Twitter user @foolishnessfly2 tweeted these pictures last week, supposedly showing thousands of pounds worth of Apple gear dumped in a bathtub.

At time of writing, the tweet has been retweeted more than 18,000 times and widely covered, on the assumption that a woman had got revenge on her cheating boyfriend by destroying his iMac, iPad, iPhones and MacBooks.

However, the tweet, written in Japanese (duh) is actually pretty ambiguous. Literally, it reads:

The cheating was discovered, but isn't it harsh to dump all electronic items in the bath?

The assumptions made about the picture say a lot about gender and technology. Of course this must be a classic woman scorned story, there's no other explanation, surely a woman can't own Apple products, or have cheated on her partner.

In a separate tweet, @foolishnessfly2 said:

This translates as:

The ability of foreigners to spread news is amazing.

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