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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.'

  • Cheers for beer

    Beer Theories
    Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink, I feel ashamed.  Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams.  If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered.  I think, "It is better to drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."
    Babe Ruth

    "I feel sorry for people who don't drink.  When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day."

    Lyndon B. Johnson

    "When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading."
    Paul Horning

    "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case.  Coincidence?  I think not."
    H. L.. Mencken
    "When we drink, we get drunk.  When we get drunk, we fall asleep.  When we fall asleep, we commit no sin  When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.  So, let's all get drunk and go to heaven!"
    George Bernard Shaw
    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
    Benjamin Franklin

    "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer.  Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.."
    Dave Barry

    W. C. Fields (ha ha ha ha ha)

    One night at Cheers, Cliff Clavin explained the "Buffalo Theory" to his buddy Norm:
    "Well, ya see, Norm, it's like this.  A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo.  And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members!  In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells.  Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells.  But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first.  In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine! That's why you always feel smarter after a few beers."

  • Bukit Mertajam Mountain Bike Hash - BMMBH BMMBH_Logo2

    Bukit Mertajam Mountain Bike Hash - BMMBH

    Taman Perindustrian Machang Indah, Jalan Sungai Lembu,
    14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang

    Contact Person: Kok Kee Yaw
    Mobile: +6017-9595845
    Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    Website: facebook.com/BMMBH

    Date of Founding: 2nd May 2012
    Chapter Type: Mixed
    Weekly Run: Every Friday 5.30pm at K2, Tmn PerindustrianMachang Indah Jln Sungai Lembu 1400 BM, Penang
    Total Members: 60

    GM: Johnny Chung
    Mobile: +6012 - 475 9595

    On-Sec: Ng Saw Ping
    Mobile: +6013 - 420 6781

    Oh Ai Lee
    Mobile: +6012-5805 637
    Email: seikkotext#gmail.com

    Inter-Hash Sec:
    Lye Kwong Vee
    Mobile: +6016-410 6702
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  • Temerloh Hash House Harriers & Harriettes

    37-B, Jalan Haji Kassim, 28400 Mentakab, Pahang.

    Mixed Hash, Founded on 1996 by Mr. Ng, run on Monday at 6.00pm.

    Hotline: 019-9868218


    GM Ng Chee Mun: 09-2772923, 09-2777111, 019-9559111 Fax: 09-2773279

    Hong Meng Kiat: 09-2773686, 019-9182777 Fax: 09-2771168

    Barry Soh: 09-2775299, 019-9865299

    Koong Heng Lim: 09-2775978, 09-2771773, 019-9550773

    Cheong Chin Foo: 09-2771770, 09-2771840, 019-9426662 Fax: 09-2773279

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