Monday, June 16, 2008

Popcorn and Cellphones

I'm waaaay to busy to seriously post this week. Yet, when I get 10 emails with the same topic, I can spare 2 minutes to write this. There are youtube videos going around showing how you can cook popcorn between cellphones -- the obvious message being that cellphones are bad, scary, and they cook your brain based on the emitted radiation.



The videos however, are fake.

They were produced by a blue tooth headset company to scare you into using their product, to get millions of page views of their videos, and generate marketing/media buzz.

For the record, you cannot "microwave", "cook", or "nuke" popcorn via 4 cellphones, or even cook an egg with 100 cellphones!

In October 2005, the UK based Brainiac show demonstrated that it simply does not work.



So the next time you get a scary looking video or internet email...check with Snopes.

They are your friend.


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12 comments:

Erachet said...

There are youtube videos going around showing how you can cook popcorn between cellphones -- the obvious message being that cellphones are bad, scary, and they cook your brain based on the emitted radiation.

Really? Wow. I thought the obvious message was - "COOL!" Imagine being able to pop popcorn with your cellphone!!! (Er, of course, only if this ability came without all the radiation stuff)

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

LOL -- The cooler popcorn/cellphone videos are those done using the iphone. See those (search on youtube)

mother in israel said...

I guess I don't "rate"--I didn't get even one such email! LOL

Streets of Jerusalem said...

If you want to talk about radiation in Israel you have to see this post!

http://streetsofjerusalem.blogspot.com/2008/06/glow-of-jerusalem.html

Talk about glowing in the dark!

MoChassid said...

Can you toast waffles with a cell phone?

Baila said...

But what horrible disease would you get if you ate the popcorn popped by the cell phone?

Rafi G said...

baila - it cant be worse than eating microwaved popcorn....

Jack said...

Can you toast waffles with a cell phone?

Only with the new Motorola HEETR phones.

MAOZ said...

I guess actually the biggest danger is that you wouldn't be able to speak on your cellphone afterwards -- b/c of having burned your mouth on the hot popcorn...

... or b/c of the melted butter you accidentally poured on the phone.

Anonymous said...

so you say mobile phones do not produce enough radiation to heat anything! so why do they put sign in petrol stations to turn your mobile off when you are there??

Jameel @ The Muqata said...

anonymous 11:38

Israel's cellphone and petrol station law is based on an URBAN LEGEND and not on fact! (I posted it about it a few months ago...do a google search on my blog and you'll find it)

Theo said...

RE: petrol stations and cell phones. It's simply ignorance that means poeple put up signs. Besides a lit match, the only otherwise obvious way of setting fire to yourself when refuelling is with a static electricity discharge.

Talk on your phone all you wwant when filling up and laugh in the face of those who have no understanding of physics!

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