Sometimes science comes up with convenient and necessary leaps forward in the world of food technology. Imagine your life without the microwave oven, the refrigerator or even the home coffee maker. Other times, however, science comes up with stuff that makes great water cooler talk but is essentially useless.
Check out this ridiculously convoluted popcorn maker. It slices. It dices. Wait, it does none of that stuff. It just makes popcorn in the coolest, and most inconvenient, way possible. Think of it as the Rube Goldberg machine of popcorn makers. Did we mention it only pops one kernel at a time? If you time it right, you can have a bowl ready a few hours after the movie is finished.
The Jetsons and Back to The Future Part II predicted all sorts of food innovations, from synthesizers that could produce full meals at the push of a few buttons to rehydrators that could take tiny pizzas and turn them into much larger pizzas. While these visions remain unfulfilled, there is something equally impressive afoot in the world of technologically enhanced eating: The Popinator.
The Popinator is a machine that will shoot a piece of popcorn at anyone in the room who says “pop.”
Prepare to have your kernel blown:
Make Theater-Style Popcorn at Home - Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine
Sure, you can make fancy-schmancy Mark Zucker-burgers, “True Cheese Grits” and White and Black Swan Pasta all day long, but really, what are the Oscars without popcorn? Skip the bagged stuff — making your own is tastier and simpler.
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