South Carolina ranks fifth in the nation in iPhone mishaps according to a company that insures the popular devices. The clumsiest state in the nation (at least when it comes to handling iPhones)?  Mississippi … which should prompt yet another hearty “thank God for Mississippi” refrain here in the Palmetto State.

Even funnier than this report?  The company’s belief that South Carolina’s “pleasant climate” – and the expanded outdoor activity it promotes – is what drives our higher-than-average iPhone accident rate.

“More of a chance for the phone to slip out of your hand,” a company executive told The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper.

Hmmmm …

So we’re not dumb … just sweaty.

Of course what The State failed to report (as usual the paper isn’t providing its readers with the full story) is that this same company ranked South Carolina first in the nation when it comes to iPad accidents (ahead of … you guessed it … Mississippi).  The rationalization for that?  Yeah … we’ll let you know as soon as they come up with it …