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Laser etched popcorn Kernels

Use lasers to draw lines on popcorn kernels then when they pop they have different shapes
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Use lasers to draw lines on popcorn kernels then when they pop they have different shapes

you could even try using a laser to draw lines on popcorn kernels such that the crinkly bit is more pleasant

You could even coat popcorn kernals with a strengthening layer then laser etch then pop to get really particular shapes

note: rice krispies n corn pops are little blobs of carbohydrate that are like artificial popcorn kernels These could also be laser etched to create unusually ornate breakfast food

beanangel, Jun 07 2009

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       maybe useful for those last few that you have to leave unpopped or risk burning some of the others.
FlyingToaster, Jun 07 2009
  

       I am not sure how far you could predefine the resultant shapes, as the (inequal) heating and individual internal structure might mean quite some noise, but _something_ would be achievable, which is nice.
loonquawl, Jun 07 2009
  

       Brilliant [beanangel] I love it [+]
zen_tom, Jun 07 2009
  

       Genius - I knew you'd come up with a good one sooner or later [+]
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jun 07 2009
  

       By making repeated patterns of circles/points, you could create a 3D popcorn jigsaw.
Amazing idea.
fridge duck, Jun 07 2009
  

       [+] but exploding popcorns already have diiferent shapes. Perhaps by //Use lasers to draw lines on popcorn kernels then when they pop they have different shapes// you mean "have definably different shapes". As opposed to their current random explosions.   

       Having said this, however, we have to presume that the *all*, or at least most, exploding popcorns have no such random explosions. Adding any information, like predispostion to explode in a certain way will be smothered by the random explosions otherwise.   

       Still [+] because it is good...
4whom, Jun 07 2009
  

       I am generally interested in popcorn, because the end result, which relies on so many conditions, collapses into a resultant form. Is this resultant form computable from its original form, and energy source? The basic conditions are so similar, that the random result ( of popcorn shapes) would either point to a more eleaborate initial structure, or a more elaborate process.   

       This interests me...
4whom, Jun 07 2009
  

       [+] from me.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 07 2009
  

       //unusually ornate breakfast food//
Croissants, perhaps?+
Ling, Jun 07 2009
  

       Helical popcorn.
wagster, Jun 08 2009
  

       + //Genius - I knew you'd come up with a good one sooner or later.//
well, we waited!!
xandram, Jun 08 2009
  
      
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