Do Rice KrispiesTM Snap, Crackle, or Pop?
If you have some Rice KrispiesTM or other
crisped rice cereal at home, you can listen to crackling noise.
Crackling Noise Demonstration
Get a bowl, fill it with the cereal, and pour on milk, and listen.
Just like fire crackling, the sounds come at random times.
Sometimes a lot will happen at once, and sometimes there will be quiet
periods. Some of the sounds are also much louder than others.
We don't want to say that Rice KrispiesTM
doesn't pop or snap: that's a question for English teachers or dictionary
writers. What we're saying is the noise it makes is different from
pencils snapping or
popcorn popping, in a way which is
The way we are using the words here, Rice