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    Holy Crap - Makes You Think About Using Your Cellphone

    CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO, IM GOING TO TRY IT OUT WHEN I ROUND UP 8 FRIENDS WITH CELLPHONES!

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=V94shlqPlSI

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    That's bogus.

    There's a "magnetron" under the table, no way around it. A magnetron is the "business end" of a microwave oven.

    A cell phone transmits a maximum of 300mw, that's 3/10 of a watt. A home microwave oven emits on average 1000watts. Even with 8 phones, you have an omnidirectional power of 2.4 watts total, leaving almost nothing to the grains. It takes over 30 seconds for pop corn to start popping in a microwave oven where the antenna is designed to concentrate the microwave towards the food, where a cell phone use an omnidirectional antenna.

    Don't try using a magnetron at home if it's been removed from a microwave: it could kill you! Not only the microwaves could really cook you, these things run at a voltage over 1000 volts and, unlike a tv tube, there's enough current to kill.

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    Bogus

    You can't believe everything you see on Youtube...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZMteezqDlE&NR=1
    MG

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    Quote Originally Posted by metoo4
    That's bogus.

    There's a "magnetron" under the table, no way around it. A magnetron is the "business end" of a microwave oven.

    A cell phone transmits a maximum of 300mw, that's 3/10 of a watt. A home microwave oven emits on average 1000watts. Even with 8 phones, you have an omnidirectional power of 2.4 watts total, leaving almost nothing to the grains. It takes over 30 seconds for pop corn to start popping in a microwave oven where the antenna is designed to concentrate the microwave towards the food, where a cell phone use an omnidirectional antenna.

    Don't try using a magnetron at home if it's been removed from a microwave: it could kill you! Not only the microwaves could really cook you, these things run at a voltage over 1000 volts and, unlike a tv tube, there's enough current to kill.
    Hoooo...lyyyy...crap; all,

    As I remember, this is exactly the way someone discovered how to use microwaves to cook; by accidentally popping pop corn. If this is a trick it's well done. If not...this is you brain on a cellphone.

    Happy frying,

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    An interesting link.

    http://www.americanheritage.com/arti...005_4_48.shtml

    Honey! Let's turn the phones on! I feel I'll be hungry for pop corn next week...

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    Quote Originally Posted by metoo4
    An interesting link.

    http://www.americanheritage.com/arti...005_4_48.shtml

    Honey! Let's turn the phones on! I feel I'll be hungry for pop corn next week...
    This is a very inefficient way to pop corn...and it will probably contribute to globel climate change!

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    Ok, here's what I was saying with the magnetron.

    http://www.metacafe.com/watch/139962...hoax_revealed/

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