Microwaving a cellphone is surprisingly cool

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41 Responses to “Microwaving a cellphone is surprisingly cool”

  1. Anonymous says:

    He should have called it during the process and see who answered

  2. Anonymous says:

    Really, eclectro? Really?

  3. eclectro says:

    Yeah shenanigans. I just checked into this thread to see how long it went before it was called.

  4. schmod says:

    Gordon! Grab the wrench!

  5. Anonymous says:

    who knew there were evil monster larvae dormantly sleeping in all our cellphones just waiting for a microwave to wake and birth them out.

  6. Anonymous says:

    HOLY FUCK

  7. nanuq says:

    Gosh, doing something stupid can be dangerous. Who knew?

  8. Strangepork says:

    they must have at&t service.

  9. Antinous / Moderator says:

    By breaking quarantine procedure you risk everybody’s life.

  10. Anonymous says:

    aaaaand now to go buy a new microwave, ’cause this one is now cemented shut with all the melted plastic.

    Nice photoshopping with the melted goo-to-monster phase, though.

  11. trimeta says:

    I was hoping for a real video, but I guess the flashes of light before the phone did anything should have been a clue. On a more serious note, if you’ve got a microwave you don’t want anyway, you really owe it to yourself to try putting a incandescent light bulb in it; they glow purple and green and then start to melt. Empty bags of chips work well too, especially the ones with the metallic interiors; they get covered in sci-fi-style blue sparks and then shrink to a quarter their original size.

  12. neotwinkie says:

    (Clever and effective IMHO) viral marketing for a prepaid cell phone company (Net10, IIRC).

  13. Anonymous says:

    Obviously inspired by the soap in the microwave trick. (search YouTube for “soap microwave”)

  14. Anonymous says:

    Whenever I look at my phones media player, I know that I’m not looking at incompetence. Nothing this horrible can be done by mistake. It takes a diabolical mind to make something so ghastly.

  15. roryrhorerton says:

    Brownlee beat you to it by a year, Doctorow. (Also, I just learned that only using last names has a distinct super-villain vibe to it.)

    http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/05/27/microwaved-cell-phon.html

  16. rain_globule says:

    If you guys like microwaved stuff you should check out Is It A Good Idea to Microwave This on YouTube. They have a couple shows a week.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/JPizzle1122

  17. jewbacca says:

    Another hint that it’s a viral video: it’s a fucking viral video.

    Good effort, company, I hope your service is good and even if it isn’t I wish you’d offer it here because it has to be better than Telus, but I think this is mostly an open call, and there’s no way in the whole wide net that there isn’t somebody who neither value their cell phone nor is worried about their microwave, and has as least a webcam.

    I fact, in the “somebody does this” pool, I’ll take 2 days from right now.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Yeah, I remember seeing this last year too. But, it’s still heart warming. hehe

  19. Anonymous says:

    That video was about the funniest thing I had ever seen- until I read comments 22, 28 and 29. And what exactly are 14 and 26 all about?

  20. benher says:

    Amazing Awesomeness.

  21. Frank W says:

    It all happened in post-production.

  22. Anonymous says:

    Needs the soundtrack from Akira.

  23. oasisob1 says:

    Regardless, you must watch while listening to Nine Inch Nails. It’s better.

  24. thequickbrownfox says:

    Poor cellphone was clearly infected with Hog Terror Pathogen.

  25. ArghMonkey says:

    This video has been around the intertubes for years, still very neat though.

  26. Anonymous says:

    thank god it wasnt an iphone, or satan himself would have turned up

  27. Eutychus says:

    NEOTWINKIE has it.

    Here is the ad with full credits. It was for Tracfone:

    http://odeo.com/episodes/23322275-Net10-Tracfone-Cellphone-in-a-Microwave

    raised a smile nonetheless.

  28. sazzamook says:

    Sweet!

  29. Enormo says:

    Hmmm… I just tried this and all it did was catch my kitchen on fire. Lame.

  30. Anonymous says:

    This is a fake, really??

  31. Anonymous says:

    This video is fake. You can see him palming a monster cocoon at 0:13.

  32. Anonymous says:

    Great, I was expecting a real video and my 6 year old daughter was watching. She is now scarred for life… I should have known better!

  33. Ratdog says:

    Hmm, reminds me of Gremlins.

  34. Ratdog says:

    That dude has a really dirty microwave. Even before the spawn of satan came out of his phone.

  35. lumpi says:

    Is that sound authentic? If yes, I would have pissed my pants if I performed that… “experiment” myself. Holy shite.

  36. oscar says:

    I was wondering why the turntable wasn’t rotating. I guess the 3D artist was lazy.

  37. webmonkees says:

    Another hint that it’s a viral video was the fact that the guy removed the cell battery prior to microwaving. As one should do.

    A proper crazed and dangerous version would be microwaving it with it on, explosive battery and all. Do Not Do.

  38. Albdirs says:

    I lol’d so hard the first time I saw that, I nearly ripped the 14.4 otta the wall! Hur hur

  39. doktor tchock says:

    for even more fun, check out Dovetastic Microwave Theater. this guy will microwave anything, even viewer submissions.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/dovetastic

    possibly one of the strangest and most interesting guys on youtube.

    he’s also pretty prolific on Flickr, photoshopping, amongst other things the Pakistani Starfleet:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kennyirwin/sets/72157604476547192/

    epic stuff.

  40. Anonymous says:

    #25:

    It’s not a coincidence that phone batteries are eyewateringly dangerous to microwave – that’s deliberate. It means that if the phone is ever accidentally exposed to microwave radiation the exploding battery could kill the still growing demon and close the portal.

    It’s true, Wikipedia told me.

  41. GuidoDavid says:

    It beats Blair Witch Project, as scary and makes you lose much less time.

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