The following badly edited paragraph from an article at Telegraph.co.uk raises some serious questions about what my iPhone is doing when I’m not looking:
Blackberries, iPods, mobile phones, plams TVs, navigation systems, and air defence missiles all use a sprinkling of rare earth metals. They are used to filter viruses and bacteria from water, and cleaning up Sarin gas and VX nerve agents.
It also raises other questions, like “what’s a plams TV?” and “did anyone even read that last sentence before publishing this article?”
Oh yeah, and there’s some other stuff about China hoarding the world’s supply of vitally important rare earth metals and leaving everyone else to fend for themselves, but if the article was researched with as much care as it was edited, it’s probably safe to assume it’s mostly wrong.