How The Microwave Was Made By Accident

 
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In 1945, self-taught engineer Percy Spencer was testing magnetrons in a lab when he noticed the chocolate bar in his pocket melted. He realized in this moment that the magnetrons must have produced microwaves.

A few popcorn trials later, the microwave we know today was born. This technology was so influential that it's still being used today. We just haven't figured out how to heat bagel bites faster...

 
 
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Mitch Moffit