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  • Microwaved Water

    This is something many of us did not know........!

    Microwaving Water!

    A 26-year old man decided to have a cup of coffee. He took a cup of water and put it in the microwave to heat it up (something that he had done numerous times before). I am not sure how long he set the timer for, but he wanted to bring the water to a boil. When the timer shut the oven off, he removed the cup from the oven. As he looked into the cup, he noted that the water was not boiling, but suddenly the water in the cup 'blew up' into his face. The cup remained intact until he threw it out of his hand, but all the water had flown out into his face due to the build-up of energy. His whole face is blistered and he has 1st and 2nd degree burns to his face which may leave scarring.

    He also may have lost partial sight in his left eye. While at the hospital, the doctor who was attending to him stated that this is a fairly common occurrence and water (alone) should never be heated in a microwave oven. If water is heated in this manner, something should be placed in the cup to diffuse the energy such as a wooden stir stick, tea bag, etc, (nothing metal).

    General Electric's Response:

    Thanks for contacting us; I will be happy to assist you. The e-mail that you received is correct. Microwaved water and other liquids do not always bubble when they reach boiling point. They can actually get superheated and not bubble at all. The superheated liquid will bubble up out of the cup when it is moved or when something like a spoon or tea bag is put into it.

    To prevent this from happening and causing injury, do not heat any liquid for more than two minutes per cup. After heating, let the cup stand in the microwave for thirty seconds before moving it or adding anything into it.

    Here is what a local high school science teacher had to say on the matter: 'Thanks for the microwave warning. I have seen this happen before. It is caused by a phenomenon known as super heating. It can occur any time water is heated and will particularly occur if the vessel that the water is heated in is new, or when heating a small amount of water (less than half a cup).

    What happens is that the water heats faster than the vapour bubbles can form. If the cup is very new, then it is unlikely to have small surface scratches inside it that provide a place for the bubbles to form. As the bubbles cannot form and release some of the heat that has built up, the liquid does not boil, and the liquid continues to heat up well past its boiling point.

    What then usually happens is that the liquid is bumped or jarred, which is just enough of a shock to cause the bubbles to rapidly form and expel the hot liquid. The rapid formation of bubbles is also why a carbonated beverage spews when opened after having been shaken.'

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  • Kuantan Hash House Harriers

    Chapter Name Kuantan Hash House Harriers
    Chapter Address A-2642, Jalan Alor Akar, 25250, Kuantan, Pahang
    Chapter Contact Number Hp: 019-327 2291
    Chapter Contact Person Jatson Foo
    Email Address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    Chapter Fax Number 09-568 5766
    Other Information Founded on 09/08/1976 by Jaap de Jong
    Weekly Run Details 6.00pm every Monday
    Chapter Type menonly
    GM Name Jatson Foo
    Email Add This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    Contact Number Hp : 012-985 6652
    Treasurer Name Small Beh
    Contact Number Hp : 012-989 1313
    On-Sec Name Choong Funsi
    Contact Number 013-3334314
    Inter-Hash Sec Hash Name Cooler
    Inter-Hash Sec Name JM Lum
    Contact Number Hp : 012938 9240

  • Jerantut Hash House Harriers and Harriettes

    Founded on 3rd January,2005 by Dato' David Lian exNo.9, Lorong Alur Akar 43, 25250 Kuantan, Pahang.

    Mixed hash that runs weekly on Monday at 1730 hrs. Guest Fee:FOC.

    Hash beer: Heineken & others. Snacks served at beginning and end of run at run site..


    GM COME-Tai: 09-260 1355(0), 09-266 2307(H), 09-260 1356(F), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    OnSec-Hussein Chou 'Malai Chai': 019-979 6363(M), 09-260 1359(H),09-260 1356(F) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    Asst OnSec-Kojek Gan Kok Chek:013-920 1212(M)

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