A Miracle...Rice Saves the Day

The main definition of a miracle according to my computer's dictionary is, "a surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore considered to be the work of a divine agency." Perhaps, with this definition, I should say this week's rice miracle wasn't really a miracle. There is explanation. However, the second definition listed is, "a highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment that brings very welcome consequences. " I like the very welcome consequences part, so I think it's okay to stick with the word miracle. Do I have you wondering what rice and miracle are doing in the same sentence yet? (BTW, I was going for The Onion type of post title with this one).

I'll leave you in suspense no longer. Rice saved Josh's iPhone this week. Josh dropped his iPhone in water earlier this week. I was at work and I got an email that his phone would might be "out of commission." I emailed back saying RICE! I had read an article awhile ago (I can't remember the source - probably some blog I follow) saying how rice will save a phone from water damage. Josh also remembered this trick from an article last week. We are geeks, okay. Anyway, he was at school and I was at work. Upon our return home, we investigated the phone. There was moisture in the lens and it definitely wasn't turning on.

We started to plan for what to do? Buy a new iPhone 4? Get an older phone? Hmm. Tough call and bad timing. We decided to hold off for the night and try this rice trick. Apparently, the rice is dry and draws out the moisture from the phone. So we submerged the phone in rice overnight and waited.

The next morning during my break I got a text message from Josh...his phone was alive! A miracle - one with an explanation (something scientific), but one with that brought welcome consequences.

Here's a photo of Josh using his phone just a week ago...

Time Out - Josh Calls Home