Buffalo, Swallowed Phones And Missed Calls

The Times of India surely delves deep to dig out some interesting stories.

Buffalo swallows phone, gets 7 missed calls

This buffalo must have been taken aback when it heard a mobile ringing in its tummy. But not as much as the callers. There were seven  missed calls!


Farmer Ishwar Totager lost his mobile near his cowshed on Monday. He suspects it must have fallen off his shirt pocket while he was cleaning the shed. The mobile was packed in a plastic pouch and the buffalo must have swallowed the pouch.

Totager forgot all about his phone. However, on Wednesday morning, he was surprised to find the pouch in the buffalo dung heap. The phone was not damaged as it had landed on the soft heap. What was more surprising was that the phone had recorded seven missed calls! No one knows what the callers heard. But the buffalo must have heard a ring every time a call was received. It must have wondered where the moo-sic was coming from.

The cell phone provider must be delighted – and probably now working on a campaign featuring the buffalo and harping on the provider’s coverage area – you can get our signal everywhere.

But I am a bit curious on why the Times of India is so concerned about the missed calls. Did it really expect the buffalo to take up the calls when the phone rang?

Posted by Manish on February 27, 2009 in In Deshwa,What the Fishwa?

1 comment

1 Anshu { 02.27.09 at 8:08 pm }

I wish some buffalo swallowed my cell phone too. The missed calls are bugging me. And so are the regular one ring missed call waale shaane.

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