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May 2, 2002
11:23 AM   Subscribe

Did you know that May is National Artisan Gelato Month? The Food Reference Website is an endless source of Facts and Trivia about eating and food. For instance, do you know the story behind how Dr Percy Spencer actually came to invent the microwave oven? Or that Nostradamus wrote a popular cookbook?
posted by anastasiav (2 comments total)

 
This intrigued Dr. Spencer, so he tried another experiment. This time he placed some popcorn kernels near the tube and, perhaps standing a little farther away, he watched with an inventive sparkle in his eye as the popcorn sputtered, cracked and popped all over his lab.

(emphasis mine) Wow, that's vivid reporting. It's almost as if I was there! ;)

Cool site! But everyone knows the microwave was invented when Pig Bodine stashed the stolen hamburger in the radar dish.
posted by rodii at 11:54 AM on May 2, 2002


"Merchandise will be burned"


-Censier
posted by clavdivs at 2:01 PM on May 2, 2002


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