Nigeria's authorities have been forced to reassure the public that a mobile phone number cannot kill, after rumours were spread by text messages.Viral text messages had warned that several people had died when they answered calls with the ID 09141.The regulatory body, the Nigerian Communications Commission, said this was "unimaginable" and "unscrupulous persons" were spreading fear.A BBC reporter was unable to get through to the number.'Gullible people'The text messages gave conflicting accounts of the number of people killed when they answered the call - some put the death toll at seven while others put it at 10."Technically, it is not possible for such a thing to happen. It is therefore unimaginable that somebody will die while receiving a call," commission spokesman Reuben Muoka said."It is only very gullible people that will believe such a rumour."Other messages that have caused panic in the past include claims that acid rain from seasonal dust storms can burn people alive, the AP news agency reports.Poor education and superstitious beliefs lead some Nigerians to take the messages seriously, correspondents say.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-14938984
lol, these people are under-educated and we are laughing at them because of it.This place is fun.
Yep, it damn well is. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go laugh at crippled people because they're immobile, and then annihilate an entire ethnicity for being subpar.
Quote from: Humanicide on September 19, 2011, 05:20:12 PMlol, these people are under-educated and we are laughing at them because of it.This place is fun.Nobody suggested westerners are any better. Do you know anything about the AIDS scares of the eighties and early nineties? Imagine how dumb someone has to be to need a soap series to inform them about a deadly disease their children might get. Stupidity doesn't discriminate and it's always lurking around the corner no matter how highly educated someone is.