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Killer Cell Phone Number in Nigeria?

(LAGOS, Nigeria) — Nigeria’s government is assuring people in Africa’s most populous nation: a phone call can’t kill you. A text message has spread across the oil-rich country in recent days, warning that people will die if they answer mobile phone calls from 09141. The widespread fear forced the Nigerian Communications Commission to issue a statement Wednesday saying it is “unimaginable that somebody will die while receiving a call.” Commission spokesman Reuben Muoka says: “It is only very gullible people that will believe such a rumor.” Text message panics in Nigeria have included rumors of bombings and rumors that acid rain from seasonal dust storms can burn people alive. The campaigns are aided by poor education and lack of faith in the government. A call to the number Thursday resulted in no fatalities.


Glad the Nigerian government addressed this one because I don’t think those people could handle one more thing that could kill them.  What a relief that cell phones are off the list.  Things that can still kill you in Nigeria are: mosquitoes, lions, food, lack of food, ground water, rebels, sex, rhinos, crocodiles, heat strokes, flash floods, lack of ground water, and the government.


PS: Even though the government says that this cell phone number won’t kill you, there is no chance in hell that I would answer it or even listen to the voicemail.  I am still holding my breath when driving past a grave yard and I will NEVER eat pop rocks with a coke.


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  1. michaela
    September 16, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    hahaha I’m never eating pop rocks with pop either

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