Chinese street vendor's explosive popcorn making contraption

Boing Boing reader mtdna posted the above video in response to the popcorn popper we reviewed earlier today. He wrote: "What kind of ridiculous freaking wuss uses a microwave to make popcorn? In China we use coal, and if you cook it too long it doesn't burn, it blows your head off." Watch it until the end; it's worth it!

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  1. That's an incredibly elaborate system to force the kernels to pop all at once. Why oh why?

    I mean, it's super cool but WTF?

  2. Weird... I just randomly came across this Youtube video after seeing this BB post:

    When was Alton Brown on Mythbusters???

  3. mtdna says:

    It's worth the smog to have snacks that may kill you.

  4. Because EXPLOSION. Because EXPLOSION ON THE STREET. Because FUCK THE GOVERNMENT I AM MAKING POPCORN.

  5. There are worse,. much much worse ways to go. I remember a guy in Saskatoon... it involved a cupcake cannon and goatse. That is all I am going to say... a sad day.

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