Another day, another group of people being careless on the Internet.
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 process that takes a lot of time:
But 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.
Just nuke it:
Not too shocking that folks are trying to start trouble.
It's also not too shocking that other people are trying it:
Of course, people are probably joking and just Googled "broken microwave pics."
But it still seems important to warn people: DO NOT PUT FOIL IN THE MICROWAVE.
DISCLAIMER: YOU CAN NOT MICROWAVE FOIL.... 2018 and i feel the need to make that known, god help us.— Alex Papiccio (@alexpapiccio) April 3, 2018
Don't do it. No matter how much you want something shiny.
Really though, DON'T DO IT.