Skip

Try putting a lightbulb in a glass of milk
October 30, 2011 2:20 PM   Subscribe

Microwhat is a website where people microwave stuff, just to see what it looks like after 60 seconds on setting 9. [warning: blinky]
posted by mippy (33 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Conceptually interesting but the animated gifs make it impossible to look at for more than 20 seconds.
posted by NoraReed at 2:21 PM on October 30, 2011 [9 favorites]


They're showing up as static photos on my phone!
posted by mippy at 2:23 PM on October 30, 2011


So how does one PAUSE the gif to view the AFTER image as that is primarily what I'm interested in?
posted by Fizz at 2:23 PM on October 30, 2011


Couldn't handle the images flashing that fast. Must...slow...down.
posted by homeless Visigoth at 2:24 PM on October 30, 2011


The before and after images are just below the gibbering gifs.
posted by dng at 2:24 PM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


There should be a "not safe for epileptics" tag on this.
posted by HuronBob at 2:26 PM on October 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


Those animated gifs are going to give me a fucking anxiety attack.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 2:26 PM on October 30, 2011 [5 favorites]


What the hell is that? Do a mouseover event, man. Be way cooler and infinitely less annoying.

I wanted to make an ask me of what would happen if you put a flipvideo in a microwave and recorded while it was spinning. Mostly because I wanted to inspire someone to do it. (I also wanted to se the results.) It would be for science.
posted by cjorgensen at 2:35 PM on October 30, 2011


Blimey, are they that bad? They show up as static on my phone, and my migraine propensity seems to be photosensitive so I'd totally have noticed.
posted by mippy at 2:36 PM on October 30, 2011


After you bring up one of the large images you can click on it to cycle between before/after/annoyinganimated versions. You can also click on the left and right sides to do the same thing. It's really an unnecessarily complicated interface and presentation, and in service of some pretty underwhelming content too.

...Not to be a dick about it or anything.
posted by palidor at 2:37 PM on October 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


(One of the reasons I stopped using LJ (there was a thriving and witty London possee, shut up) was that animated/flashing profile pics got dead popular with trolls.)
posted by mippy at 2:39 PM on October 30, 2011


I think site design was microwaved on 9 for at least an hour.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:40 PM on October 30, 2011 [2 favorites]


Awesome but fuck what an annoying interface!
posted by Senor Cardgage at 2:44 PM on October 30, 2011


Worst Interface of the Year 2011 Award better get the trophy recut. A late contender has entered the field!
posted by Jehan at 2:45 PM on October 30, 2011


Extremely poor man's Should I Microwave This?
posted by deezil at 2:45 PM on October 30, 2011


Stupid idea made stupider through stupid execution. In other words: Gibbering Gifs for President!
posted by elwoodwiles at 2:59 PM on October 30, 2011


Needs a trigger warning; thanks!
posted by Renoroc at 3:10 PM on October 30, 2011


Watch this South Park episode to see what happens when you microwave your balls. (Spoiler alert: it's a way to get medical marijuana)
posted by Eekacat at 3:15 PM on October 30, 2011


I expect to see something animal being nuked. Not gonna click. [shudder] 🐹💀
posted by five fresh fish at 3:17 PM on October 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


I prefer the YouTube channel of Microwave This.
posted by msbutah at 3:18 PM on October 30, 2011


Of the ten items on that page, I am familiar with only four. Two nations divided by diet?

Preemptive thanks for your desire to explain your country's confectionary to me, but I'd really rather not know.
posted by Busy Old Fool at 3:19 PM on October 30, 2011


(The icons says hamster death, maybe. Probably not. They probably say box box. Which isn't useful. Humbug.)
posted by five fresh fish at 3:19 PM on October 30, 2011


there are no animals...unless you count peeps. or eggs...which are sort of a pre-animal.
posted by sexyrobot at 3:23 PM on October 30, 2011


(The icons says hamster death, maybe. Probably not. They probably say box box. Which isn't useful. Humbug.)

I see a hamster and a skull. Witchcraft!
posted by villanelles at dawn at 4:01 PM on October 30, 2011


[added a blinky warning per user request, carry on]
posted by jessamyn at 5:01 PM on October 30, 2011


I will microwave whatever you want, just so long as I'm not the one in charge of cleanup.
posted by phunniemee at 5:03 PM on October 30, 2011


We had a microwave specifically for these sorts of experiments in college. Yes, we were nerds. You get an interesting pattern when you microwave CDs. (I seem to recall AOL CDs being used for this purpose.)

Also, if you take out the turntable and cover the bottom of the microwave with marshmallows, and then cook for a little while, then you can determine the wavelength of microwaves from the pattern of melty and un-melty marshmallows. This is especially awesome if you cheat and look at the thing on the microwave which says what the frequency of the microwaves are, because then you can claim you are Measuring The Speed Of Light.
posted by madcaptenor at 6:02 PM on October 30, 2011


You get an interesting pattern when you microwave CDs

On that web show that Kevin Rose had before Diggnation I think they named this the best way to destroy sensitive data. Or the second best after a thermite reaction.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 6:35 PM on October 30, 2011


See also:

Is It a Good Idea to Microwave This? (300LYT)
posted by LiteOpera at 7:27 PM on October 30, 2011


Oreo = fire.

Speaking from personal experience.

But it may have been more than 60 seconds.
posted by sararah at 7:34 PM on October 30, 2011


I looked at the site and went 'Aaaagh!' but then I started blinking really fast and went 'Woah!'

Now my head and eyes hurt.

Ow.
posted by mazola at 7:55 PM on October 30, 2011


Light bulb. Accept no substitute.
posted by Kale Slayer at 8:30 PM on October 30, 2011


Apparently, they use other dimensions for making mobile phones.
posted by Pyrogenesis at 11:22 PM on October 30, 2011


« Older Pandit Chitresh Das and the Art of Kathak   |   Haunted by the sound of one foot tapping Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments



Post