Egypt tries to hang up on killer SMS rumours
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March 25, 2009: The Egyptian government has tried to dispel rumors that an SMS is spreading around Egypt "from unknown foreign quarters" which kills those who read it. According to the rumors, this SMS has already killed a man from Mallawi (south of Cairo) who "died vomiting blood,followed by stroke" shortly after reading the message.

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  • This could be an example of a meme that kills - thus, it could perhaps be transmitted by other means than SMS.
    • Perhaps a terrorist or cultist of an evil god plans to show that message on prime time television to kill as many people as possible - they just have to get the ratings really high to make as much of an impact as possible.
      • The "Justice League" episode "Wild Cards" featured a similar plot.
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