A viral tweet is tricking people into microwaving tin foil

Greg Evans
Tuesday 03 April 2018 11:45
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If you are up to date on your viral crazes then you'll be more than aware of the tin foil trend currently taking Japan by storm.

It basically involves people polishing a ball of tin foil until it resembles a huge reflective silver ball and it looks very satisfying.

However, with nearly all viral trends there is a dark side to it, which will attempt to fool anyone into performing something unsafe.

Rather than telling people to get their foil balls in the right way with polish, a viral tweet is encouraging people to microwave their foil for three minutes.

Now, you don't need to be a genius to know that microwaving foil or any type of metal is extremely dangerous and is likely to cause a serious fire.

Even the smallest amount of foil is likely to cause a considerable amount of smoke, as this writer found out during his student years.

Even Jennifer Lawrence knows what the feeling is like.

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Basically what we are saying is for your own safety don't attempt to microwave tin foil just because a viral tweet told you to do so.

Sadly some of the replies are trying to pass the tweet off as legitimate and have posted their 'results' online.

Others have unfortunately taken the bait and quickly found out it was just a cruel joke.

C'mon everyone. Safety first. Don't believe everything you see on the internet. Thank us later.

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