I've never even heard of "The Cutting Edge".... anyway here's a clip!
Rice pairs well with so many things: A Panda Express bowl, a wedding (no,birds won’t explode),cilantro stems. What it doesn’t mix with is your soggy smartphone, even though you’ve probably had it beaten into you that the first thing you want to do when you accidentally soak your device is to drop it in a big ol’ bowl of uncooked rice.
As it turns out, the rice does nothing. It’s correlation,not causation. But plenty of people put their soaked devices in rice, let it sit for a day, and praise the dark gods for saving them hundreds of dollars when they find that their device magically works again. The rice!The rice!
A brand-new blog over ati Fixit busts everyone’s balloons about this common disaster-saving trick. In it, “water damage and microsoldering expert” Jessa Jones (best title ever) details why rice isn’t quite the end-all, be-all cure for your watery accidents:
“When we put a phone in rice, it is the same thing as doing nothing. It just FEELS like we’re actively trying something. Corrosion is instant when a phone hits water. Sometimes the corrosion hits important components, sometimes not. If we resist turning the phone on until it dries on the counter, in the rice bag, or anywhere else, sometimes we get lucky. If we had the phone in the rice bag, we think the rice saved the phone. But it didn’t! Even if the phone seems to be working, it will have oxidized solder joints that are weakened and brittle. Corrosion will continue to spread inside the phone. We have done nothing but experienced temporary luck.”
You know that face your dog makes, the one that’s a little bit quizzical, maybe a bit sad, a bit anticipatory, with the eyebrows slanted? Sometimes you think it says, “Don’t be sad. I can help.” Other times it quite clearly asks, “No salami for me?”
Scientists have not yet been able to translate the look, but they have given it a very serious label: “AU 101: inner eyebrow raise.”And a team of evolutionary psychologists and anatomists reported Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that dogs make this face more often and way more intensely than wolves. In fact dogs,but not wolves, have a specific muscle that helps raise those brows.