TikTok users dumbfounded by man’s video revealing the ‘real way’ to make popcorn: ‘Wait, this is crazy’

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A TikToker is going viral after sharing the alleged “real way” to cook microwave popcorn.

The video, which shows a feature of the popcorn bag that many viewers never knew about, comes courtesy of the mega-popular content creator @sidneyraz

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The TikToker’s page is full of mind-blowing life hacks, including clips on the best way to hang wall decorations, how to properly open an English muffin and why most people use airplane pillows backward

This latest clip is in that same vein, except it might be even more relatable. In the video, @sidneyraz explains why many of us are apparently making microwave popcorn the wrong way. 

“Here’s something I wish I knew before I was in my 30s,” he says in the clip. “You’re supposed to shake out the popcorn kernels that haven’t popped.”

Then, @sidneyraz proceeds to show just how easy that process can be. As he points out, many microwave popcorn bags feature a small opening at the bottom, which you can use to filter out the tiny, un-popped kernels.

To prove his point, the TikToker shakes the bag over a bowl. Dozens of kernels fall out, but his popcorn stays in the bag. 

TikTok users were largely baffled by the news. Many had no clue the feature existed.

“Wait, this is crazy,” one user wrote

“I thought the opening was an air vent,” another added

Others, however, argued that the kernels are what make microwave popcorn worthwhile. 

“No, I eat those,” one commenter wrote.

“You’re supposed to chew on them when you’re sad that you’re out of popcorn,” another user joked.

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