Tag Archives | Microwave

…Candy vodka needs gummy shot glasses?

Gummy Shot Glasses

Sure, you’ve made a gallon of Skittles Flavored Vodka, and you’ve even managed to make it taste all right, but you don’t just want to drink that creation out of a plain old shot glass now, do you?

If you’re looking to keep the quirky booze theme going, then how about edible gummy shot glasses?

Thankfully, Instructables has put together a set of instructions for creating such concoctions, and since it basically involves little more than microwaving gummy worms and then adding the goop to a silicone mold, you’ll be drinking out of a gummy glass in no time!

Just remember to count your drinks though before chowing down, because gummy/candy hangovers are the worst!

[Instructables – Gummy Shot Glasses]

[Via: Lifehacker]

…It’s TGI Friday: Peep Jousting?

Peep Jousting

Easter comes early this year, which means just one thing: Early Peep Jousting!

To Peep Joust, simply stick two Peeps in the microwave on a plate facing each other with a toothpick “lance” stuck to the side of each one (lick it to stick it), and set the timer to around forty seconds.

Then, place your bets, press Go, and let the magic begin.

The winner is the Peep that can last the longest without getting popped, and it’s sure to be a fun time for all involved.

And for the true Peep fans, here’s some fun Peep facts:

Peep Facts


[Wikipedia – Peep Jousting]

[Phancy – Peep Destruction]

…Grapes make plasma in your microwave?

And you thought all science projects were boring. This video walks you through the process of creating a glowing plasma ball in your very own microwave using only a standard green grape, a glass, and science. How does it work?

    “Grapes are full of electrolyte, an ion-rich liquid “grape juice” that conducts electricity. Each grape-half serves as a reservoir of electrolyte, connected together by a thin, weakly conducting path….the skin in this case. Microwaves cause the stray ions in the grape to travel back and forth very quickly between the two halves. As they do this, the current puts excess energy into the skin bridge, which heats up to a high temperature and eventually bursts into flame. At this point, the traveling electrons arc through the flame and across the gap, ionizing the air to a plasma (which itself can conduct electricity) and creating the bright flashes you see”.

It’s science.

[Via: Gizmodiva]

…Cleaning your microwave can be fun?

Who knew cleaning your microwave could be so much fun? Check out what happens when you put a bar of Ivory soap in the microwave for two minutes:

[Why This Happens]

[Via: Digg]