Okay, so, just a little quickie lesson for everyone out there who hasn’t quite grasped the basics of household appliances: if you put metal in the microwave, that sh*t is highly likely to catch fire. I can’t believe I have to tell anyone this, but apparently, it bears repeating.
Yep. There is a new “trend” in 2018 and it could very well burn down your damn house. Apparently, it wasn’t stupid enough for people to bite into Tide Pods or snort condoms, but now, people are trying to microwave tin foil.
It all began when Japanese Twitter user @Asu_Astell shared a tweet in March detailing how he shaped a ball of tin foil, hammered it, and polished it into a shiny aluminum orb. The tweet has been liked over 269,000 times.
— アス (@Asu_Astell) March 16, 2018
However, some garbage Twitter folk are now using photos of @Asu_Astell’s beautiful work to dupe people into thinking that they can achieve a similarly shiny effect by heating balls of aluminum foil in the microwave.
Yall know this happened if you microwave foil for 3 minutes? pic.twitter.com/k4y51FyUN3
— Wilson♿ (@Badoodled) April 2, 2018
Awesome joke, guys. Nothing like fooling people into setting their microwaves on fire!
I just tried this. If you put a tight ball of tin foil in the microwave for a few minutes it turns into a real ball. Can’t believe it actually worked pic.twitter.com/h32voZnya2
— KODY (@KodyJohnJohn) April 2, 2018
wrap your food in foil paper and put it in the microwave for 1 min it heats up faster
— BadBwoiCoolie (@FvckingCoolie) March 31, 2018
Works but you have to leave it in for at least 10 minutes pic.twitter.com/IzaL5BC4Eu
— Dom (@domaloevera) April 2, 2018
Obviously, people are calling out the tricksters for their tasteless trolling — and urging people to use their g*ddamn common sense.
Bitch ass nigga. pic.twitter.com/X7vFe1VcZR
— There’s Nothing Wrong With My Microwave (@DJWallieMayne) April 2, 2018
DISCLAIMER: YOU CAN NOT MICROWAVE FOIL…. 2018 and i feel the need to make that known, god help us.
— Alex Papiccio (@alexpapiccio) April 3, 2018
If you put foil in the microwave because Twitter said so, you are a certified dumbass https://t.co/bKDfRESxqB
— Baby Girl ?? (@MoMoolahh) April 3, 2018
You be joking like this and there gon’ be idiots actually trying to microwave foil my dude https://t.co/j16gazWAVL
— Ken Adams (@princehasanii) April 3, 2018
This is not done by microwaving foil, it is done by sanding and polishing aluminum foil. Get your facts right. If you’re gonna put that in your microwave, you’re gonna cause sparks and start a god damn fire.??♀️ https://t.co/MtRTjFNdy6
— Akihtsas?⚜ (@Sasthikapreeya) April 3, 2018
Long story short: if you want a shiny ball made of tin foil, you need a rubber mallet and a lot of time and skill on your hands — not a microwave.
Here’s to not burning down your apartment in 2018!