Microwave Tinfoil Into Sphere Smooth Ball Within Minutes: Fact Check


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Did you know, you can Microwave Tinfoil Into Sphere Smooth Ball within Minutes.

Other Versions

1. If you form tinfoil into a sphere and microwave it for 6 to 7 minutes it will smooth out and be shiny.

2. If you put a tight ball of tin or Aluminum foil in the microwave for a few minutes it turns into a real ball.

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Fact Check:

Certain images and videos in circulation online claim that you can actually Microwave Tinfoil into Sphere Smooth Ball within Minutes. Accordingly, when you put a tight ball of Tin or even Aluminum foil inside the microwave for few minutes it turns into a real, smooth and shiny ball. The messages carried before and after images purporting to show the same. Beware, the claims are not facts – you cannot microwave tinfoil into sphere like that.

Origin of Claim: Microwave Tinfoil Into Sphere

Around March 2018, some people hammered and polished rolls of Aluminum foil until they turned into shiny sphere balls. Shown below are one such video and related images shared on social media sites.

Around April 2018, some prankster seems to have made up a joke saying you can microwave aluminum (tin in later versions) foil into sphere smooth ball similarly. They used the earlier images to make the claim look authentic. The message went viral after heavy sharing on YouTube, image sharing websites, Reddit and elsewhere online. Later, it turned into a ball meme and more importantly, tricked people into putting aluminum/tin foil in the microwave to create shiny ‘metal’ balls. The fact of the matter is, you cannot microwave tinfoil into sphere (or even aluminum).

Microwaving aluminum or tinfoil can be dangerous instead (shown in video below). Thin, wrinkled pieces of metal, like aluminum or tinfoil heat up very quickly from the Microwaves. Consequently, they can ignite, cause fire or explosion in worst case. In fact, some unsuspecting people who tried the so-called trick ended up with similar fate, damaging their Microwave appliance.

 

So, like we always say, be careful of what you read, believe and follow online. Not every source of information is authentic.

Hoax or Fact:

Hoax.


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