Popcorn is some pretty amazing food. It can be spicy or sweet, buttery or cheesy, or even covered in caramel or chocolate. It's fair to say that no matter the preference, there is a flavor of popcorn that can satisfy anyone. Mirroring this spectrum of flavor possibilities are the amount of ways to prepare popcorn. From odd-shaped contrivances that expand on the stovetop to look like a bloated silver UFO to prepackaged bags of kernels that expand in the microwave, popcorn can be cooked a variety of ways. However, if there is one issue with these convenient methods it … Read more
Ever wondered what would happen if a dentist invented a popcorn bowl? Well, wonder no more, and behold the Kernel Katcher, which neatly collects your unpopped kernels and excess hulls so that you can enjoy a net popcorn experience, with no worries of chipping a tooth on an unpopped kernel.
Pop your corn any way you like, then dump it into the Kernel Katcher. Snap on the lid, shake the bowl in a circular motion, and your popcorn waste falls into the catcher compartment at the bottom. You can fit about 13 cups of popped corn in there and still … Read more
A bowl of freshly popped popcorn is close to being the perfect snack. Healthy, delicious, and versatile, the fluffy treat can take on any flavor you decide to impart upon it. The same can be said about nuts. Although high in fat, in moderation, nuts are essential eating. Nuts and popcorn together is like a secret combination of the universe. Snack makers long ago discovered the power of the popcorn and nut combination, but that doesn't mean you have to enjoy the mixture on their terms.
Nuts, like popcorn, are best served hot. Easy enough task when it comes … Read more
Microwave ovens are overrated. Oh, sure, they can do some things really well, but for other tasks, they fall quite short. Personally, I like an appliance that is capable of doing more than softening butter and popping popcorn. (OK, I know that's an understatement, but bear with me.) Considering how manufacturers love to integrate several appliances into one (usually with toasters, it would seem), it should come as no surprise that the ubiquitous microwave oven is finally starting to diversify.
Kitchen gadgets have been around for a long time. Toasters first appeared in the early 1900s, and it seemed gadget hounds have been filling their kitchens with them ever since. Luckily, they have progressed somewhat from their earlier, more dangerous days. But there are some items that deserve a second look as possibly being the best solution to a given task.
The Whirley-Pop Stovetop Popcorn Popper is a classically styled, vintage-inspired design that uses good old-fashioned arm strength to accomplish the task. Popcorn is popped directly on the stovetop. Simply place kernels and oil in the pot and start cranking. … Read more
I like popcorn. Considering how much popcorn is sold in this country, I'm betting a lot of you do, too. Whether you think of it as a movie-viewing essential, or a casual TV snack, the popped kernel of corn is a staple of American snack food. And, popcorn is one of the rare snack foods that actually isn't bad for you! That is, until you dress it with gobs of flavorings.
I'm not against flavored popcorn. I enjoy as much as anybody else the myriad flavors that are out there: kettle corn, caramel, cheese, butter, extra butter, … Read more
If you're exhausted from preparing the Thanksgiving feast and need a break from working your way through the leftovers, step away from it all and just enjoy something simple and easy. Don't worry, you have the days ahead to work your way through all those leftovers; they will still be there. Whether you are burnt out from shopping, or stuffed from stuffing, take a moment to sit back and let the microwave do all the work.
As we all know, there are a lot of microwave popcorn varieties available. Options range from the familiar, such as kettle corn … Read more
Several times throughout today's show, The 404 almost causes the universe to implode. Our Earth-shaking collection of topics today include a story about Viagra missiles, iPhone flaws and young love, divinely drunk intervention, and more Ryan Gosling/Ryan Reynolds confusion...which witch is which?!
One of the more ridiculous stories on today's show is about a man that somehow managed to smuggle a fake, but extremely realistic looking missile into New York with a sticker on the side that proudly read "VIVA VIAGRA." After driving around New York, making stops at Times Square and the Trump Tower, the man ended up in front of the Pfizer corporate building where the company promptly slapped a restraining order and a cease and desist warning on his man-made missile. The craziest part about this story is the fact that one man somehow drove through the Midtown tunnel and several New York police officers with a missile attached to his truck.
Is that all it takes? The man claims that ""New York City cops are smart. They know the difference between a mock-up and the real thing," and that's all well and good, but what about scaring the sh*t out of thousands of New Yorkers? Mass chaos isn't so fun. Do you think The 404 should pull a stunt like this? Clearly it'd be pretty easy to set in motion, and you know we need the publicity! Any suggestions? Leave us a comment and and let us know!EPISODE 202 Download today's podcast … Read more
Everyone's good at something, right? After 123 hours and 10 minutes of nonstop movie watching, we've found the best: Netflix's Popcorn Bowl event, in which participants watched multiple movies without sleep until they either gave up, broke the Guinness World Record for longest consecutive movie-watching session, or began to bleed from their eyes.
The event was held at Times Square in New York. It began on October 2 at noon EDT and ended on Wednesday at 3:10 p.m. EDT.
Didn't your mother ever tell you not to play with your food? If you never followed her advice, then at least now you can buy a bowl that gives you some justification. The Wild Fling Bowl from Wabash Valley Farms not only holds popcorn, but also comes with a basketball hoop and corresponding slingshot so that you can practice your aim with the fluffy snack.
The bowl also has a compartment to hold a remote control and soda can, although some users have said that the "holder for the remote control works OK, but the holder for a … Read more