Why iPhone users shouldn't say 108 to Siri
Pranksters have been urging iPhone users to say 108 to Siri.
Pranksters on the internet have been advising iPhone users to load up Siri and say "108", but it's wise not to do so!
Rather than the usual Siri questions that get the 'intelligent assistant' on Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches to sing a song or read out a poem, the latest joke actually triggers a phone call to emergency services.
108 is equivalent to 999 in India, so the voice-controlled personal assistant recognises it as an emergency call and puts you through to services in your area.
Pranks are usually pretty harmless, but in this case you'd be wasting time and resources for the emergency services. Which is not so smart.
Anyone caught wasting the emergency services' time could get into trouble.
Others went even further and suggested you "close your eyes for five seconds".
That's because Siri gives you that long to change your mind so if you can't see, you're connected before you realise.
Some users are trying to stop it happening too.
In England and Wales a person who uses a public electronic communications network in order to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety, may also be issued with a fixed penalty notice for disorder of £80.
So, instead of causing trouble there are plenty of fun things you can ask Siri without taking up emergency services' valuable time.
Why not try: "What is zero divided by zero?"
Siri answers: "Imagine that you have zero cookies and you split them evenly among zero friends. How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn't make sense. And Cookie Monster is sad that there are no cookies, and you are sad that you have no friends."