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Why Is my Cookie arcing in Microwave?

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posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 07:32 PM
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I bought some chocolate chip cookies from the bakery inside Safeway here in Belfair, WA and my mom went to heat one up in the microwave it started arcing inside the microwave throwing sparks and some fairly sizeable flame ups. It wasnt even on a plate just on the glass inside the microwave. We tried a couple different cookies and they all did the same thing.

I've assured my family that they have in fact been adulteratred with brain controlling nano bots.

They want to know, and I put this in their derisive terms, if anyone has any less "paranoid" or "non delusional" theories.




posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 07:34 PM
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I've assured my family that they have in fact been adulteratred with brain controlling nano bots.


I see no other explanation. Especially on April 1st.



Now fill an empty household cleaner bottle with water and start drinking it in front of them, claiming you need to "kill the bots".




posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 07:36 PM
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Wow.

Unless the cookies contain a whole heap of metal.....I'd say that they were too dry.

Lacking sufficient moisture will also make them arc as there is nothing to absorb the em wave.



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 07:38 PM
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Why would you put a cookie in the microwave?



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 07:39 PM
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Pics or it didnt happen.



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 07:39 PM
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Originally posted by BrokenCircles
Why would you put a cookie in the microwave?


I can't speak for the OP. But I believe to heat it up.




posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 07:50 PM
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I imagine you inadvertently created some plasma....It's actually quite easy to do, if you do it correctly. In your case, I'd imagine it was just a freak occurrence, but you can create plasma in a microwave oven any number of ways...the most popular being to use a carefully prepared grape.



Also a candle works quite well too!

edit on 1-4-2012 by bhornbuckle75 because: Spelling mistake



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 07:53 PM
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my Mom puts just about any baked item bought at the store into the microwave. It could be a week old donut or an entemanns packed with so many preservatives it's not quite real anymore and after a trip through the microwave she'll be like "yumm, fresh baked."



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 07:53 PM
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Disable cookies on your microbrowserwave.
Your tasty baked snacks are tracking you.




posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 07:55 PM
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yeah I've done the thing with the grape before and I've heard that the greens on a carrot can ignite in the microwave but I didn't think a dry cookie had anything that could create such a reaction.



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 07:57 PM
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there is aluminum in some baking powders....

www.earthclinic.com...
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posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 08:00 PM
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I felt that coming when I posted. I'll try but I don't have a digital camera. Also I dont want to ruin the magnetron.



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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reply to post by bhornbuckle75
 

Amazing videos! Do you have an "explanation for dummies" as to what is happening and why? Not that I have a microwave but it is cool.


ETA OP Like a previous poster noted, some foods have notoriously high aluminium content but whether that is the reason, I couldn't say. I remember tea and baking mixes such as cake mix being fairly near the top of the list. I think it comes from the processing of those foods but memory is bad. Previous posters link has probably more info than my sieve-like memory.
edit on 1/4/12 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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They must be cookie robots like in the movie Despicable Me.



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 08:02 PM
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Originally posted by Josephus
reply to post by bhornbuckle75
 


yeah I've done the thing with the grape before and I've heard that the greens on a carrot can ignite in the microwave but I didn't think a dry cookie had anything that could create such a reaction.


Yeah, I agree....I imagine it was a total freak occurrence. The cookie was probably contaminated somehow...Or perhaps a hot spot formed on it, causing a tiny flame which immediately burst into some plasma (not unlike in the candle example)



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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that's interesting so if i dunk it in milk and nuke it and no sparks then problem solved, right?



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 08:11 PM
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Well looks like these are some exceptionally dry cookies a moistened cookie doesn't arc. I think you were right.

Or (dramatic close up of a cookie on a dish drying) the milk simply insulated the surface of the nanobots.
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posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 08:17 PM
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Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
reply to post by bhornbuckle75
 

Amazing videos! Do you have an "explanation for dummies" as to what is happening and why? Not that I have a microwave but it is cool.


ETA OP Like a previous poster noted, some foods have notoriously high aluminium content but whether that is the reason, I couldn't say. I remember tea and baking mixes such as cake mix being fairly near the top of the list. I think it comes from the processing of those foods but memory is bad. Previous posters link has probably more info than my sieve-like memory.
edit on 1/4/12 by LightSpeedDriver because: ETA


Well here's a good explanation for the grape www.reallybored.net...

I didn't find a really great explanation for how the flame one works (but then again I don't have the time to do a thorough search at the moment).....I did however come across what appears to be a really fascinating paper about using a microwave induced plasma to levitate an object!


www.odu.edu...
edit on 1-4-2012 by bhornbuckle75 because: I was distracted by a pair of boobies while writing this reply, and made a small grammatical mistake which I have now corrected.



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 08:24 PM
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If the cookies were baked on aluminum foil and they were careless about it, small pieces of the foil might be stuck on the bottom of the cookie and cause the microwave to arc. People (and possibly bakeries) use aluminum foil to bake cookies on because it makes the clean-up easy....just bake the cookies, then throw the foil away, and the pan stays clean.



posted on Apr, 1 2012 @ 08:37 PM
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Thank you and I wasn't asking you to search for me, like I said, explanation for dummies as most of the severely technical stuff goes right over my head. The first link you supplied I could follow and understand (3000 degrees?
) but the technical paper is I think going right over my head.
Thanks again.





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