Cell Phones Are Used to *Pop* Popcorn

Submitted by: DaPalooka 9 years ago in Entertainment

Some friends use cell phones to pop popcorn. Nice party trick.
There are 98 comments:
Female 46
100% fake, no way that could happen without a source of heat. Waves can`t do that.
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Male 68
nice try
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Male 30
tried it and it doesnt work
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Male 3,058
Be nice Legion 5. If this were true, then you would be physically BURNED every time your cell phone rang. I suggest checking Snopes.com. They usually put things like this to rest pretty quickly.

Faked. No question about it.

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Male 438
Excel, **** you.

Actually this is the helpful part, when I was in the military we used long range transmitters that used the microwave frequency too, and they easily melted and warmed up things on your person. This is well documented and lots of people have experienced it, they use the same frequency as cel phones. Anyway cell phones definitely heat things up like I said I used one while dialing out an it worked (heated but did not pop), plus the video has no editing, explain that.

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Male 58
Legion, there is something seriously wrong with you. Adding larger words doesn`t make an individual intelligent or learned. It`s pretty obvious it`s fake. Snopes killed it and Brainiacs used 100 cell phones with absolutely no result. It`s obvious you have zero basis for anything you spout off.

-Kyo

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Male 486
blargh had a convo with my friend via cell phones about this untill my ear caugh ton fire then we stopped talking.......
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Male 391
i tried it, it works
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Male 328
loofahboy. your picture has a ipod in it.
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Female 1,395
well...fake or not im still glad i gave up my mobile.
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Male 3,296
this is as fake as everyones sense of humor here
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Male 2
look at the table they are scorch marks
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Male 320
OMG!! Super Radiation!
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Female 449
Aww Sabre, you have a cute girl in your picture too :)
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Female 486
My mum and my best friend both have that phone on the right.
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Male 388
if you look carefully, you can see the outline of the heat pad under the table cloth...its squared and very apparent...
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Male 1,039
LOL Legion5 is an idiot. I enjoyed your posts lUnderground...and your picture, couple of cute girls there. :)

Anyway, Canada is cool..not matter how much people make fun of it..I`d rather be there than in the US.

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Female 28
crazy thing and wat made the popcorns pop?
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Male 4,393
got to try than.... :P
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Female 449
"you`re awsome lUnderground, canadians rock"

You rock too :) <3

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Male 62
shopped
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Female 13
That was very kina fake.

it was pooe acting.

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Female 1,496
Did anyone here read the link to the snopes page? Anyone? No?
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Female 2
Ok, So this is my theory, There is a heat pad underneath the table cloth

(A heat pad is used for many different things including brewing beer at home, which my partner does. They come in many different sizes and simply plug in to a power outlet)

Did you hear the click of the power switch being turned off after the kernels finished popping? and the annoying guy saying it wasn`t going to work lean behind his mates to switch it off? Look at him after its over..

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Female 15,763
My parents wanted me to get a bluetooth headset recently. They`re afraid I`m going to get brain tumors from cell phone waves.

Turns out, nothing that should fit a human ear fits mine.

My body is just WEIRD! D:

