Why iPhone users shouldn't say 108 to Siri

Pranksters have been urging iPhone users to say 108 to Siri.

108 is equivalent to 999 in India, so the voice-controlled personal assistant recognises it as an emergency call and puts you through to services in your area.

Pranks are usually pretty harmless, but is this case you'd be wasting time and resources for the emergency services. Which is not so smart.

Anyone caught wasting the emergency services' time could get into trouble.

The emergency services often release details of time-wasting calls they receive in a bid to urge people to think twice before calling 999.

They are already thinly stretched.

In England and Wales a person who uses a public electronic communications network in order to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety, may also be issued with a fixed penalty notice for disorder of £80,

So, instead of causing trouble there are plenty of fun things you can ask Siri without taking up emergency services valuable time, why not try, "What is zero divided by zero?"

Siri answers: "Imagine that you have zero cookies and you split them evenly among zero friends. How many cookies does each person get? See? It doesn't make sense. And Cookie Monster is sad that there are no cookies, and you are sad that you have no friends."