US farmer reunited with lost iPhone found in Japan

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A US farmer from Oklahoma got a nice surprise in May when he received a call informing him that the iPhone which he lost in October last year was found ... all the way in Japan, 

This incredible turn of events started when Mr Kevin Whitney lost his phone after it fell out of his pocket as he was bending down.

It fell into grain that was heading to a grain elevator, so you can't blame him for thinking he would never see his phone ever again.

Well, he was almost proven right, if not for some Japanese farmers.

His phone travelled with the grain shipment down the Mississippi River, through the Panama Canal and across the Pacific Ocean, where some mill workers in Kashima, Japan found it among a shipment of 2 million bushels of grain.

They then sent the phone back to the company that shipped the grain from Louisiana, US, which then tracked it down to Mr Whitney.

“It’s crazy. I can’t believe it,” Whitney told Oklahoma City TV broadcaster KFOR. "There are a lot of meaningful pictures on it, so we are real glad to get the phone back," he added.

Source: Reuters

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