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Tea and Tickets

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DaleCooper

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A little while ago there was a discussion of the relative survivability of a paper ticket versus m-Ticket when soaked with coffee. Not being a coffee drinker I decided to carry out an experiment using tea instead.

The ticket was dunked in a mug of freshly brewed Aldi Red Label tea (with milk and sugar) for 30 seconds at a temperature of approx. 66°C, after removal it was dried with a piece of paper kitchen towel. The result is shown below, the damage on the right hand edge is from the forceps used to handle the ticket.

Anybody fancy trying this with a smartphone?
 

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Never having used a SOPDR before I am puzzled by the wording.
"Valid for one journey from Sandy to Peterborough".
It doesn't say anything about coming back
 

bnm

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Anybody fancy trying this with a smartphone?

My old Sony Xperia Z coped with over a minute in hot tea. No temperature recorded, but freshly brewed. I'm fairly confident my current Xperia Z2 would also survive such dunking with no ill effect.
 

cf111

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My Galaxy S5 has survived the tea test too - the cover for the charger has fallen off since so I'm not overly keen to try it again!
 

talldave

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The Galaxy S7 is tea proof, but I'd rather not prove it whilst it's so new!
 
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