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Male 181
I just can`t believe, despite all the evidence posted here to the contrary, that people still believe this to be real. What would it do to our flesh if it could do this to popcorn? Seriously, just ridiculous.
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Female 306
Very annoying background noise. I turned the volume off.
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Male 254
guys, its the radiowaves.
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Male 679
Now that I look at it again, I know how they did it! Each kernel, once popped, flies out of the top off the screen then falls back down. When shooting, they just dropped pop corn in front of the camera, then did the rest in post production. The newly popped corn flies too straight and at too constant of a speed to be real.
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Male 1,013
happened way too fast. Myth busted! My microwave takes a few minutes before the first kernel pops in it. Anyhoo, if you don`t believe me, how about Snopes.com`s research. (they tried an egg too)
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Male 679
The actual popping looks like not-so-good CG.
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Male 248
..........we`re all getting cancer now.
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Male 2,160
yes,it worked,laser popped exactly one kernel,joy...it only took me 8 minutes of having to hold it about 1cm away and being absolutely still entire time
conclusion: popping corn with cell phones and/or lasers is the most ineffecient process i have ever stumbled across in my life, don`t bother.
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Male 5,970
ooooo......next party i know what im doing :D
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Male 2,160
DeFxZ459´s observations are valid(watched a second time)
I do however wonder if my laser pointer(a Elite 150 from wicked lasers that i recieved as a kind gift once) could actually pop some corn...*goes to test*
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Male 118
mal BB - granted, I don`t know the specific details between the induction used by a microwave -vs- a telephone. What I do know is that if you use a telecoil feature in a hearing aid with a telephone that uses induction, you can hear from the phone. Unless you are near a microwave, then all you can hear is the microwave. Neither is transmitting "audio" in the sense of a soundwave, as the hearing aid is not using a microphone for the telecoil feature. Both items use induction and that is what a hearing aid telecoil "picks up". Yes the microwave power is greater, but they used three phones to pop four kernels. Not a bag of 400. Maybe it is fake, but I`m not "voting" until I get further information.
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Male 80
and plus the acting was terrible
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Male 80
there is an electronic heating pad under the tablecloth besides the kernels of corn were turning white before they even called the cell phones, case closed.
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Male 92
how it fake you morons? look at all the related videos doing the same thing. are they all fake?
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Male 1,231
But seriosly, you`ve gotta look at the power source for the phone; the battery. Could that provide enough power to pop the popcorn???
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Male 505
Legion, She had bagels, you jackass.
Bagels.
Quit being obnoxious to everyone.
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Male 1,231
i think..please provide me with evidence to prove your case.
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Male 1,231
bollocks. Not possible. Mobile phones don`t give out nearly enough microwaves to pop popcorn, not even 4 of them them. a proper microwave will emit up to 800w, a mobile phone will emit up to about 1w. And \/\/\/\/\/\/\ Audio induction loops, with is what you`re thinking of, work differently to how electromagnetic induction works, which could not have the same effect as microwaves.
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Male 118
I can`t say if this is real or not, but I can see how it could work. Microwaves cook through something called induction, which is related to electromagnetic energy. Most cell phones do not have use induction. However, last year every cell phone manufacturer was required to have at least one model that uses induction. This is for people who are hearing impaired (because the induction is how they can hear their phone through their hearing aid). Incidently induction is also needed for the old-fashioned wire tapping. So, if the cell phones are using induction, they just might be able to work like a microwave.
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Male 1,109
anyone know what the phone was on the left?
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Male 16
interesting...if only this was real...think of all the bets i could win

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Female 70
its the white "phone" facing the camera. there are similar videos with the same "phone".
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Male 339
Fake. I work for the phone company. Currently I am not working on the cell sites, but when I was I learned a lot about the cell phone signal. The fact is that cellphone signals do not produce anything that excites water molecules in the same way heat does. End of story.
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Female 1,407
That does seem like a good party trick... ^_^
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Male 9,305
Who is here to JUST enjoy the videos? Anyone at all?
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Male 438
"No one drinks orange juice for chist sakes."

You`re entitled to your opinion, at least you`re not misleading the internet peeps, but I have to ask, what did you have for breakfast today? We want to know, seriously.

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Male 27
But... if there is a heater underneath the tablecloth, you have to wonder... what happened to the cell phones?
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Male 89
you`re awsome lUnderground, canadians rock
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Female 71
The table in this one and the table in the japanese one on the snopes site both have clothes on them down to the floor. They probably put something underneath, but if you can pop popcorn with it, it probably isn`t good for you phone either.
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Female 627
....how?
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Male 89
This is totally true me and my friends did it once, and it worked.

jk
but it looks real if it is fake

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Female 449
Anyways, you can tell its a fake by the glasses of orange juice on the table. No one drinks orange juice for chist sakes.
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Female 449
Thats quite a low blow, Legion. I`m sure you think you sound pretty smart in your posts, but really you come across as a jackass. Telling people to not listen to me because I`m Canadian? Thats like saying that you should be killed because your a Jew. Thats right, I related you to a Nazi. Now go cry in a corner.
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Male 438
Concluded. Ok. This freaked me out personally, but get this, ITS IS REAL!


P.S. KIDS, don`t listen to "lUnderground", she`s Canadian.

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Male 438
Second Post.

It`s worth mentioning that being a music video designer I see the film industry has an amazing set of tools in their disposal to be able to make almost anything real. With that being said I was curious to see if this has been edited so I took it into a frame splitter after downloading the original from youtube and loaded all of the frames into a photoshop file. I won`t give you the details but by comparing the image noise on the kernels to that of the rest of the footage I found there was a match between the two noises. Furthermore the chromatic shift on the kernels more surprisingly matched the footage. What this means is that this could ONLY have been taken LIVE, and unedited while grabbing the entire footage from a single lens in a single take etc.

I can guarantee that the footage is real and such, but not necessarily that the video is real. With that said the easy solution to that was to actually try it which I did just a minute ago.........

