Worm crawls out of Bette Midler's iPhone

Worm crawls out of Bette Midler's iPhone
The iPhone belonging to Broadway and film star Bette Midler has had a couple of rough days. According to a tweet she sent out this morning, the Divine Miss M found a worm escaping out of the earphone jack of her handset. This all started with a tweet she sent out on Wednesday saying "World gone mad. AND I dropped my phone in the toilet AGAIN!! I should own stock in Carolina Rice."

Midler apparently didn't read our story about TekDry and DryBox. The pair run kiosks inside malls that will dry your phone in minutes and do it the right way by applying low heat and vacuuming out the liquid. Instead, the star apparently decided to use rice to draw the water out of her iPhone. According to both firms, using rice is no better than leaving your phone out to dry on a table.

One of the problems with using rice is that it gets stuck in crevices and openings of the phone. As Midler later tweeted, "Grains of rice stuck in phone. This may end my @twitter career." She followed that tweet up with one that said, "Newest on iPhone saga: so I stuck it overnight in this rice I bought and next morning a tiny worm crawled out of the headphone opening!"

So where did the worm come from? The logical answer would be that it was inside the box of rice used by Midler to dry her handset. But reading that the 69-year old has a habit of depositing her iPhone in the toilet, we might suggest that she read our recent story on waterproof cases for Apple's smartphone.

source: @BetteMidler via BusinessInsider



1. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the worm came from her ears..i think..

12. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

even the worm inside Apple got fed up of her singing

19. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009



Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

No, it's an iPhone virus :P

18. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

maybe she thought an old rotted apple she had was an iphone, it has apple in the name after all.

2. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011


3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31083; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

She'd better check that box of rice. This could become a health issue.

7. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Probably a meal worm but nonetheless she should check it out.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31083; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Crazy occurrence bro.

15. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

nothing crazy. there are worms and crap in all of that stuff. take a thing of instant oatmeal. pour some water in it. let sit for a week or two.

4. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

Just a new feature of the iphone. It just missed its chance to dig itself into your brain.

5. Deaconclgi

Posts: 405; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

She doesn't have a real iPhone....she has an IPhone and that explains it all. /s

6. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Poor thing was probably cramped in there.

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

So, Sony is packing up and leaving Canada right behind Target.

10. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

No surprise that someone old and obscure uses something also old and obscure. .

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014


14. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

Guess the iPhone has not been the wind beneath her wings.

16. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

she apparently confused maggots for rice. And why don't rich people like her have a backup phone? Im poor and I got one.

17. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

don't buy stock in a rice company, buy stock in a rubbing alcohol company.

20. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

This is not news worthy, just saying.

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