Norweigan man gets stuck in a public toilet trying to save his friend's phone

Norweigan man gets stuck in a public toilet trying to save his friend's phone
How far would you go to retrieve a smartphone that fell into a toilet? 20-year old Cato Berntsen Larsen found out when he lowered himself into a public toilet to retrieve a handset dropped by a friend. As disgusting as that sounds, it was actually worse. Larsen ended up getting stuck inside the toilet, which is emptied only once a year. The crappy incident took place in Norway's Drammen municipality.

After the phone was dropped, it was determined that the heavily tattooed Larsen was the only one of the two men slim enough to fit inside the bowl. As you might imagine, the toilet was teeming with germs and bacteria.


Firemen had to demolish the toilet, which had been standing for roughly 20 years. At the ER, Larsen had his wounds cleaned and received antibiotics. He will live on although the phone won't. Larsen was unable to save it.


source: DrammensTidende (translated) via BBC

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49 Comments

1. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

What a s**tty day. Recovering that phone was always a crap shoot.

12. techlover2017

Posts: 65; Member since: Aug 22, 2016

Best friend ever.

25. Mfa901

Posts: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 2012

literally it was a s**tty day

26. combatmedic870

Posts: 986; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

One word for that guy and his tattoos. Hireable

2. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

There is about to be a lot of s**tty jokes

4. Tariq123

Posts: 186; Member since: May 15, 2016

Did he save the water damaged phone or not?

6. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

According to the report, no he hasn't , lol, all that trouble for nothing, and he also got himself into a very s**tty situation.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

The smartphone in question wasn't precised in this article. I think it was an iPhone, because iFans love Apple's devices beyond their own life!

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Can u ever get over with trolling??? Its irritating to read stupid jokes about iphone users. Accept openly if u hate them so much...

24. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

It's funny if it is really an iphone..because I won't understand why some people willing to face all the s**t just to save a s**tty phone.. SMH

36. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yeah that's correct, but obviously everyone cannot afford another phone after the previous one gets whacked. So people would try their best to save their phone, especially when its filled up with important data. And the phone isn't necessarily an iphone; Trojan horse idiotically trolled about iphone users so I had to comment on his stupidity.

30. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, to be perfectly honest, I simply do not read about people doing stupid things for their Android, Windows, or Blackberry phones. Maybe because it simply doesn't get the media's attention.... but it seems that people always get themselves into trouble trying to save their iPhones, or at the very least, those are the stories that we keep remembering when we hear about something like this. http://nypost.com/2014/04/03/teen-girl-gets-stuck-in-storm-drain-trying-to-retrieve-her-phone/

31. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Thanks, Scottie! These Apple hotheads label "troll" on all those who say something negative about Apple. There's a survey which proved that over 50% of iFans would risk their lives and enter a burning building just to save their iPhones! http://www.techdigest.tv/2015/06/over-half-of-iphone-owners-would-risk-their-life-to-save-mobile-phone-from-burning-building.html But these Apple fans keep attacking me whenever I mention something negative about their beloved company, even though what I say is based on true facts! SMH

32. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

A) That source isn't credible B) Your premise is flawed. The fact is, the iPhone simply gets more attention for being what it is. No one cares about the Galaxy Grand Primo or whatever...... C) I can do the exact same thing. The average IQ and salary of the Android demographic is SIGNIFICANTLY lower than the iOS demographic. There are countless studies showing that. So, by your own logic, I have a right to call you stupid and/or poor right? Because that wouldn't be trolling to you would it? What sheer arrogant nonsense.........

33. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

A sensible reply kiko. And here I am replying to all the people above, in the replies down below.

37. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

What's the point of bringing up salaries? Whatever people do to for a living, that's what fate has destined for them. No one has control over their own destiny. Apple consumers are wealthier than Android consumers, yes - the majority of iPhone sales are in the US and Canada, which are highly developed and wealthy countries. Besides, we're talking about tech, no need to bring up wealth (just like how you love to brag about Apple's profits). Here's a real-world survey of Apple fans' IQ:http://www.techtimes.com/articles/74365/20150807/apple-fans-think-android-running-on-an-iphone-is-ios-9-gave-it-rave-reviews-video.htm A fake iPhone running the Android OS was used to succesfuly decieve Apple fans into thinking it was a real iPhone running iOS 9!! Some of the iFans comments on the fake iPhone was: "It looks a little easier, once again". "Apple is always better". "All in all, it does really look better" Your believed survey of Apple users having superior IQ than Android users is of no credibility too. SMH

38. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's not the point! The point is you are, in fact, trolling by making comments like the one you did. And yes, Apple users have a higher IQ as a whole. Like you said, the places where the iPhone is popular are places with higher salaries, usually meaning higher education levels, meaning higher IQs. Besides, surveys require "Sample sizes" to be truly indicative of the populace. There would have to be a pool of at least 50k participants to even be relevant. Just.Stop.Trolling. You can't win here, the evidence I have trumps what you have.

39. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

SMH you're now diverting to what isn't on point. I made a comment on iFans liking Apple's devices beyond their own lives based on that survey I linked. You said Apple users have a greater IQ overall than Android users because of the better education. That's terrible deflecting. We're talking about tech. I mentioned the fake iPhone survey because it's tech-related. Saying Apple users have better IQ overall means you're aggregating other feats (science, arts, etc) which aren't related to tech!!! That's a retarded and off-topic deflection. In consumer tech IQ, Apple users IQ is inferiour to Android users, and that's the IQ feat which matters on this discussion topic! It doesn't take high education to know that. In another article, You thanked Samsung for it's "donations" to it's competitors. I responded by saying Samsung is a component vendor, and is more than just a smartphone OEM You kept silent. Why? Because I disproved your "trolling" on Samsung. Or will you say you weren't sort of trolling Samsung? SMH

40. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Ummmmm......I hate to tell you this, but you clearly don't understand the term "deflecting". I'm not arguing anything with you and I have nothing that you can disprove. Therefore, I'm not deflecting..... but you are.....quite obviously might I add. "That's a retarded and off-topic deflection. In consumer tech IQ, Apple users IQ is inferiour to Android users, and that's the IQ feat which matters on this discussion topic! It doesn't take high education to know that." Yeah, they don't separate IQ sectors that way bro. IPhone users have higher IQs...... period. There's no denying it with nonsense (consumer IQ......lmfao). I'm astonished you could even spout such crap and expect me to take it at face value. And I kept silent because what you said was right......but they're still gonna be shafting their own product by selling it to other people. You don't see Apple doing that do you?

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Kiko...trojan horse is the new site uber troll. He does the classic troll move, troll an article, then when he's called out about it, play the victim. We see it everyday dude. He made the comment specifically to get it started in the comments section, then say Apple users are just mad he made a negative comment. Trolling 101 bro. I'm done responding to him, why continue feeding the troll?

43. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I enjoy confrontation....... it's something I've picked up from work I guess. Can't help it now.........

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I can dig it.

47. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Apple is not a component vendor like Samsung is. Aggregating the overall IQ of iOS users versus Android's in this topic is kinda unfair, because Android carters to different social classes, that's why there are low-end Android smartphones. Apple carters to the high social class alone, that's why Apple sells only high-end iPhones. Hence, the places where the iPhone excels in sales are in developed and wealthy countries. I know they don't seperate IQ that way, yet I did technically seperate it in order to focus on a specific IQ feat, as the overall IQ is too diverse to be relevant in the topic at hand. Overall IQ would include African Android users too! Comparing IQ levels of iOS and Android users in the US or Canada alone - that's a fair comparision! I bet the IQ level of Both iFans and Fandroids in the US is a tie. But in consumer tech IQ, Fandroids' IQ feats are superior! Rooting, flashing, custom ROMs and Kernels is too common with us. iFans in general have weaker feats in smartphones compared to Fandroids.

48. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Plz shut the hell up man.....u have proved urself enough of a troll. No use proving otherwise now!

34. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Trojan you act like a troll by just posting stupid things only targeted towards iPhone users. Proof? U didn't even know that the phone dropped was an iphone or not. But u still could not get away without making a fuzzy and idiotic joke about how iphone users are stupid enough to save their phones. If that's stupidity, I wonder u would accidently throw a 1000 dollars into the trash and not care to pick it up only to be called clever (in ur sense). So this is called trolling, and u need to stop irritating people with it. Also quote a credible source for anything. And don't troll first, then tell oh this isn't trolling; there's actually a reason behind it.......The hell ur reason!

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right! The phone wasn't precised, but he thinks it was an iphone. Mmmmmmk.

45. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Good to see you and kiko together. Unity is key to success against some trojan malware......

46. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Malware? LMAO

16. akkel1

Posts: 14; Member since: Oct 25, 2014

Yes he saved the phone! Saw it in a interview.

5. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Bwahaha

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