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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Cell phones save a life


I'm sure you have heard of people using the back light on their cell phone as a temporary flashlight. I've even done it myself. That back light can be pretty bright.

This apparently happened to a group of surgeons in Argentina. It seems that they were in the middle of an appendix operation when the lights went out. For some reason the backup generators didn't kick in immediately like they were supposed to. So a family member gathered up the cell phones of people in the hallway outside of the operating room and used them to provide light for the surgeons. The surgeons were then able to continue the surgery with the light provided by the cell phones. Pretty amazing.

Via EnGadget and Rueters.

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