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« on: 05/05/2009 13:46:43 »
this is not one of those things that blows your microwave up or damages it by the way, it only leaves a soapy smell.

When you put a BAR of soap into the microwave it rises lick a loaf of bread in the oven.  When you take it out the soap is very light and has air bubbles in it...WHY?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lAOOwMNodA
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« Reply #1 on: 05/05/2009 14:09:16 »
WARNING - if you do try this at home bear this in mind:

1. The soap will be very hot when it first comes out

2. Your microwave, and in fact your entire kitchen, will smell of soap for a very long time.

I know.  I've done it.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 05/05/2009 14:12:26 »
it looks and feels cool thought huh
 

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« Reply #3 on: 05/05/2009 19:57:09 »
This experiment may invalidate the warranty- but I never saw soap with a warranty anyway.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 06/05/2009 06:38:32 »
That video reminds me of an episode from mythbusters. I should give that a try sometime when I have some spare time and soap.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 07/08/2009 10:26:50 »
I Am surprised,why somebody should try to put a soap cake in the microwave oven and start it?

Soap is not a foodstuff that you are cooking.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 07/08/2009 10:35:39 »
Because it is fun ;D You should try it sometime, really.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 29/10/2009 03:01:19 »
something more fun is a Compact Disc.  Put it in label side down, cut on the microwave.  Colored sparks will fly for about 10 secs.  Of course your CD is now toast...and quite possibly your microwave too!  Did it before I moved out of my last apt.  (they had already refunded my security deposit)
 

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« Reply #8 on: 25/11/2009 17:26:12 »
I found that it only worked well with some soaps, the cheap ones don't seem to work so well. I think you need a certain water content in the soap

Of course crisp packets work well too ;)

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/front/crisp-packet-fireworks/
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/kitchenscience/exp/crisp-packet-in-microwave/
 

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« Reply #9 on: 25/11/2009 20:16:13 »
Apparently you can melt a beer-bottle in a microwave, (you do have to warm it with a blowtorch first) ...
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1004040/melt_a_frickn_beer_bottle/

 

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« Reply #10 on: 25/11/2009 22:19:46 »
A light bulb in a microwave is also very good! You get some nice plasma.

(I wouldn't recommend you do this though, as it could obviously burst.)
 

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