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'Prankster' Cements Head in Microwave

Firefighters were 'seriously unimpressed'

(Newser) - There's stupid, there's extremely stupid, and then there's "cementing your head inside a microwave" stupid. Firefighters in Wolverhampton, England, say they were "seriously unimpressed" after five of them had to spend an hour dealing with a case of the latter Thursday, the BBC reports. The... More »

How Not to Use a 7-Eleven Microwave

Leave urine out of it

(Newser) - Pity the fool who had to clean up this mess: A microwave blew up inside a 7-Eleven in Beaverton, Ore., on Tuesday, spewing not the remains of pizza or nachos but … urine. Officials believe someone was headed to a drug test with a clean sample of urine bundled up... More »

Ding! The Microwave Is Done

Quartz looks at the fall of microwave sales

(Newser) - Microwave sales have tumbled, or remained static, for more than a decade since the peak sale days of 2004, reports Quartz , which, after diving into a bit of microwave history, comes to the conclusion that "America is tired of the microwave." Sure, the dip in sales could have... More »

Study Links Microwaves to Kids' Asthma

Exposure to EMFs in household devices worries researchers

(Newser) - A pregnant woman’s exposure to microwaves, power lines, hair dryers, and other devices with electromagnetic fields may increase her child’s risk of asthma, a study suggests. Scientists checked pregnant women’s levels of exposure to low-frequency magnetic fields and compared the data to the frequency of asthma in... More »

Life for Mom Who Cooked Baby

No parole for woman who shut daughter in microwave

(Newser) - An Ohio mother who burned her month-old baby alive in a microwave oven was sentenced yesterday to life without parole. The jury could not agree on imposing the death penalty, reports the Dayton Daily News. China Arnold, 28, was not present for the emotionally charged hearing, and instead watched the... More »

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