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Have you ever wondered happens when you put tin foil or other objects in the Microwave? Today I saw a story on slashdot (a great site for techies) showing some really amazing results from putting common objects in the Microwave. Unfortunately, the writer provided a link filled with pop-ups, so instead of providing that link I’ve included similar videos here.

Please … DO NOT try any of these at home. Many of them could start a fire or ruin your Microwave. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy watching these little science experiments. Each video is short, so you should be able to watch them all pretty quickly. Some of the results, such as the oozing soap and the plasma matches, are really surprising.

Match – creates balls of plasma
(if you can’t see the video, click here)

Match – catching the balls of plasma in a glass
(if you can’t see the video, click here)

CD – looks like spider web(if you can’t see the video, click here)

Soap – wow!(if you can’t see the video, click here)

Light bulb
(if you can’t see the video, click here)

Grapes – surprisingly, more plasma balls!
(if you can’t see the video, click here)

And finally, the old standby … tin foil
(if you can’t see the video, click here)

What’d you think?

9 Responses to “Don’t try this at home: Microwave Experiments”

  1. on 19 Nov 2006 at 11:12 pm Stace Tahi

    Wow, those are all so cool!

  2. on 20 Nov 2006 at 5:10 pm Luke

    I’ve seen all but the soap before.

    Stole those from the /. crowd, didn’t you?

  3. on 20 Nov 2006 at 5:58 pm Anita Bath

    I think ben took them from the slashdot crowd because the slashdot link was filled with spam and a virus. Otherwise he would have just posted the link.

  4. on 20 Nov 2006 at 8:48 pm Luke

    I heard that even if you put a pyrex glass over the match, the plasma will melt though it! That is Hot! Maybe a new way to cook turkeys for Thanksgiving?

  5. on 30 Nov 2006 at 9:55 pm vincent

    Did you still alive? XD

  6. on 04 Dec 2006 at 5:57 am Peggy

    I’ve tried the soap one ,but you can do it when the soap gets small, and then u can make it full of air inside , butta it’s not that good to use so throught it away!!

  7. on 23 Dec 2006 at 10:41 pm Simpel PENNY

    I think the soap one is really cool.It looks like food oozing out of a plate.I think the plazama balls are beautiful but dangerous.The safest might be catching plazama in a glass.The CD got fired did it?

  8. on 24 Dec 2006 at 10:28 am Simpel PENNY

    How many miunets does it take to do one experiment?

  9. on 19 Feb 2007 at 8:03 am Ryan

    o.O O.o

    lets put kirby in the microwave (>”)> (>”

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