It’s Cool, Reese Witherspoon, Talking On Your Phone Next To A Gas Pump Is Totally Safe

March 15th, 2013 // 14 Comments

True story: The headline to this post started out as sarcastic until I checked to see if there really is a risk of cellphones causing explosions, and turns out it’s a myth. So now I look like an idiot while Reese Witherspoon looks mommishly hot in heels and jeans. But don’t worry, I brought a Plan B: OHMYGOD SHE’S PREGNANT!

(Your move, Daggerchin.)

Photos: ALMA/AKM-GSI

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  1. inkydink

    Reese Witherspoon has never looked hot. Not ever.

  2. The real pain in the ass is that all of the gas station around me actually BELIEVE the myth and put warning stickers next to the pumps. I’ve even seen gas station attendants tell people to hang up and put their phone away.

    Never mind that the Mythbusters took this one on too. They put cell phones in an ideal air-gas mixture for combustion, called the phones, and STILL couldn’t get anything to explode. But try telling that to the minimum wage dude supervising your gas pumping.

    • Right. Isn’t it due to static built up from the folks rubbing their butts against the car’s seats when the folks go and sit in the car and wait as the tank fills….. which apparently women do more than men.

      • TheListener

        If the person getting out of the car closes the door IMMEDIATELY after stepping out of the vehicle the static charge should be neutralized when he/she touches the metal door. THEN, if you touch the pump there should be no danger. I guess some people are too lazy to close the car door before touching the pump.

  3. Reese Witherspoon Pumping Gas On Cell Phone
    Da Hib
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    white kim kardashian?

  4. Reese Witherspoon Pumping Gas On Cell Phone
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    Actually, this is completely and totally safe. Seriously. There is ZERO chance of that cell phone causing any type of fire. Why? There are no moving parts in that phone. There is no “Switch” that goes of and sends a spark like an ignition in a car or a light switch.

    BTW, that whole “Your cell phone can cause a spark and start a fire by the gas pump” was started by an imbecilic female reporter who said (without any research whatsoever) that if you were on your phone by a gas pump, “There could be a chance you could cause a spark that would start a fire”. Keep in mind, this on-air “reveal” was done back when cell phones were those big-ass flip phones that only called people. No texting no nothing.

    Trust me, if there was a chance that your cell phone could start a fire at a gas pump, it would have happened. Show one story in the past 20 years from anywhere on this PLANET where someone has started a fire at a gas pump via chatting on there cell phone.

    Signed,
    A Nerd

  5. DaGut

    She looks hot, true enough.
    But then there’s that lisp or whatever it is.
    Puts ice water on the hot right there.
    Oh well.

  6. mustasheride

    I didn’t thing people actually believed in the cellphone igniting a gas pump myth any more….not only was it “mythbusted” years ago, you had to be full blown retard into thinking somehow some way a fucking cellphone could do anything like that.

  7. Sitin

    This is a Blonde joke, Right? Ok, what’s the punch line?

  8. Reese Witherspoon Pumping Gas On Cell Phone
    Mama Pinkus
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    are the shoes some kind of joke? they look ridiculous

  9. Reagan

    I’ve seen two different news stories of people catching fire talking on their phones. In Colorado we know the myth busters didn’t test all of the variables. The air is super dry and full of static electricity here.

  10. ace11

    Didn’t this chick sleep with Jake Gyllenhaal??

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