Winn’s Been Had

So, apparently the video posted below is a scam. If I had been up to date with my friend Justin Scott’s blog, I would have had fair warning.

Piecing all this together, then, two conclusions:

[1] I obviously am a scientific imbicile because, according to Justin, “[i]f you know a little bit about physics and/or electronics you can figure out pretty quickly that this is a scam.”

[2] I am not alone; David Zimmerman is right there with me 🙂

7 Replies to “Winn’s Been Had”

  1. Ugh, I’d re-read Justin’s post and forgot that part, I definitely didn’t mean to zing you via Justin. Sorry to you both.

  2. Wow. I guess it’s pretty obvious at this point that I should be more careful about what I say on the intraweb. I’m sorry Winn.

    The videos are very convincing. They actually digitally edited out the popcorn kernels while simultaneously throwing the popped popcorn into the shot. By all accounts it looks completely real.

    My sister and her friends were so shocked they actually tried to recreate the phenomenon.

  3. Another thing worth mentioning is that I was told this was a scam upfront – had I not I probably would have been quicker to believe it.

  4. I’m still going to try it when my department at work takes its weekly popcorn break this Wednesday. Just because I can.

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