No significant nutritional differences exist between foods prepared by conventional and microwave methods. pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7…
Carrots β€˜spark’ in the microwave npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
The designs on the microwave door glass act as a Faraday Cage to block the electrons from the microwaves. The shapes stop the wave from reaching outside the glass, thereby preventing damage to our eyes from looking inside the microwave. physicsworld.com/a/are-fa…
For 17 years the Parkes Radio Telescope in Australia detected mysterious signals which left scientists baffled. The source of the signals turned out to be a microwave in the kitchen staffers used to heat up their lunches. theguardian.com/science/2…
Magnetron tubes, a component of military radar, had no use after World War II. Magnetron makers like Raytheon sought new applications for the technology, which resulted in the invention of the Raytheon Raydarange, the first microwave oven, in 1946. spectrum.ieee.org/tech-hi…
Today I learned of two AT&T technicians who won the Nobel Prize for accidentally discovering cosmic microwave background, an important foundation of cosmology, while trying to develop telecommunications technology. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
Setting the power level on a microwave doesn’t change how much energy/heat is put out by the magnetron; rather, it changes how long the magnetron runsβ€”at full powerβ€”in the cook time set. theeagle.com/brazos_life/…
In 1998 Australian Astronomers detected fast radio burst signals, and named them Perytons. It was soon discovered that it was escaping radiation from the microwave in the lunch room, which was being stopped by using the door release without pushing the stop button first. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
The microwave was created on accident and derived from radar technology. One day, Percy Spencer arrived at the lab with a candy bar and noticed it get extremely warm. After testing more foods, they came out with the first microwave, "The Radarange". businessinsider.com/how-t…
Microwave power settings don't actually adjust the power levels. The magnetron simply turns on and off in cycles to allow heat to be radiated throughout the food. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Apple’s famous designer, Jony Ive started his career designing combs, microwaves and a toilet. bbc.com/news/technology-4…
Today I learned about American woman China Arnold who was convicted of murdering her 28 day old daughter by cooking her in a microwave oven in 2006. Arnold appealed the decision several times before finally receiving life without parole in 2011 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Microwaves heat things by flipping an electromagnetic field fast enough that polar molecules in the field never stop spinning to align to it. Because moving molecules are hot molecules, the food gets hot. Translation: we heat our food by turning it's molecules into electric motors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die…
If microwaves had clear glass windows you would be exposed to the harmful microwaves they emit. The metal mesh screen over the windows have large enough holes for our eyes to see inside, but small enough to block the harmful microwaves that would otherwise be emitted. learning.knoji.com/why-mi…
John Franzese was a mob boss who was taped by an informant discussing the ideal method of disposing of a body. He recommended taking 30 minutes to an hour to dismember the body in a kiddie pool, dry the parts in a microwave and finally mulch them in a commercial grade garbage disposal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Microwave ovens DON’T heat food using the β€œresonant frequency” of water. They work by causing polar molecules (water is one, and so are some fats) to rotate back and forth quickly in an oscillating electromagnetic field, producing molecular vibrations (heat). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die…
Microwave ovens operate on 2.4 GHz and can interfere with your WiFi. scienceabc.com/innovation…
Microwave popcorn is a completely different type of popcorn from the popcorn sold as caramel corn. Microwave popcorn uses butterfly kernels, while caramel corn uses mushroom kernels. popcornopolis.com/blog/bu…
The B/W dots that you see on TV, as well as the background "hiss" that you hear in-between radio channels are actually fragments of the Big Bang AKA "radiation leftover" or "cosmic microwave background radiation" universetoday.com/25560/t…
Ants can easily survive being microwaved due to having a large body surface area to volume ratio and an ability to position themselves in between microwaves beams due to their small size. independent.co.uk/environ…
The electricity used by the clock radio on the microwave ovens and such are call Vampire Electricity and the clock radio itself is referred to as Phantom loads. paylesspower.com/blog/vam…
An ant wouldn't get killed if you microwave it. They dont have a high enough water content and because they are so small they can "dodge" the hot spots in the microwave just by walking around. independent.co.uk/environ…
