Man in Japan finds and returns iPhone lost by farmer in OklahomaBy Mason White 11:24 AM July 10, 2014
|Kevin Whitney standing near the silo|
By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A man of Oklahoma, was reunited with his iPhone, which traveled to many places and landed in Japan.
When farmer Kevin Whitney dropped his iPhone in a silo, he thought he would never see it again, but nine months later, the phone was returned after traveling to Japan and back.
Whitney explained that he had it in his shirt pocket and when he leaned into an industrial hopper the phone fell into a bucket full of 280,000 pounds of grain.
The grain was shipped out and began an international tour. The grain was driven by truck from Oklahoma to another center grain facility.
The grain along with the iPhone traveled beside the Arkansas River. From there, it sailed down the Mississippi River by a barge to Louisiana, before it made its way to Japan by ship.
A few days ago, Whitney received a call from a worker at a grain mill in Japan, who found the phone. The man mailed the phone back to Louisiana, and it finally made its way back to Oklahoma.
Whitney said that he had a lot of very special family photos in his phone, such as his dance with his daughter at her wedding. Whitney is very happy to have his phone back.