(Neatorama) Kevin Whitney is a farmer in Chickasa, Oklahoma. One day last October, he leaned over a grain elevator while inspecting its interior. His cell phone fell out of his shirt pocket and into a silo containing 280,000 bushels of grain.

Whitney assumed that it was lost. But it wasn’t. The phone was going on a long journey down the Arkansas and then Mississippi Rivers until it arrived at a depot in Convent, Louisiana. Then it was loaded onto a ship that passed through the Panama Canal until it arrived in northern Japan.

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