rose gold in the first place if you’re going to encase the thing in silicon?

What’s the most bizarre loss of phone you’ve suffered or witnessed? Or have you ever just had enough of the object, and committed to its willful destruction?

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Brain fart.

Had the dog toy in the left hand, phone in the right. I just threw it man. I threw it so fucking far and hard.

You know that feeling you get when you know you’re doing something improperly, but you proceed anyway? It’s not like I mistook the phone for the toy. I looked at it. I processed the fact that I was throwing it, while I was doing it. And for some reason, I didn’t come to the conclusion that it was the wrong thing to do until a solid 12 seconds after the deed had been done.

Oh, and now my dog gets really excited and starts barking every time I pick up my phone. Fuck me, right?