Now I can stop using a spoon to eat popcorn


So, in order to solve a significant ‘first world problem,’ I eat popcorn and other salty snacks with a spoon. (A titanium spork, but who’s counting.) This means I don’t have to wipe my hands off between snacking, and using a game controller or keyboard.

I came across this, and realized it was the true answer to my problem. What if a machine would shoot popcorn into my mouth on command?

Seriously, check out this video, I give you, the Popinator:





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  • Gareth

    This had better not be a hoax. My life now feels incomplete without one…

  • Dave, ex-Kwisatz Haderach

    Shut up and take my money!

  • Baal

    I also have a titanium spork at work for pretty much the same reasons. I also use it to threaten unruly co-workers. “Fear My SPORK!”

  • D-Dave

    Am I the only one who solves this first-world problem using chopsticks? It’s great for (board) game nights – you can eat the chips/popcorn/other snacks without getting your fingers (and thus the game pieces) covered.

    • kagekiri

      Nope! I totally have done the same with chips and gummy bears (some leave a bit of oily residue) while gaming. I’ve also used them for ice cream and cake and some other baked goods that are sticky, which got me funny looks even from other proficient chopstick wielders.

    • John Horstman

      That’s a great idea – it’s functional AND it will allow me to show off my masterful chopsticking skills. :-)

  • Sithrazer

    There was (station now defunct) a radio DJ here that created something to try and solve that problem. I even managed to find a video of it.
    It doesn’t have the neat gadget factor of the Popinator, but it works with more snacks than popcorn. Also, it’s much goofier looking than the Popinator.