In 1945, a school dropout and self-taught electrical engineer named Percy Spencer was working at Ratheon. He stepped in front of a magnetron, a device that powers radars. He noticed a chocolate bar in his pocket had melted. Later that year, he filed a patent for the first microwave oven. newenglandhistoricalsocie…
Heating water in a microwave to make tea doesn't yield the same result other methods. Microwaved water doesn't heat up evenly. slate.com/culture/2013/06…
Peter Glasser was granted a patent in 1973 for converting solar energy to electricity in outer space and beaming them back to earth as microwave energy using a large antenna (up to one square km). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spa…
Today I learned about the "Axis of evil" | Observations of the cosmic microwave background radiation have observed several anomalies that seem to put our solar system as the "center", specifically in that our "top half" of the CMB is slightly cooler than the "bottom half". This is as of yet unexplained. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axi…
Brown paper bags should never go in the microwave because they can catch on fire, emit toxic fumes, and pass germs to food. today.com/home/what-can-c…
Popcorn was the first food deliberately cooked with microwaves youtu.be/4h1ESUz2H3E?t=11…
(the hard way) that heating your coffee in the microwave on extra high, and then stirring with a plastic spoon will make the coffee violently boil. mcgill.ca/oss/article/you…
Microwaves are "non-ionising" radiation, meaning they are too low-energy to damage DNA. So your microwave could give you a nasty burn (enough to kill you, even), but only in the same manner as your oven. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
Grapes in a microwave create plasma because the wave lengths are the same size as the grapes youtube.com/watch?v=wCrtk…
The first food deliberately cooked in a microwave was popcorn. The second was an egg, which exploded in the face of one of the researchers en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mic…
If you microwave a sliced grape, it can explode in a fireball of super-heated plasma. minds.com/blog/view/17727…
Today I learned of mysterious radio signals, called "perytons", that mimicked signals from deep space but were detected only at Parkes Observatory in Australia. They were actually caused by opening a microwave oven's door early. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
Microwave ovens do not heat food by operating at a special resonance of water molecules. Instead, in a phenomenon known as dielectric heating, molecules in food rotate as they try to align themselves with the alternating electric field, colliding with other molecules and heating the food. wtamu.edu/~cbaird/sq/2014…
Today I learned of a disease known as 'popcorn lung.' A respiratory illness due to exposure to a chemical that flavors microwave popcorn. Before most companies removed this chemical, a man who ate two bags a day and inhaled the steam, sued a food company and was awarded $7 mil. theatlantic.com/health/ar…
The Microwave was first commercially sold on October 25, 1955 for $1295 by Tappan. It was 750 pounds and required plumbing since it needed to be water cooled. It wasn't until 1960's that it was re engineered to fit on counter-tops. edn.com/electronics-blogs…
Carrots can explode and catch on fire in the microwave due to metals in the soil they were grown in nowthisnews.com/videos/fo…
Lloyd Groff Copeman, grandfather of singer Linda Ronstadt, was a famous inventor with almost 700 patents in his name including rubber ice cube trays and early versions of the microwave, electric stove, fridge and toaster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
The inventor of the microwave oven only received $2 for his discovery aps.org/publications/apsn…
No amount of radiation will escape from your microwave oven if you open the door without stopping it first - it takes just 64 nanoseconds to decay to 0.1% [PDF] emu.dk/sites/default/file…
Signals that baffled astronomers for 17 years were traced to the observatory microwave theguardian.com/science/2…
Unlike forks, spoons generally don't create sparks in the microwave because of their shape npr.org/templates/story/s…
Microwaves work by vibrating particles within food, such as water, heating food through use of friction. This also means that anything that doesn't have liquid in it is unaffected by the microwaves, i.e plates, paper, plastic Ect. businessinsider.com/how-d…
A microwave heats your food up by vibrating water molecules between your food which creates friction, causing heat. scientificamerican.com/ar…
The microwaves in your microwave oven only penetrate your food to about 1/2". If you are heating pieces bigger than 1", the inside heats at a much slower rate through heat conduction from the warm outer parts. That's why your food ends up burning hot on the outside and cold on the inside. genuineideas.com/Articles…
The clocks in microwaves and stoves use the frequency of the power grid to keep time instead of quartz crystals. As the frequency can fluctuate, this explains why they keep poor time. phys.org/news/2011-06-pow…
Original Microwave Ovens were 6 ft tall, weighed 750 pounds and had to be water cooled to keep them from overheating. wired.com/2010/10/1025hom…

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