The Saddest Book Ever Written: Microwave Cooking For One

The Saddest Book Ever Written: Microwave Cooking For One

SFWeekly has declared this book, Microwaving Cooking For One, by Marie T. Smith, to be the saddest cookbook ever written. [More]

First Consumer "Popcorn Lung" Case Found

First Consumer "Popcorn Lung" Case Found

A Denver man who snarfed microwaved popcorn at least twice a day for over a decade has been diagnosed with the first consumer case of “popcorn lung” an asthma-like condition that results from over-exposure to popcorn fumes, NYT reports.

“When he broke open the bags, after the steam came out, he would often inhale the fragrance because he liked it so much,” Dr. Rose said. “That’s heated diacetyl, which we know from the workers’ studies is the highest risk.”

Microwave Popcorn May Cause Lung Damage

Microwave Popcorn May Cause Lung Damage

UPDATE: First Consumer “Popcorn Lung” Case Found

10 Things You Can Do With Your Microwave Other Than Cook

10 Things You Can Do With Your Microwave Other Than Cook

In response to the University of Florida study that showed that microwaving sponges kills 99.9% of bacteria (p.s. they’re supposed to be wet) the Guardian has compiled a list of 10 things one can do with a microwave other than cook. Our favorites:

DIY Microwave Popcorn

DIY Microwave Popcorn

Microwave popcorn costs too much damn money. But you like it. So what do you do? You make your own. DIY site Instructables has information on how you, yes even you, can make your own microwave popcorn for a fraction of the cost of store-bought crap. The ingredients are simple:

Fake Microwave Penis

Fake Microwave Penis