Cellphone Popcorn Video is a Viral Marketing Ad

Submitted by: angelicamber 8 years ago in
http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/94863

We were had. Turns out it was all a hoax. Is anyone actually surprised?
There are 41 comments:
Female 46
The popcorn thing seemed a little far-fetched. Cell phone signals couldn`t possibly heat up corn kernels to the point where they would pop like that. I`m not surprised at all.
0
Reply
Female 204
people on some morning show here tried it...retards
0
Reply
Female 360
XD I`m the one who submited the original video, and sadley, I thought it was real.
BTW, at the end of the article, the guy said he doesnt even know how they did the effect. Jeez, that is gonna bug me for the next 3 minutes.
Sorry guys!
0
Reply
Male 213
People thought the original was real? Lmao.
Besides the fact that common sense sort of states it`s impossible, the camera work was clearly only *supposed* to look amateur, and the actors sucked.

Seems like a pretty bad marketing campaign, since even if it motivated people to get headsets they only *might* get the Cardo ones.

0
Reply
Male 486
hahaha i knew it
0
Reply
Female 15,763
Hey, Davy. They need phones too.
0
Reply
Female 4,028
So, if people thought that it [the radiation bit] was true, what makes them think they would buy something that is constantly attached to your ear?
0
Reply
Female 449
Now where is Legion5 on this one? Too ashamed to show his face I bet.
0
Reply
Male 2,551
I read it as `cellphone porn...` xD

But anyway, yeah, just like the office thing, where the guy gets on the table and freaks out, that was a vial ad as well...>.>

0
Reply
Male 1,141
OMGZ iT wUsNt rEeL??!
0
Reply
Male 29
It was definitely video editing. People are so stupid. OMG microwaves everywhere
0
Reply
Male 3,059
What amazes me is that myself and several others left posts about the original video debunking it... I even included a link to the debunking on Snopes.
0
Reply
Male 27
I didn`t believe it anyway, not surprised.
0
Reply
Male 5,970
awwww, o well, it was cool why it lasted
0
Reply
Female 84
you really believed it? :-?
0
Reply
Male 480
Did u know that some scientists managed to cook some pork using mobile phones. When asked if it affected the phones at all, they said...

"the phones still work but there is some crackling"

lmfaoroflmao

0
Reply
Male 1,148
Pssh the acting was poor in the original video
0
Reply
Female 1,398
Haha you should be glad it isn`t true... whatever makes the popcorn pop going into our ears? *shudder*
0
Reply
Male 1,204
Microwaves make popcorn pop by vibrating the water inside the kernels, causing heat to form, and then pressure builds up. If cellphones had the same effect (although they`re not even the same wave type) they would cause the water in human bodies to heat as well. Fried human anyone?
0
Reply
Male 12,138
Viral "Marketing"? Who was their target demographic? Retards?
0
Reply
Female 4,225
The fact that cells use microwaves would have explained it...but otherwise, woudn`t work. Fake
0
Reply
Male 395
dumbass.
0
Reply
Male 58
uhm...we weren`t ALL had. Plenty of folks here knew this was BS
0
Reply
Male 127
Just a day after the front page of Yahoo! News...
0
Reply
Male 982
Well it doesn`t exactly take a brain surgeon in order to know that wasn`t real.....
0
Reply
Male 4,393
cool to be true.... :(
0
Reply
Male 1,226
First time I saw it it seemed pretty fake to me.
0
Reply
Male 1,226
Why does everybody associate radio waves with heat? I mean, it DOES give some heat, but you wouldn`t even feel it.
0
Reply
Female 1,407
Very clever. Better than any Rick Roll so far. ^_^!
0
Reply
Male 1,091
did we even need this confirmed?
0
Reply
Female 2,249
I still believe *tear*
0
Reply
Female 406
nooo, really? *sarcasm*
0
Reply
Male 342
^I meant "potentially fatal" but i guess that works too.
0
Reply
Male 342
I must be missing something here. The bluetooth-headset maker were hoping that people will see this video and think

"Hmm, radiation from cellphones are dangerous and potentially delicious. The only way to solve this is to buy a device that adds more radiation, so that I can keep my phone in my pocket where it will fry my nuts."

Seriously??

0
Reply
Male 4,004
And who is actually surprised?

If cell phones could make kernels pop...imagine the cell phone was in your pocket...it would start burning...like..a LOT...

0
Reply
Male 555
Yes, just check Snopes.com. They already confirmed that you can`t pop corn or cook and egg with a phone. Still funny, though...
0
Reply
Male 3,369
I knew it was a hoax the first time I saw it. If you cant cook an egg with 100 cellphones, there is no way you can pop corn with 3.

I`d go look up the video (It was Brianiac I think) but I cant be bothered...

0
Reply
Male 111
i was trying to make it work
it seemed so sweet
why cant it be real
0
Reply
Female 859
knew it!

sadly =(

0
Reply
Male 20,188
Here`s the original popcorn cellphone ad. I knew it was too cool to be true.
0
Reply
Female 1,572
Link: Cellphone Popcorn Video is a Viral Marketing Ad [Rate Link] - We were had. Turns out it was all a hoax. Is anyone actually surprised?
0
Reply