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Tom Weidermeijer
If you're easily offended... try to laugh more : )
12:58 PM on 07/30/2013
Let me guess... that woman wasn't able to have kids after this.
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12:54 PM on 07/30/2013
"Just looking at the open-air configuration makes me want to move far, far away from it."

It's pretty obvious that the cover is folded up.
01:01 PM on 07/30/2013
Right?! Did the writer look at that picture close enough?
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Blackspeare
12:51 PM on 07/30/2013
I thought it was the first orgasmatron.
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12:47 PM on 07/30/2013
safer than a TSA body scanner.
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12:44 PM on 07/30/2013
"No wonder it took decades to get microwaves into homes."

I guess the author knows nothing at all about early computers.
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FreeThinker in AZ
World traveler & Green Progressive
12:36 PM on 07/30/2013
I was wrong, I thought it was the first Mr Coffee... Or the first electric stove...
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Tabasco
Never eat anything bigger than your head. - Kliban
12:34 PM on 07/30/2013
Big deal. I saw the professor from Gilligan's Island build one of these from coconuts.
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apiazza
There is no such thing as a fiscal conservative.
12:54 PM on 07/30/2013
He also stopped a volcano from erupting. Try topping that!
12:32 PM on 07/30/2013
I am reminded of a painting by Paul Klee called "The Twittering Machine."
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GraniteSkyline returns
I wish you happiness, or, bqhatevwr.
12:27 PM on 07/30/2013
A friend of ours has a really old microwave with a metal grate on the front of the door and no glass. This scares me. He assures me that microwaves are a couple of centimeters wide and therefore too wide to escape through the metal grate.
12:53 PM on 07/30/2013
glass blocks microwave radiation?
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RT316
My bible is the US Constitution
02:00 PM on 07/30/2013
No, it doesn't! Treated glass will.
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chemguy
Liberal, but not Democrat
01:07 PM on 07/30/2013
Your friend is right. Even modern microwaves have wire mesh in the window, the glass is just for splatter control.
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XFR Stone
Same as it ever was
12:24 PM on 07/30/2013
Well that doesn't look like things could go horribly wrong...
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go2goal
Business Consultant
12:24 PM on 07/30/2013
That would be a photo from the Raytheon Labs of the 1940's where the microwave oven was created.....and then Raytheon slowly gave away the technology to the Japanese and others as they bated our execs into making the hardest parts. Lazy American CEO's.....they keep their salaries even when they outsource all of the things they should be managing and solving day-to-day. It's great if you can get away with it....and American lazy execs continue to baffle investors, workers, government, and themselves.
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JBS
Part time misanthrope & full time curmudgeon
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OkieIntellectual
I AM the atheist in the foxhole.
12:06 PM on 07/30/2013
That model actually has a lid that is swung down while in use. It is clearly visible in the photograph.
01:10 PM on 07/28/2013
When you look at your microwave in your kitchen, just remember the glass door doesn't stop the microwaves from exiting the oven. The screen with the tiny holes stops the microwaves.
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sunmocker1970
Mocking the Sun since 1970...
11:55 AM on 07/28/2013
It was a development off-shoot of radar testing for the US Army Air Corps. The story is someone left their lunch in front of a stationary array and cooked their lunch.
So we could have had these monstrositys in homes by 1947 or so... and started frying living rooms and kitchens soon there after :)
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walkadee
How did a conservative get in here?
07:00 PM on 07/28/2013
I was a melted Mr Goodbar candy bar that led to the discovey

http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/microwave.htm
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MarcDel
thank G they'll blame you for everything
12:25 PM on 07/30/2013
Yeah I read that before and interesting a guy that never finished grammar school invented it. And also all the comments here about danger are proven false. As noted in the article the wavelength is not harmful. The impact on pacemakers has somehow led to a false danger of microwave ovens.
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/08/the-microwave-oven-was-invented-by-accident-by-a-man-who-was-orphaned-and-never-finished-grammar-school/