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    Superheated Water, anyone ever seen this?

    Well, i got an email today from my mother who more or less passes on just about every piece of forward she gets. Anyway, I kinda took notice to this and thought Id share it with you. Aside from its apparent danger, its actually kinda cool and Im sure some idiot is gonna go home and try this, but DISCLAIMER: DO NOT BLAME THIS ON ME!!!!

    Anyway, here's the link, go down to about the 10th section of red writing (the one just above the pictures) and take a look at the video. Its really kinda interesting and something that I dont know that many people know about.

    http://rabi.phys.virginia.edu/HTW/microwave_ovens.html
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    Yeah I know about that. I've seen experimental video of making coffe with microwave heated water. The water exploded at the first drop of coffee ground. water flew everywhere.
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    Supercooling is cooler than superheating (no pun intended)..

    You can melt mothballs in the microwave in a smooth glass container like a mayo jar or something. (Note: use your buddy's microwave) Make sure the glass is smooth and has no scrapes or ridges on the inside! When they are completely liquid, take the jar out of the microwave (it will be VERY hot; use a potholder) let them SLOWLY cool back to room temperature. Even though you go back below the freezing point of napthelene, they will never resolidify because they have no place to start crystallizing.

    Now, after you have some cold liquid napthelene, drop another mothball into the liquid. Crystals will instantly start growing and in about 3-5 seconds the entire thing will be solid. If you didn't put anything other than a mothball back into it, you can remelt it and repeat the trick again!

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    Put a raw, uncracked egg in your microwave. Stand way back.
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    Originally posted by gork
    Supercooling is cooler than superheating (no pun intended)..

    You can melt mothballs in the microwave in a smooth glass container like a mayo jar or something. (Note: use your buddy's microwave) Make sure the glass is smooth and has no scrapes or ridges on the inside! When they are completely liquid, take the jar out of the microwave (it will be VERY hot; use a potholder) let them SLOWLY cool back to room temperature. Even though you go back below the freezing point of napthelene, they will never resolidify because they have no place to start crystallizing.

    Now, after you have some cold liquid napthelene, drop another mothball into the liquid. Crystals will instantly start growing and in about 3-5 seconds the entire thing will be solid. If you didn't put anything other than a mothball back into it, you can remelt it and repeat the trick again!

    Enjoy your smelly kitchen!
    you can do the same thing with salt or sugar. Heat up the water to near boiling, put in as much salt or sugar as possible. let it cool back to room temp. drop in one salt or sugar crystal. watch pretty display happen
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    you can do the same thing with salt or sugar. Heat up the water to near boiling, put in as much salt or sugar as possible. let it cool back to room temp. drop in one salt or sugar crystal. watch pretty display happen

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    ive got one....

    Take a grape and cut it ALMOST in half width-wise (leaving two hemispheres attached by a little skin)

    But the grape on a plate, both wet sides down. Start the microwave. You get some cool sparks and often flame. And it pulses with the microwave, very neat. Ive done this on numerous occasions in many microwaves and never had a problem.

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    not sure how bad this one is for the microwave.... Try putting a CD in there, blue sparks eat away at the shiny bit, leaving a see thru fractal.

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    one time I put a pop tart in the microwave still in the wrapper, it looked cool after all the "fireworks" the pop tart looked like it had veins and stuff
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