...why do people say nuke it when referring to microwave ovens? Microwave ovens do use radiation to cook, but this radiation has nothing to do with the radiation from nuclear energy. The radiation from nuclear energy can be dangerous because each bit of that radiation might kill cells. Any one bit of microwave radiation, on the other hand, is no more dangerous than any one bit of visible light. It’s the ability of the magnetron to concentrate lots of microwave radiation in a small space that makes microwave cooking possible.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Posted by Nick
I don't find this all that interesting myself, but if you like seeing bottles of glue (and lots of other stuff) microwaved, it's definitely for you (h/t to Not A Potted Plant).
The Twisted History of the Microwave Oven
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