November 29, 2019

Adventures in Steam Engineering and Their Applicability to the Precautionary Principle.

So. I put a piece of leftover chicken in the microwave this afternoon for 45 seconds as I have done many, many times before. At about 30 seconds there was a loud explosion as the as the flesh of the chicken bird evenly dispersed itself around the interior of my microwave.

It's all clean now but golly, I haven't had a microwave mishap like that since that time when I was a kid...with the egg.

So perhaps the takeaway here is that moisture can flash to steam in unpredictable ways. However, if  we were to err on the side of caution and assume that chickens of any age have the potential to interact catastrophically with radiation, then this has implications!

"We'll have to take iguanas to mars instead!"

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 07:21 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Happened to me before with a chunk of beef liver.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Fri Nov 29 21:43:14 2019 (LZ7Bg)

2 Snow's clam chowder heats fine. Campbell's Chunky Clam Chowder explodes reliably.

Posted by: Mauser at Mon Dec 2 23:57:12 2019 (Ix1l6)

3 My recipe for ten-minute teriyaki tuna includes "use a bowl with a heavy lid".

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tue Dec 3 09:43:42 2019 (PiXy!)

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