No one's laughing at the ageing Nokia 301 owned by a man in Afghanistan any more, as the heavyweight not particularly smart phone appears to have stopped a bullet in its tracks and saved its owner from serious damage.
The picture comes from a man on Twitter. He seems like a sensible grow up, although he has an affiliation with Nokia and Microsoft and says he helped create the 301 a few years ago, so there's a chance it might not be a genuine thing and could be a stunt designed to boost Nokia sales in war-torn countries. Here's the pic:
A Nokia phone I worked on a few years ago saved the life of a man in Afghanistan last week. The embedded bullet.... pic.twitter.com/O2zBxadkDO
— peter skillman (@peterskillman) October 5, 2016
Given the sceptical nature of today's internet and world, the poster was questioned about his claims in subsequent messages, where he said it was handed to him by a co-worker and failed to find an actual source for the story, linking instead to something from 2012 about a Nokia X2 also taking a bullet. Hmm.