How to stop feeling your phone buzz when it isn't

(via mental_floss) The cause of phantom phone vibrations is unclear, but according to one study about 63% of mobile phone users feel them regularly.  Another study suggests that it's closer to 68%.

Fortunately, mental_floss has the solution:

Phantom vibrations don’t appear to cause any harm, but if the mild annoyance is too much for you, they can be stopped. Thirty-nine percent of the people in Rothberg’s survey – all medical staff who had a phone or pager on them all day – were able to stop the vibrations either by taking the device off vibrate mode and using the audible ringer, changing the location of the device on their person, or using a different device (success rates were 75%, 63% and 50%, respectively).