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View Diary: Pique the Geek 20110123:  The Physics of Cooking (110 comments)

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  •  How about cooking with radar? (3+ / 0-)

    I seem to remember an urban legend about Russian soldiers in Siberia staying warm by standing in front of large radar transmitters.  Microwave and radar are close...errr... i dunno :)

    •  That is no urban legend! (6+ / 0-)

      The microwave oven was discovered in the United States when a radar expert was working on a new design.  He got hungry, and pulled out his, now melted, milk chocolate bar from his pocket.  He later worked with Amana to create the first commercial microwave over, the Radar Range.  By the way, the first thing that they tried in the prototype was popcorn!

      I did an extensive piece a couple of years ago here.  Root around my profile to find it, since I have so many comments coming that I can not find it for you right now.  You know that I value my readers above all here.

      Warmest regards,


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