Cell Phone Popcorn?

  • Aquanerd

    Posts: 845

    Sep 12, 2008 2:32 PM GMT
    What is the deal with this story? How long has this internet legend been out there? Has it been debunked? Is it real? What is going on under the tables?

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  • jc_online

    Posts: 487

    Sep 12, 2008 4:42 PM GMT
    According to snopes.com and CNN, it's not true. http://www.snopes.com/science/cookegg.asp
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    Sep 14, 2008 4:12 AM GMT
    O.K. If I had a cell, I would be trying that right now.

    I think somebody here should try it and let us know if it's for real.
  • scothman

    Posts: 153

    Sep 14, 2008 6:33 PM GMT
    First of all, cell phones do not emit nearly enough microwave radiation do such a thing. If that were the case, we would all have cancer. Secondly, that is not how a microwavable bag of popcorn works to begin with. Popcorn bags have a layer of foil at the bottom that is heated up and pops the popcorn: The microwave radiation does not pop the kernel itself.

    I was babysitting some kids and they saw this on youtube and really wanted to try. Even though I knew it wouldn't work, it would still be fun for the kids. We took our four cell phones and placed them around the kernel just like in the video. I had four of my friends call at the same time and guess what? Nothing happened. Just thought I would fill you guys in.
  • stevendust

    Posts: 398

    Sep 14, 2008 6:43 PM GMT
    It's a microwave under the table, and I'm not even joking.

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    Sep 14, 2008 6:45 PM GMT
    It is a simple trick and a very dangerous one (health wise) to do. It has the potential of a Darwin Award.