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Olympian’s iPhone Crashes After Putting Number On Helmet

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(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Russian Olympic snowboarder Alexey Sobolev had a brilliant idea that may have backfired on him. He also might have to buy a new iPhone.

According to the Business Insider, the 22-year-old painted his phone number in big blue numbers on his helmet during slopestyle qualifications. The response he received was too much for his phone to handle. The sheer mass of text messages and naked pictures from women responding to the snowboarder’s public display of his phone number crashed the phone.

Solobev says that the software gave up its ghost, but not before restarting long enough to see what all he’d received from people around the world.

He says, “I’m definitely going to call them.”

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