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Male 10,440
The girl above me is right in thinking that the guy above her is an idiot. All he does is insult us without giving the slightest shred of information as to why.

This is the internet, and the only people to be harmed by bs they learned online are those that deserve nothing less. The rest of us know what to expect.

Anyway, that was clearly fake, notice the faint ring on the purple cloth, just where the kernels are? I`m guessing thats a hotplate - and thats why the kernels pop. Easy explanation very obvious trick, but still a bit entertaining nonetheless - which was the whole point all along.

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Female 449
The guy above me is an idiot, for calling other people idiots, and trying to push his viewpoint on us.
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Male 438
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The following people are idiots. This is REALLY sad how people are just willing to spew blatantly wrong information to the general public. Now I`m not going to say that it is "real" or not but really these people have no way of knowing yet they try to push their viewpoints onto everyone else.

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Male 1
Cant yall see the square heater plate under the tablecloth ? SO FAKE !!!
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Female 859
I wish this was real =`(

lol

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Male 592
if they had, say, the magnetron cannibalized from a microwave under the table then they could`ve used it to create the effect.
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Female 4
i wish it was real. unfortunately it`s not. =/
here`s a link to prove it: http://www.snopes.com/science/cookegg.as...
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Male 410
What`s popcorn??

Obiously, I`m kidding.

It`s a sort of clam, right?

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Male 86
Obviously fake, 4 out of 4 kernels pop exactly straight up and down, while at the same time looking incredibly Computer generated? Pshht...
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Female 1,211
Yikes, trippy.
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Female 26
this kernel is your brain. now this kernel is your brain near a cell phone. *pop* any questions?
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Male 107
"If it was true, then phones going off in pockets would make men infurtil really fast... to pop that fast is about the same level as a normal microwave. Faker then jordans tits!"

Um, hate to tell you, but cell phones kept in the front pocket does reduce a man`s "potency."

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,329269,00.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSCOL66282020080206

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Male 1,556
MICROWAVES! MICROWAVES!, Ouhhh my hand dosnt get baked when my phone rang! uhduh!
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Male 32
The guy wipes his hands right after he sets the kernels down. Maybe they were preheated?
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Female 481
SWEET!!
I`m gonna try it one day :D
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Male 1,078
it would be cool if it was real.
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Male 1
Heater under that convenient table cloth? perhaps in the area that the mobiles are conveniently left out of
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Female 731
PHOTOSHOPPED!!!11!!1!1one

(I really don`t think this is legit, guuys...)

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Male 626
OH idea how it could be faked, guy off camra using a paint dryer!!! Them things get really hot and don`t really make much noise (least one i got doesn`t)
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Female 317
Faked.
That is physically impossible.
And you can just tell its fake by the "no way it`s gonna work, man" in the background.
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Male 110
Bekll, he could have a heater of some kind under his table but if this were true then i want to try this... but on a much larger scale....while the kernels are in their mouth.... that would be a suprise..ring ring AHHHHH MY MOUTH!!
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Male 102
faked just not sure how
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Male 6
i think it has something to do with the radio waves or some other poo i dont know about that makes it happen. But that is only if it is real.
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Female 1,984
... hm... real or not? How can it be faked?
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Male 410
What`s popcorn??

Obiously, I`m kidding.

It`s a sort of clam, right?

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Male 626
If it was true, then phones going off in pockets would make men infurtil really fast... to pop that fast is about the same level as a normal microwave. Faker then jordans tits!
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Female 414
yummm.... if only this were true. *tear*
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Male 1,220
i want to believe that
so much
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Male 313
thats so fake its not even funny
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Male 3,301
Lets see your iPhone do THAT, iTards!
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Female 1,306
yeah, because every time all of us reach for our cell phones, our hands get baked.

no.

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Male 699
I can tell you now, there is no way this has any possibility of being real.
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Male 90
Seemed kinda fake. Was annoying how that guy kept repeating the same stuff in the background! I kinda wish it was real... Maybe it is! BAH!!!
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Male 221
Never mind, there are five kernels.
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Male 221
Awesome if it`s real, but there are 4 kernels & 4 pop, while one kernel is still on the table.
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Male 349
Weird, kind of scary, although I debate it`s legitimacy. If it is legitimate, wow...scary.
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Male 128
One word: Awesome
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Female 360
Link: Cell Phones Are Used to *Pop* Popcorn [Rate Link] - Some friends use cell phones to pop popcorn. Nice party trick.
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