It's the worst feeling when you lose your phone. Kevin Whitney knows this all too well. He dropped his iPhone into a bin of 280,000 pounds of grain while working.
He told KFOR in Oklahoma:
“I had it in my pocket and I bent over to work on a copper bottom door and it fell out of my pocket into my grain pit and went up the elevator. ... I thought I’ll never see that phone again."
But it's a small world after all. Nine months after his phone disappeared, he got a phone call from Japan asking if he lost a cellphone. Turns out a worker at a grain mill in Japan came across the phone. Once he contacted Whitney, he mailed the phone back to him.
The iPhone went on quite a journey. From the mill Whitney was at in Oklahoma, the phone made stops all along the Arkansas River, Mississippi River and stopped in Louisiana before making its way to Kashima, Japan, by ship.
“It’s crazy, I can’t believe it. What really shocked me about it all was what a small world it is. There a lot of a lot of meaningful pictures on it so we are real glad to get the phone back,” said Whitney.
If you ever find yourself without your phone, use Find My iPhone to locate a missing Apple gadget, use Android Device Manager for Androids, or, for when your phone is lost in your house, check out the Marco Polo app.