Once upon a time, they lived happily ever after. The end. If that story sounds a little unfulfilling, perhaps this one will satiate your appetite: Once upon a time, you watched a movie. The end. Still need more? Of course, you do. What's a movie without popcorn?
The king of all movie snacks, however, has a plot hole. While eyes are glued to the screen, whether it be the silver screen or the HDTV screen, they cannot watch the food. And popcorn hides a little secret lurking in the bottom of the bowl: unpopped kernels.
Time for a new character to enter.
The Popcorn Bowl ($75), as the name does more than suggest, is a vessel for eating popcorn out of. But, there's a twist. The bottom of this particular bowl hides a secret compartment. The stoneware bowl features a colander-like trap door that allows pesky kernels to fall through while keeping the fluffy popped goodness within reach. No more surprise kernels finding their way into a big handful of popcorn.
The movie-night accessory has its own intriguing back story. The sifting bowl originally appeared on Etsy, designed by Catherine Smith. Online retailer UncommonGoods contacted her and licensed the design. After a few minor design tweaks and a hydraulic press, the ceramic Popcorn Bowl is now set to be a hit in your living room -- regardless of how the plot of the movie you watch plays out.
(Via Coolest Gadgets)