Mythbuster: Can Cellphone Radiation Pop Popcorn? (IBDP Group 4 Project)

In 2008, a myth circulated the web, suggesting that cellphone radiation had the ability to pop popcorn. Allegations questioning the safety of cellphones then arose – if cellphone radiation could pop a popcorn, then to what extent can it affect the human head?

We decided to look into this phenomenon ourselves – investigating for you guys whether this is true or simply a myth.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
Group 4 Project, 2016


Can you call a cell phone in the microwave?

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Do cell phones placed in a microwave still receive signals? What is the difference between microwave oven radiation and the signals used by your phone?

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Creator: Dianna Cowern
Editor: , Jabril Ashe and Dianna Cowern

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