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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.'

  • Be Careful when in hotel lift

    Be Careful when in hotel lift -  my experience today at One World Hotel
     
    Anyway, after getting the money from the reception, I pressed for the lift at the lobby and there was a  young man dressed in the traditional Malay gear with songkok  - he could easily passed off as one of the staff at the hotel .
     
    When I entered the lift, he also went in. I waited for him to press the button to his floor but he did not and just stood there as if waiting for me to slot in my key card.
     
     I asked him which floor he was going to and he told me 8th floor.
     
    I told him that he has to press the 8th floor button himself ( I was actually testing him to see if he was indeed a resident of the hotel and if he was a hotel staff, he  would have  pressed floors which the public could accessed) .

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  • Kelab Hash House Harriers Bukit Cerakah P1010667

    Chapter Contact Person: Laurel Chin
    Contact No: 016 2203911
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    Chapter type: Mixed Hash
    Weekly Run: 3rd Saturday monthly
    Total members: 25


    GM: Laurel Chin
    Contact No: 016 2203911
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    On-Sec: Joyce Chua @ Juicy Joyce 012-6552136
    Contact No: 016-3953990

    Treasurer: Richard Lim

  • Nibong Tebal Hash House Harriers and Harriets Annie-Phung

    20 Gerbang Pekaka, Taman Trans Krian, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Penang.

    Mixed Hash, Founded on 2000 by Annie Phung of Parit Buntar Hash House

    Harriers & Harriets, run on Friday at 5.00pm.

    CONTACTS :  +6012-5036559 & +60125013105

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    Contacts:


    GM: ANNIE PHUNG
    HASH NAME: MUMMY
    CONTACT: +6012-5036559 & +605-7169559
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    ON-SEC: Lee Seng Yen
    ON_CASH: Khor Guek Hiang
    Alvin-Goh
    HON. ADVISOR: ALVIN GOH
    CONTACT: +6012-5013105
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  • To up-hold the spirit and comradeship of hashing.
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