Viral tweet tricks morons into thinking they can create shiny balls
Paul Joseph Watson
April 5, 2018
Having presumably grown bored of inhaling condoms and ingesting tide pods, some millennials are now taking part in the latest social media craze – microwaving aluminum foil in an attempt to create a shiny ball.
The trend started after a video in which a Japanese YouTuber polishes a silver ball to make it extra reflective and shiny went viral.
Somehow this then mutated into a viral tweet which asked, “Yall know this happened if you microwave foil for 3 minutes?”
Yall know this happened if you microwave foil for 3 minutes? pic.twitter.com/k4y51FyUN3
— Wilson♿️ (@Badoodled) April 2, 2018
Despite being posted on April 1 – April Fool’s Day – the tweet received over 38,000 retweets and over 62,000 likes.
Unaware of the basic fact that microwaving tin foil or aluminium is extremely dangerous and can cause serious fires, some people actually appeared to follow through and attempted the stunt.
Wow! I just burnt my microwave because of this😡😡😠😠 pic.twitter.com/blwEa2qrj9
— Tsonga King Wandile (@1ndi3_) April 2, 2018
I didn’t think it through, I just thought it looked like a cool thing to do😖😭😭
— Tsonga King Wandile (@1ndi3_) April 3, 2018
Uhhh is it supposed to be on fire? pic.twitter.com/Cj6EXnpjgh
— Dadam Ellis 🦅 (@AdamEIIis) April 2, 2018
is that normal, should i wait more? pic.twitter.com/sWwMRVkQvy
— Bi Sey Bulsaniye (@zennurisback) April 2, 2018
— Lance cinderblocks for feet thomas (@WoodinNYK) April 2, 2018
Hey this didn’t happen when I tried may I have a word w u
— lil porn $hop (@DMbuttstuff) April 2, 2018
While some of the claims may not be genuine (some of these are likely stock images), the sheer volume of people in the thread who said they would…