Facebook Hoax of the Week — Your Cell Phone Can Pop Popcorn or Boil Eggs [VIDEO]
This one's been around the Internet for a while, but like any good hoax, it's come around once again to my Facebook feed. It's an urban legend that says if you put some unpopped popcorn kernels near your cell phone, the radio waves will pop them for you. The hoax may also take the form of boiling eggs.
But, uh, no. It's not true. Once again, the Internet has sucked people in over their fears that cell phone signals can do damage to our bodies. There's never been any conclusive proof that our "digital leashes" do anything other than cost us an arm and a leg. I'm not saying they don't -- just that no one's proven it yet. Cell phones are still pretty young, and it might take awhile before we have any definitive proof that the little buggers are dangerous.
Anyway, I saw this all over my Facebook feed, and while I don't have any science on whether or not cell phones hurt us, I can absolutely vouch for the fact that they won't pop your Orville Redenbacher. And they won't be helpful in making potato salad, either.
At the same time, however, this video is pretty well made. I can see how people would be fooled.