A couple of days ago I made the little mistake of not thoroughly checking each of my pockets in my pants before washing them, and of course my i600 happened to be in one of the pairs of pants. This is quite typical for me at the moment, as I have systematically lost my iPod, fried my laptop, broken my PSP screen, and lost the stylus to my PDA just this summer (in that order). I did however get my laptop fixed by HP for free (a miracle). When I was about to leave the house my big sister heard something banging in the dryer, which I dissmissed as normal. She insisted on looking into the dryer and sure enough there was my phone. It hadn't been in the dryer for very long, and the inner and outer screens had vapor in them. I was devastated once again by the destruction of another one of my electrical devices. My big sister and I decided to pretend that I had lost it so my parents wouldn't realize my clumsiness, but I hadn't told them anything. Just tonight I haven't been able to sleep at all (it was really hot today and I can't fall asleep), so I've been tinkering around with various things. I tried slapping the fat battery on my i600 and voila! It booted up and everything was just as I had left it the morning before I did my laundry. I immedeately sent a text message to my big sister (we text a lot).
Just wanted to share my amazement of the i600's resiliance.. Stories of phones surviving washing machines are not too common, and I think if it had been any other phone in that pants pocket, it would have been lost to the destroyed objects pile. This has always been a great phone, and now I see that it has some resiliance for clumsy people like me.