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This story ends with a worm crawling out of Bette Midler's iPhone

This story ends with a worm crawling out of Bette Midler's iPhone
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Bette Midler is famous for her popular movies and great singing voice, but now she's going to be known for something a little stranger, too. Earlier this week, she hopped on Twitter to let her 671,000 followers know that a worm crawled out of the headphone jack on her iPhone.

I'm not making this up. Midler initially posted that she dropped her phone in the toilet and then opted to try and fix it by sticking the phone in some rice. That might sound weird but it can actually work sometimes.

That's really gross, and you might be left wondering why she stuck the phone in rice in the first place. Surprisingly, it's a common trick people try after dropping phones in water.

The smartphone-in-rice trick can actually work if you've dropped you phone in the toilet or sink. Just remember, it works sometimes but is not 100% effective.

Following Midler's crisis, Wired also commented on the situation and handed out some advice of its own.

"The smartest option," Wired writes, "is to keep synthetic desiccants [like Silica Gel] on-hand. They are far less messy, and they work more quickly and efficiently than rice."

But, just in case you drop your phone in water and don't have the synthetic stuff handy, watch this video to learn how to save your phone with rice.

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