Despite the lingering smell it leaves in the break room at work, microwaveable popcorn bags are truly one of humanity’s more ingenious inventions. But if you feel guilty about tossing that paper bag afterwards, or all the mysterious chemicals they use to simulate butter, try this re-useable silicone microwaveable…
Popcorn: it's equally fun to make and to eat. But just what makes each kernel pop the way it does and what is the ideal temperature for popcorn to pop at? A new study answers all these questions.
Tossing a bag of popcorn in the microwave is much easier than dragging out the hot air popper, except that you have to watch it like a hawk to make sure it doesn't burn. Alternatively, you can swap out your dated microwave for this new model from Whirlpool that actually listens to the popcorn as it pops to make sure…
These fluffy creatures invade movie theaters and sleepovers, disguising themselves among their edible doppelgängers. Their one weakness: an irresistible attraction to the smell of butter, which occasionally causes them to forget their mission and end up crunched between a set of human chompers.
Popcorn is already considered a healthy low-cal snack for dieters, but when you seriously need to shed the pounds, you'll want to replace your hot air popper with the Oncle Sam. It makes just a single piece of popcorn at a time, providing a four calorie snack that won't leave you feeling guilty at your next weigh-in.
Popcorn can be a fantastically healthy potato chip alternative, but always ends up playing second fiddle. So in an attempt to finally claim snack world supremecy, a company called Popcorn Indiana has created the Popinator, a voice activated kernel cannon that promises to be the perfect weapon to finally dethrone…
So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.
A discovery at a couple of archaeological mound sites in northern Peru has scientists believing that the people living there were eating popcorn almost 1,000 years earlier than previously reported.
The summer of 2010 was a bit underwhelming as far as movies went — but summer 2011's looking like the craziest of them all, with the densest concentration of nerd-candy ever. At least, Jon Favreau is calling it a "bloodbath."
Even slowed down to 6,200 frames per second, popcorn popping happens so fast, if you blink at a moderate speed, you'll miss it.
At which point "honey" throws up and walks out on me. Again. Nevertheless, one 2-hour movie and a full stomach later, I'm sleeping like a baby, content with the knowledge that no un-popped kernels have infiltrated my digestive system, thereby ruining my evening.
Here you see a movie ticket and kernel popcorn, as scaled to their price increase over the past 80 years. On your left, 1929. On your right, 2009. Needless to say, things have changed.
NMT's Popcorn Hour network streamer looks great on paper (YouTube/Google Streaming, DVD Image playback, XviD, MPEG4, and even BitTorrent client support), but how does it actually perform? Quite well, says Networking Audio Video dot com, but with a few very annoying bugs.
"Pop this, biznatch." is what I have always wanted my popcorn to say to me. This popcorn maker has a microphone inside the cabinet. The microphone will record the sounds from the popping corn and then translates the pops into words via morse code. Then a computer-program will read the words to you. The designer…
Orville Redenbacher doesn't have anything on Anakin Skywalker. This is a Darth Vader-themed popcorn machine that would fit perfectly into any home theater. It features a six-ounce popcorn popper, smoked glass, chrome cabinet and also has an etching of the Vader on the glass. Don t let him catch you watching Lord of…