Corvallis Man's TV Sends out Distress Signal
Somehow, a Corvallis man's TV was sending out a signal on the international distress frequency of 121.5 MHz. The 121.5 MHz frequency signal was picked up by an orbiting search and rescue satellite, which informed the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, who then called into Benton County Search and Rescue to have them help determine the source of the signal. After a great deal of searching, they narrowed it down to the guy's TV in his apartment, that had, just two weeks earlier, left its warranty period (it was probably crying out for help). Toshiba, the company that made the TV, was as confused as anybody as to what was going on, but replaced the TV free of charge. Full Story.