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Are cellphones dangerous? I think so....now watch this!

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happytobreathe
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Extremely interesting!

Posted 7/30/08 3:27 PM
 
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GoldenRod
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Re: Are cellphones dangerous? I think so....now watch this!

I can't view the video at work, but if it's the one where there are 4 phones facing popcorn, and the popcorn pops, it's totally fake. There are dozens of videos showing how they did it (some sort of hotplate under the table), and how it can't possibly do what they "show".

Posted 7/30/08 3:28 PM
 

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Posted 7/30/08 3:30 PM
 

Christine
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Re: Are cellphones dangerous? I think so....now watch this!

that is so freaky! it doesnt even take that long.

Posted 7/30/08 3:30 PM
 

Shelly
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Re: Are cellphones dangerous? I think so....now watch this!

Its a hoax: in the snopes link (the last one) they explain that already popped popcorn was dropped down on the table while it was being filmed and the kernals were digitally removed

Physicist Debunks Cellphone Popcorn Viral Videos
By Jenna Wortham June 09, 2008 | 5:37:20 PMCategories: Advertising, Video, Viral, Web/Tech
YouTube videos that show a group of friends apparently cooking kernels of popcorn with their cellphones have been viewed more than a million times since they were uploaded last week.

The clever parlor trick (see embedded clip) looks amazing enough, but there's a hitch: It's not physically possible, according to University of Virginia physics professor Louis Bloomfield.

"[The videos] are cute," said Bloomfield in a phone conversation Monday. "But that's never gonna happen."

In a microwave oven, energy excites the water inside popcorn kernels until it turns into highly pressurized gas, causing the kernels to pop. If mobile phones emitted that much energy, the water in the fingers of people holding them would heat up.

"It would hurt like crazy," Bloomfield said. "Cellphones probably warm your tissues, but studies indicate that's not injurious."

Bloomfield, author of How Everything Works: Making Physics Out of the Ordinary, dismissed theories bubbling up in comment threads about the videos that suggest harmonious vibrations are heating the corn.

"Ringing the phones doesn't help because they're interfering with each other and receiving a signal [from a cellphone tower] -- not transmitting it," he said. Furthermore, while it is possible to heat with sound, it's not likely to happen at the low volume emitted by a mobile phone. "It would be like gathering opera singers together to sing, and trying to make the corn pop," Bloomfield said.

So, what's really causing the kernels to ricochet off the table in the YouTube clips? Bloomfield suggests tricky video editing or even a covert heating element beneath the table. Debunker website Snopes.com also points out that cooking popcorn with cellphones is impossible (same goes for eggs).

The popcorn videos, like the slew of YouTube clips showcasing ordinary people performing extraordinary feats that came before them, has the distinct markings of a viral-marketing campaign. Let's look at the facts.

First, all four videos -- French, Japanese and two American editions -- were posted to the YouTube accounts of users bobtel08 and benzin513 (with French descriptions) within several days of one another.

Second, a cryptic bit of commentary posted alongside one of the videos says: "We tried but didn't make it ... maybe only with phone brands or models???" It could be a subtle hint to get viewers to notice the phones more than the stunt. And, indeed, several comments have suggested the phones all appear to be similar makes and models, possibly Nokias or Sony Ericsson mobiles.

For now, however, the clandestine origin of the videos is under wraps. Bobtel08, benzin513 and Nokia did not immediately respond to Wired.com's requests for comment, and a representative from Sony Ericsson North America said he wasn't aware of the videos at all.

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Posted 7/30/08 3:37 PM
 

Melbernai
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Re: Are cellphones dangerous? I think so....now watch this!

I want to try it!!!!!!!

Posted 7/30/08 3:38 PM
 

anonttcer
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Re: Are cellphones dangerous? I think so....now watch this!

Definite hoax...

Posted 7/30/08 3:53 PM
 

happytobreathe
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Re: Are cellphones dangerous? I think so....now watch this!

Ladies it still freaks me out. Who knows those older shoe sized phones probably could have done it!

Posted 7/30/08 3:54 PM
 

GoldenRod
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Re: Are cellphones dangerous? I think so....now watch this!

Posted by happytobreathe

Ladies it still freaks me out. Who knows those older shoe sized phones probably could have done it!



Still impossible..... It's just simple laws of physics. Unless a phone can defy several laws of physics, it can't happen.

Posted 7/30/08 4:11 PM
 

JennZ
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Re: Are cellphones dangerous? I think so....now watch this!

Total Crap. Impossible.

Posted 7/30/08 4:18 PM
 

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Re: Are cellphones dangerous? I think so....now watch this!

Posted by JennZ

Total Crap. Impossible.



Ditto

Posted 7/30/08 4:23 PM
 
 
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