You know, there are some DIY projects that are such a bad, bad, bad idea that you can't imagine people need to be told NOT to do them, and yet they're out there! Here we have just such a bad, bad, bad idea.
It's the cell phone hoax
-- you know, the one where someone apparently makes a kernel of popcorn explode using their cell phone? Seems it's done by taking the magnetron out of your microwave and cooking the kernel from under the table. Do we really, really need to explain that a magnetron is dangerous
? That there's a good reason it's carefully housed inside
a casing inside
That reason would be radioactivity. You know, the stuff that causes cancer, mutations, sterility and/or death, which is really not
something you want to broadcast willy-nilly all over your kitchen.
So, yes, you likely can pop a popcorn kernel this way. And your future children may all be born with three eyeballs. Are you sure it's worth it?