Can You Access Emergency Services by Pressing an iPhone’s Lock Button Five Times?
  • 29 November 2017
Users of the iPhones running iOS 11 can make use of the feature but should...
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Telling Siri to ‘Charge My Phone to 100%’ Summons Police
  • 26 December 2016
Siri can do a lot of things, but she won't summon police surreptitiously in response...
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Will Landlines Eventually Dial 911 or Emergency Services if Left Off the Hook?
  • 12 December 2016
Long-circulating rumors hold that phones left off the hook will eventually dial emergency services to...
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Hit the Floor! Legend: The apocryphal tale of the black celebrity, an elevator, and a frightened woman.
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Response Time Rumor: A man who couldn't motivate police to respond to a break-in on his property...
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The Jogger’s Billfold Did a jogger unwittingly commit a theft?
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The Stolen Biscuits
  • 9 February 1999
A long-circulating tale of biscuit banditry.
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Stolen Watch Did a professor unwittingly commit a theft?
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The Biscuit Bullet A woman sitting in a car thinks she's been shot when a canister of biscuit...
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Tomato Dials 911 A 911 call was initiated by a tomato.
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Dying Phones Call 911 Some cordless phones call 911 by themselves when their batteries run low.
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Gun-Toting Grannies
  • 13 February 2020
Did an old lady pull a gun on men she found sitting in her car?
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