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Shakira learns the hard way not to wag blinged BlackBerries in front of hungry sea lions

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Shakira learns the hard way not to wag blinged BlackBerries in front of hungry sea lions
Smartphones are supposed to be our everyday little helpers and sometimes even lifesavers. Well, pop singer Shakira had a close encounter with a sea lion, which made her BlackBerry the culprit for a sea lion attack - you can't make this up.

The "Hips don't lie" performer was apparently on an adventure trip where you get to watch seals and sea lions, and "was complaining to my guide Andrew that I never get to see wild animals up close on adventurous trips", she said.

Shakira wanted to remedy this, and went down the rock to try and pet the mammals whispering cute words and trying to take pictures of them with her blinged girly BlackBerry. All of a sudden, one of the sea lions jumped out of the water, and got within a foot from her, huffing and puffing, and apparently trying to get her.

The singer's brother swooped in, and dragged her away from the animal, bruising them both on the rocks in the process. Apparently, she said, the animal thought she is dangling food in front of the sea lions and seals, mistaking the reflections on her BlackBerry for a fish, and then put it away, at which point the animal thought this aggression on their senses will not stand anymore, and tried to have a bite anyway.

As one of the comments on Shakira's Facebook post about the incident rightfully points out: "be careful, they don't know who you are!". "Now I'm off to see some penguins! I hope they are a bit more friendly!", was Shakira's final take on the matter.

source: Shakira (Facebook) via CrackBerry

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posted on 13 Feb 2012, 02:42 5

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5593; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


If she really tried to pet a sea lion, she is quite on the stupid side and should be glad all she suffered were some bruises. Sea lins are not domesticated animals, and wild ones are unpredictable at best.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 02:52 2

2. digicon (Posts: 114; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)


Well , Thank you ! Captain Obvious !

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 05:09 5

3. Netolic (Posts: 139; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I guess sealions are more android friendly. Or a bbm hater

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 09:18 2

4. Bigbluetundra (Posts: 45; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Having been reacted to very much the same as the sea lion almost every time I've tried to talk to a hot girl, I can only say the sea lion most likely had honorable intentions...

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 14:31

5. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


the sea lion was trying to tell her to upgrade to an iphone.. : )

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 14:37 2

6. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


what ever, that sea lion had an SGS2. It used 3d navigation to navigate the ice to take a bite out of her. :) Siri dont speak sea lion. :)

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 12:26 1

7. A.aoudi (Posts: 125; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)


she should thank the sea lion. At least it tried to make her realize that she is missing on some droids. Even animals like ANDROID

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