How do I make the aluminum balls?

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With the microwave + sandpaper.

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Apr 07, 2019

    Don't think you can put alum. in microwave.

  • Dmholt4391 Dmholt4391 on Apr 07, 2019

    For static cling in your dryer? Just tear off a big hunk of tin foil and wad it up, and there you go.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 07, 2019

    In today's day and age, misinformation spreads faster than wildfire. Remember the Tide pod days and how the company literally had to urge its customers not to stick the cleaning detergent in their mouths? No matter how tasty (what?) they might appear.

    So it comes as a surprise to no one that people are once again being careless and crazy on the internet. This time it doesn't have to do with detergent, though.

    If you haven't seen it, there is currently a trend circulating in which people take an enormous amount of aluminum foil, form it into a ball, and slowly, methodically pound it down and sand it until it is a perfect shiny sphere. It's an intensely laborious, painstaking process that takes a lot of time, and presumably can only be completed by someone who has nothing better to do with their lives than work hard to achieve something that looks like a silver ball,ut where there is a trend, there is someone looking to spread mischief. In fact, a couple people are trying to spread the rumor that you can have a perfect, shiny foil ball without all the work and patience.

    It's really insanely simple. So simple it's almost crazy it hasn't become a meme decades ago. People wanted to troll the poor folk who didn't have time to patiently sand their aluminum foil balls into just throwing their useless prop into the microwave.The aluminum can burst into fire and ruin your microwave.Here’s how to actually do it

    1. Create a rough sphere with aluminium foil.
    2. Use a rubber hammer to shape it into a more exact sphere.
    3. Hammer the ball for about two hours. Once the ball’s hard enough, use a hammer to shape again.
    4. Polish the ball with coarse sandpaper, and then with fine sandpaper.
    5. Put liquid abrasive on a dry cloth to gently polish the ball.

    The process obviously did not involve a microwave, but a prank soon emerged from it and took a life of its own. Some conniving Twitter users took advantage of the more gullible netizens, tricking them into throwing foil in the microwave.thin, wrinkled pieces of foil are unable to reflect the electromagnetic waves that microwaves generate. These pieces thus "rapidly heat up until they ignite." You'll probably see sparks, at which point you should immediately remove your food and take off the bits of foil that have ignited. But if you don't remove the foil right away, or you microwave metal for an extended period of time — for example, if you were to microwave a ball of foil for three minutes — you'll likely damage your appliance, or even set your kitchen on fire. only use new and smooth pieces of foil when heating up food in a microwave. You should also mold the foil until it lies smoothly against your food to ensure that no edges are sticking out. But if your microwave has metal shelves or a metal turntable, don't use aluminum foil or metal pans at all.



    • Flipturn Flipturn on Apr 21, 2019

      Thanks for the explanation as I had not heard about this fad yet.


      One question: Why?

  • Deb K Deb K on Apr 07, 2019

    This may be what you are looking for

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/michelleno/shiny-aluminum-foil-ball-trend

    I don't think you need a microwave though

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Apr 21, 2019

    No, do not put aluminium foil in a microwave. Any small or thin pieces of foil, even aluminium foil residue can cause a dangerous fire!