Maybe Don't Do That: Video Of A Replacement iPhone Battery Exploding After A Guy Bites It

January 23, 2018

This is some security cam footage from an electronics store in China of a man biting a replacement iPhone battery, and it exploding VERY shortly afterwards. Why the hell did he bite it? Presumably for the same reason my dog bites things -- she's hungry and willing to take a chance.

Apple Insider speculates that the man was testing the authenticity of the battery, though it's not clear how you could tell a knock-off Apple product from a real one by biting it.

As Taiwan News suggests, it's common for people to test the authenticity of gold by biting it, but iPhone batteries are not made of pure gold.

Ahahahahhaha -- I'd like to meet the person who can actually identify a real iPhone battery versus a fake one just by biting it. And that is a blind taste-test I would like to see televised. Man, the toxic fumes could not have been good for those people. No word if they're all Decepticons now, but I did just text Optimus Prime to find out.

Keep going for the whole video in case you were curious about the aftermath (SPOILER: it's uneventful).

Thanks to hairless, who may or may not have gotten that way in a similar incident.

  • shashi

    So close for a Darwin award. Better luck net time

  • Bling Nye

    Jeeze, that poor lady looks like she got the brunt of it, full on in the face... and she just slowly (blindly?) shuffles out... doesn't even look like anyone tries to see if she's ok. Not sure if she's dazed, or was with the guy and that's the slow walk of "well he's a fucking idiot and I should've known better, so somehow this is on me..."

  • PUNX

    I am guessing that is how you tell its a fake. The ringing in your ears and loss of teeth and taste

  • asdfadfs

    so they make me throw an ounces of water before getting on a plane but I could easily bring a couple dozen of these. wtf. stupid fake security solely for the purpose of being inconvenient. It's like when they started adding bitterness flavoring to certain medicines to convince customers they were good.

  • asdfadfs

    to be fair, now that I know what can happen with certain brands, I wouldn't be willing to put one of those in my pocket without checking it's safety either.

    maybe more people should bite batteries, not less?
    (well, not literally bite...gently squeeze with some pliers maybe)

  • TheQiwiMan
  • Doog

    Note To Self: Don't bite replacement iPhone batteries. Wait no. Don't bite batteries. Period.

    Oh wait, I (and every other person on planet Earth) already knew that...

  • Bling Nye

    LICK them, don't bite them. Big difference.

  • Jan Bergström

    I used to lick 9v battery and feel the slight buzz.

  • Geekologie

    I did the same with a car battery (I have a tongue like Venom)

  • Doog

    Did you survive?

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