When an Atlanta teenager girl dropped her cell phone down her apartment building's trash chute, she did the most logical thing in the situation — she dove in after it. And got stuck. Luckily, she was rescued by firefighters and treated only for a couple minor scratches. Most importantly, she got her phone back.
Readers on Kathie Lee and Hoda's Facebook page shared the weirdest place they've lost a phone. "Some we can't even discuss because it's so disgusting," said Hoda Wednesday morning, but here are a couple that made the cut:
"My iPhone got spilled out of a bag in Smith Lake & my husband went scuba diving with only a garden hose to retrieve it, but no luck!!" - Cyndi Tidwell, Alabama
"I know someone who dropped theirs in a port-o-potty and fished it out." - Meredith Brown, Kansas
"A hot bucket of tar." - Christi Gideon, Missouri.
"I left mine at the Creation Museum in the planetarium (fell out of my pocket while I was reclining in the seat)." - Tina Marie Miller, Demerath, Indiana.
"I left my phone on top of my Jeep one day. I got all the way home and realized my phone was missing. I went back to where I lost it, and walked to miles up and down the road....I finally found it though, so that day was a success!" - Cassie Mathis, Tennesseee.
"A wood-burning stove. It was charred, didn't make calls, but I was able to retrieve the numbers!" - Karen Ansbro Leone, New Jersey.
"Dropped in a toilet." - Everybody, Everywhere.
In fact, "toilet" was the most popular answer by far. You guys! Don't you know Kathie Lee's bowl of rice trick? OK, probably wouldn't help much with the wood-burning stove.
Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor. She wears her cell phone handcuffed to her wrist like a spy.