So why is that? Clearly folks in Seattle wouldn't be made clumsy by the fact that they're functioning at sea level, as opposed to walking around a mile high. They can't even blame their clumsiness on the legalization of marijuana, because in this case, they're on an even playing field with Denver.
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Maybe Seattle is clumsier than Denver because everyone is always holding a Starbucks cup in one hand and a phone in the other while listening to Nirvana's "Smells like Teen Spirit."
So I asked around. Here are some reasons suggested to me on Twitter:
—Soggy shoes due to rain. (
—Better beer. (
—Denser air. (
While cellphones may be at greater risk of ending up on the disabled list in Seattle, SquareTrade said phones everywhere are especially prone to injury during sporting events.
It says a survey through Google found that 1 in 3 Americans has dropped a phone during a game. That includes the entire New York Giants offense.
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SquareTrade was kind enough to break out the most common ways phones are damaged during sporting events:
—Dropped in the toilet: 18 percent.
—Dropped in beer: 13 percent.
—Hurled in anger or excitement: 12 percent ... plus Richard Sherman.