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    Post The Amazing True Story of How the Microwave Was Invented by Accident

    The Amazing True Story of How the Microwave Was Invented by Accident - Never underestimate the power of snacks and serendipity.


    The dull halogen light. The spinning glass plate. The humming that terminates in a "BEEP." Today the sights, sounds, and smells of the microwave oven are immediately familiar to most Americans. There's a microwave in 90 percent of American homes heating everything from popcorn topork rinds in a hurry.

    The microwave is beloved for its speed and ease of use. But what you might not know about your indispensable kitchen appliance is that it was invented utterly by accident one fateful day 70 years ago, when a Raytheon engineer named Percy Spencer was testing a military-grademagnetron and suddenly realized his snack had melted.


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    When I was in the Navy we were warned not to stand in front of the radar transmitters because "they will cook your brains". This was in the late 1960's

    Its amazing how many common everyday items we use around the house were originally developed for warfare.
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    Due to WiFi, we no longer have a microwave.

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