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Interesting Facts

  • “Microwaves have wavelengths that can be measured in centimeters! The longer microwaves, those closer to a foot in length, are the waves which heat our food in a microwave oven”[1].

  • The microwave was discovered by accident, when its inventor walked by a magnetron and a candy bar melted in his pocket[2]!

  • A common myth is that microwaving food is unhealthy and unsafe[3], this was proven wrong by the FDA.

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    [1] Ruth Netting,“Microwaves,” http://science.hq.nasa.gov/kids/imagers/ems/micro.html (accessed January 22, 2009).

    [2] Carlton Gallawa, “Who Invented Microwaves? Excerpts from the book The Complete Microwave Oven Service Handbook 2007,” http://www.gallawa.com/microtech/history.html (accessed January 22, 2009).

    [3] Sara McGrath, “Dangers of Microwaved Food: Quick Cooking Alternatives,” http://nutrition.suite101.com/article.cfm/dangers_of_microwave_oven_use (accessed January 22, 2009).

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