Thursday, June 14, 2007

City of Seattle may ban microwave popcorn

Burning microwave popcorn at Seattle City Hall has forced so many building evacuations that now the city is actually considering banning the product. [After all, it's hard to know how many minutes [exactly] it takes to pop the perfect kernel. And I personally have a hard time shutting off the nuking device before burning my Jiffy Pop.]Seattle Facilities Director Pedro Vasquez says burning microwave popcorn could be a huge problem in the future, so this is why the memo went out to all the employees. He says the City just wants its employees to follow this simple rule: listen to the pop to know when to stop.

Popcorn is not the easiest thing to cook. Who knows if it's really two, two-and-a-half or three minutes? An unsupervised bag can destroy productivity for all your co-workers.

Tags: Seattle | Health

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