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08-13-2008, 07:09 PM
My uncle sent this to me. It actually is kind of scary when you think about what is making the popcorn pop. http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/portable/video/x5odhh_pop-corn-telephone-portable-microon_news

08-13-2008, 07:27 PM
:scared1: Is that for real? Has anyone else tried this?

08-13-2008, 07:49 PM
It's an urban myth.

08-13-2008, 08:12 PM
or even an urban miss!:lmao:

08-13-2008, 08:12 PM
Actually, it might just work.

Modern cell phones operate in the microwave frequency range. Output power is very low less than 1 watt, but additively it could pop a kernel or 2 of corn. A microwave oven operates at 2.5GHz and most new cell phones operate right around 2 GHz depending on the particular network you are on.

08-13-2008, 08:13 PM
Something seems fishy there. I am thinking maybe they are using the infrared link thingy that some cell phones have.... I don't know, but something doesn't seem right.

08-13-2008, 08:16 PM

08-13-2008, 08:18 PM
Ok, so then what would happen if all the DISers meet up at the Fort, and put all our cell phones in a big circle......would there be enough popcorn to feed everyone? Who wants to try this? popcorn::

08-13-2008, 08:21 PM

Awww, well now that just takes all the fun out of it. :sad2:

08-14-2008, 03:00 AM
Back in the day, I knew guys with Linear Amplifiers on their CB's big enough
to cook a 20 lb frozen turkey in 10 mins:lmao: popcorn:: :rolleyes1

"Old Truckers never die.....they just get a new Peterbilt."

08-14-2008, 06:55 AM
THAT explains my CRS!!! My brain is fried from my cell phone. I always thought it was all them funny cigarettes I smoked back in the day!:lmao:

big kahuna1
08-14-2008, 07:20 AM
Sorry, but it ain't happening.

08-14-2008, 11:26 PM
No, definitely won't cook a turkey in 10 minutes with a big linear on a CB.

Now, I have seen some stuff in past lives at work that could do that. You don't want to be around a jamming system on a military aircraft if they fire one up on the ground. I worked in a group that designed these things and they developed some serious energy. The results of a failed system test on an antenna could be very impressive.