Nine months ago, Oklahoma farmer Kevin Whitney lost his iPhone after it fell out of his pocket and into a grain elevator. The trouble was that the phone was then dropped into a pit filled with 280,000 pounds of grain, Business Insider reports. Whitney definitely did not expect to see his phone again, since it was like recovering a needle in a
The grain shipment carried Whitney’s phone through both the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers and ended up in Lousiana. There, the grain boarded a cargo ship and traveled along the Panama Canal and traversed the Pacific Ocean. The grain shipment, along with Whitney’s phone, finally settled in Kashima, Japan.
There, a factory worker at a Japanese grain mill found it and gave Whitney a call telling him his phone had been discovered. The nice man from Japan even mailed it back to Whitney.
Needless to say, Whitney was excite.