At one Evil Oil Company site, microwave popcorn was temporarily banned due to the stupidity of one woman and her resulting tantrum.
Lady put her popcorn into the microwave, set the timer to 23 instead of 2.30 minutes. Of course, it caught on fire, and the smell/smoke caused an incident, which ended by the Security people having to remove the by-now trashed microwave. Lady got a reprimand from the Security Head and her supervisor and some ribbing from her coworkers.
About 2-3 hours later, one of the plant workers came into the office and, not knowing what took place, innocently commented to Lady, "Gee, I smell popcorn." Lady went into a rage and went off on the poor plant worker, who then complained to Lady's supervisor. Lady was suspended for 2-3 days, a new microwave was purchased, and popcorn was banned from the office for several months. Once Lady was transferred to another site, popcorn was allowed back.