Popinator popcorn machine turns out to be hoax

September 20, 2012 1:24:13 PM PDT
It turns out the Popinator, an automatic popcorn device that's taken the internet by storm, is a hoax."The Popinator is a fully automated voice activated popcorn launching machine that is triggered by the word pop," said an electronic engineer for Thinkmodo.

However that's not really true. It's all just a guerilla marketing campaign for a popcorn company.

The co-founders of Thinkmodo dreamed up the gadget which actually fires popcorn not by voice command, but remote control. Catching the kernels required repeated takes for the video.