There is a real travesty, and subsequent tragedy that continues to spread at lightning speed thanks to the miracle and curse that is, Google, or more broadly, the Internet. The subject of this post is RICE, and I don't mean the acronym for care of a sprained ankle (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). No, I'm referring to rice, the grain...the FOOD.
Drop your phone in water and then ask your family, friends, and co-workers what you should do. Odds are, you're going to hear, "Put it in rice", or comments like, "I know someone who put their wet phone in rice for 3 days and it worked fine afterword".
Why is that?
I asked Google what to do with my wet phone, and this is a sample of what the all knowing (not really) Google sent back to me...
So what's a desiccant? Well, according to Google :) ..."a desiccant is a hygroscopic substance that induces or sustains a state of dryness (desiccation) in its vicinity. Commonly encountered pre-packaged desiccants are solids that adsorb water."
So there you have it, the reason why people put wet things they hope to save in rice.