Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Make Phone Calls During the Hurricane

on Aug, 26 2011 2951 views

Want to know why cell networks got clogged and choked during the earthquake? A one minute phone call is 460,800% larger than a single text. So with our next natural disaster this week, use SMS. For everyone's sake.

Simple math: its 720 KB for a minute of calling, and 0.15625 KB for a text.

MAJOR CAVEAT: if you're experiencing an emergency, absolutely use a telephone to get in touch with the appropriate authorities. But those "omg can you believe it's raining?" thoughts floating in your head? Try transcribing them instead of talking them out.



Pilot's Announcement

In a commercial flight, the captain announces that there is
turbulence and that the passengers should buckle their
seatbelts. After the announcement, he turns to his co-pilot and
says, "I sure could use a nice cup of coffee and a blow-job
right about now," not realizing that the intercom is still on.

A stewardess dashes up the aisle to tell him that the intercom
was on. Just before she reaches the doorway, a guy in back
yells, "Hey babe, don't forget the coffee!"