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ckdvm
wow (cell phones cook and egg)
Date: Jul 22, 2007 6:13:28 AM PDT
Author: ckdvm

" And I thought that 2nd hand smoke signals were bad for me!!!
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We set two cell phones face to face...
Between the two cell phones we placed an egg (raw) as you can see on the picture.
We have made a communication between the two cell phones during approximately 65 minutes.
After 25 minutes the egg became warm;
After 45 minutes the egg was hot;
After 65 minutes the egg was boiled!!!
Conclusion: the radiation given by the cell phones can change the protein of the egg. Imagined what it can do with our brains...
(Experience confirmed by the Institute of Engineers of Porto – Portugal)"

there are two photos in this email that I can't access "unknown file type" - one has a picture of two cell phones on either side of an egg (how you can tell it is raw I have no idea) then the second photo is of someone peeling a hard boiled egg. The first photo also has a picture stamp on it "zol.com.cn" and some foreign character letters (chinese?) This email sounds fishy - what do you think? I couldn't find it on snopes.com either.
Last modified by ChainBreaker on Jul 31 2007 5:56PM
 

 

ChainBreaker
 
Date: Jul 31, 2007 5:53:47 PM PDT
Author: ChainBreaker

The Urban Legend expert at About.com provides the scoop on this one:


The "news" that radio frequency emissions from a pair of cell phones can be harnessed for cooking caused quite a stir in the blogosphere when it broke last February. Skeptics insisted it was impossible -- that the slight wattage emitted by mobile phones isn't strong or consistent enough to heat an object to cooking temperature. Some tried to replicate the experiment, without success. Others investigated the original source of the information, the Wymsey Village Web, and questioned its authenticity. Mightn't the name "Wymsey" be a clue?

Sure enough, the site's Webmaster, one Charles Ivermee of Southampton, U.K., stepped forward to acknowledge authorship of the article and confirm that its content was purely satirical, not factual. "It was 6 years ago," Ivermee told Gelf Magazine, "but I seem to recall that there was a lot of concern about people's brains getting fried and being from a radio/electronics background I found it all rather silly. So I thought I'd add to the silliness." He expressed bewilderment at how seriously people seemed to be taking it. One British exam study site, he said, had republished the information without even attempting to verify it.


More info (and photos):
http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_cook_egg_cell_phones.htm
Last modified by ChainBreaker on Jul 31 2007 5:55PM
 

 
 
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