With Christmas party season now firing up, we figure this is potentially useful information. Kroll Ontrack's annual list of the weirdest reasons it has had to perform hard drive recoveries includes a man who took "pissed off with his computer" to a whole new level.
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Here's how Kroll described the unexpected incident, which happened in the US:
After a night of partying, a man woke up in the middle of the night and used what he thought to be a restroom. In the morning, he discovered that it was not a restroom, and his laptop was a poor substitute for a toilet. Kroll Ontrack was able to recover 100% of the data.
The full list — including a spider-infested drive — is on the Kroll Ontrack site.