A man who accidentally dropped his phone in a lake in Taiwan has been reunited with it after almost a year. Better yet, the phone still works. Chen (whose name has not been given) had been paddle-boarding on Sun Moon Lake a year ago when he suffered from one amongst the worst things that might happen to the modern-day man his phone fell into the water, sinking to unreachable depths. This story incorporates a very happy plot twist, however, as Mr. Chen was contacted last week by a worker to let him know that the phone had been found covered in dry mud. BBC continues to report how Taiwan is currently experiencing the worst drought it has seen in roughly half a century. This has caused bodies of water like Sun Moon Lake to noticeably shrink, robbing the bottom of such a lot moisture in some areas that it has cracked (but on the other hand, these are the identical tragic circumstances that led to the odd, fortuitous discovery of Mr. Chen’s phone). Taiwanese authorities are giving more priority to the nation’s computer chip industry which contributes to powering an oversized portion of the world’s technology over other areas. One such area is agriculture, within which farmers are being forced to accommodate a halt on irrigation that has impacted roughly 183,000 acres of their land.
Mr. Chen credits his phone’s ability to still work with its waterproof cover.