YouTube: Teaching You More About Microwaves Than You Wanted to Know

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Where’s the best spot in a microwave to heat up food? If you answered the middle, you are about to learn something you never knew about the machine you use every day.

Now we know exactly where to put to warm our day-old takeout: on the edge.

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Don’t try this experiment at home, though. The National Electronics Museum has designed the machine to pass on the wisdom to folks like you and me. If you missed it in the video, this microwave operates on lower power and to absorb heat generated by the light bulbs. For those of you still not convinced, here are some videos of what might happen if you put light bulbs and other dangerous items into the microwave. Just don’t get any ideas.


A bar of Ivory soap won’t be so harmful — just really cool.


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