Monday, June 9, 2008

Popcorn and Cell Phones

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2100340/Mobile-phone-popcorn-'hoax'-hits-YouTube.html

Daily Telegraph [UK]
9 June 2008

Mobile phone popcorn 'hoax' hits YouTube

By Matthew Moore

Home-made videos appearing to show corn being popped by the heat given off by ringing mobile phones are getting hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube.

The four clips, all of which were posted in the last few days, show corn kernels exploding after just a few seconds of being surrounded by ringing phones.

Despite the scientific impossibility of the stunt - mobile phones do not produce anywhere near enough heat to cook popcorn - some YouTube commenters appear convinced that the clips provide more evidence of the dangers of technology. [...]

http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/06/bluetooth-compa.html

Wired
12 June 2008

Company Fesses Up to Corn-Popping Cellphone Clips

By Jenna Wortham

Bluetooth headset retailer Cardo Systems has claimed ownership of the hot viral videos that show people appearing to pop popcorn with their cellphones. [...]