Inert Concrete Pad Predictably Defeats Glass Ball of iPhones


In 2012, employees at Foxconn, the largest contracted electronics manufacturer in the world, planned a protest of their working conditions. To attract attention to their cause, 150 men and women ascended to the roof of their three-story factory, where they stayed for two days, threatening to jump if their demands were not met. It would have been a massive tragedy and injustice had the protestors not been dissuaded, but hardly a novel one: the suicidal employees of Foxconn are so numerous they have a dedicated Wikipedia page.

“We were put to work without any training, and paid piecemeal,” said one of the protesting workers, who asked not to be named. “The assembly line ran very fast and after just one morning we all had blisters and the skin on our hand was black. The factory was also really choked with dust and no one could bear it,” he said.

The factory, according to then-CEO of Apple Steve Jobs, was “pretty nice”. Earlier this year, Apple had as much as $215B in cash reserves, mostly overseas.

Which brings us to this glass ball, 14 iPhones and a bunch of glue. The guy behind the video says he’s dropping the payload from about 100 feet.

If you ask us, though, it looks like it’s only about 3 stories.