22 February 2009

Do Not Microwave Metal ~ An MIT PhD's Lesson;-)

Do not microwave Domino's chicken wing left-overs while they're still in an aluminum foil wrapper and cardboard box! The resulting sparks can ignite things, nevermind leaving a charred, smelly mess. Yes, I thought this was obvious, but my post-doc friend -- who shall remain nameless to protect his employability as an MIT engineering PhD alumnus;-) -- was under the impression that it's an "old wives' tale" that you shouldn't put metal in microwave ovens. Oh really?-) Perhaps an instructional Moment of Science is in order. Or take a peek at How Stuff Works. Or, better yet, just watch the 'Tube...

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