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Microwave Cam Captures Mayo Mystery

Posted February 14, 2008

The folks over at Microwavecam.com put a mayonnaise packet in the oven, and captured a mystery!  From the site:

This one started out good. [Brian's Note: That should be "started out well," guys.] We thought it would be a great fireball and plasma show, but after a couple of shots of fire, something shot out and hovered at the top without burning itself out. The microwave oven was making the classic electronic humming and buzzing sounds like you hear in those old black and white horror movies. Bzzzt-Bzzzt-Bzzzt. When it started to flash bright blue, we decided it was time to shut it down. We really don't care about toasting the microwave oven, we'll let anything burn in there, but this one worried us.

Here's the first video, and here's the second

What is that thing?

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  • DAG Feb 15, 2008

    > could it be a reaction from the foil from the packet itself
    > and have nothing to do with the mayo?
    it would be easy enough to find out by just removing the mayo from the packet and retrying - or just microwaving the mayo. I'm quite sure it's the packet.

  • Brian Shrader Feb 14, 2008

    I was thinking the same thing -- maybe a small piece of the foil broke off and it was light enough to float and burn.

    We need some of the people across Western Blvd. in the hallowed halls of NCSU to provide some ideas.

  • radtechlm2005 Feb 14, 2008

    could it be a reaction from the foil from the packet itself and have nothing to do with the mayo?
    just a thought

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