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It's official - mobile phones can seriously damage your health.

A North London man has plunged ten floors to his death after apparently trying to get a signal on his mobile.

An inquest heard how Noel Connelly, 38, frequently made phone calls in the early hours - to take advantage of cheap rate calls - while standing on the balcony of his Islington flat.

According to Connelly's former flatmate, he may have been trying to get a better signal when he fell. His body was only found when a neighbour opened his curtains to his ground-floor patio in the early hours of 19 August last year.

The coroner at St Pancras Coroner's Court recorded an open verdict.

Last month a man was injured in a Mexican zoo after sneaking into a lion's cage to rescue his mobile phone. The unfortunate prankster's handset started ringing in the cage and awoke the beast, which then attacked him. ®

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