Thursday, February 11, 2010

Myths, Microwaves & Cinnamon

So I JUST NOW saw the video of people popping popcorn with their cellphones. Do you know what I am talking about? I didn't know it existed until a minute ago. I'm not quite sure where I stand.. Myth or Real? People are saying it's totally rigged, but others are saying it's totally possible. Hmm.. Although I'm pretty sure it's a hoax, I'm totally trying this next time I have at least 3 other willing people near me with their cellphones..

So as I'm about to do something productive with my evening, I notice "related videos" to the popcorn/cellphone one: "Cellphone in the Microwave". Really, people? Obviously, you can find everything and anything on YouTube, but I found it pretty amusing what people stuck in their microwaves. Aside from cellphones, related vids included lightbulbs, grapes, lighters, cds, ping pong balls and..

A bar of soap.

How random!! What would make people think to put any of these things in their microwaves? I'm really not sure.. but atleast I can see the outcome of the experiments on YouTube from someone else's potentially damaged microwave, right? I thought the soap was the coolest!

This brings me to: The Cinnamon Challenge

I'm not quite sure where the "Cinnamon Challenge" came from, but it's pretty hysterical to watch someone attempt it. Supposedly, not many people can succeed. The rule: You have to swallow a tablespoon of cinnamon without throwing up. We challenged my brother-in-law, Jason and his friend Chris to it, and they totally passed! (Excuse my hysteric laughing in the background.. I really could barely control myself!) Check it out --

I suppose you could compare the "Cinnamon Challenge" to:
  • The "Milk Challenge" - drink 1 gallon in 15 minutes, no food
  • The "Saltine Challenge" - 6 saltines in 60 seconds, nothing to drink
  • Or "Chubby Bunny" - whoever fits the most marshmallows in their mouth wins
Myth or not, it's pretty funny if you can talk someone into doing it.. But if you're the one taking on the challenge.. good luck, buddy!

"It's like swallowing the Sahara Desert."



  1. Look at Micah being the little dad!! That was great dude! Remember the bubble gum game we had at our hawaiin party? Now that was great. I still have clips of that guy pulling the gum from his mouth in one long lumpy slimy strand! EWWWW!

  2. BTW the popcorn thing is a total myth. I read about how they did it once. Something about a burner under the table.

  3. I know, Micah!! Isn't that funny?! It was at my apartment too!!! :) Ohh man, what a fun luau.. good memories--

    I was reading more about the popcorn thing too, I heard it was video editing too.. But it looks so real!! I still wanna bust that myth for myself!! Arrgg! Maybe monday?? :)

  4. Aloha!

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