You just have to know how everything works, do you? Well, put that theory to the test with the Oncle Sam from Low-Tech Factory. The contraption from designers Laurent Beirnaert, Pierre Bouvier, and Paul Tubiana takes the explosive multi-hatching of the traditional bowl of popcorn and breaks it down into a fully transparent, one-kernel-at-a-time process. While gear-heads may marvel at the craftsmanship, it may not be as appealing to those of us who like to grab fistfuls at a time of sweet buttery goodness.

On the other hand, it will cause one to savor and enjoy each piece of popcorn more so than the microwave or stove-top. Kernels are held in a reservoir that deploys the individual kernel to an open flame that results in the “pop.” The machine will even salt it for you when finished. Can’t pop top that.