Yesterday morning something happened that got me to a thinkin', and the subject matter is way outside my knowledge zone. See, I'm all gears and levers and such, but the issue in question contains current and invisiwaves. Whenever current is involved, my knowledge is pretty much limited to which speed-dial number connects to my electrician's cell phone. So, here goes. A normal morning startup for me is, pull the carafe out of the fridge, pour my cup full of left-over coffee, pop it and a sausage biscuit into the microwave and set it for 2 minutes. When the timer goes off, I take the coffee out, turn the biscuit over and nuke it for another 30-45 seconds, whatever my brain-on-morning-auto-pilot can manage to make my fingers select. That sequence always produces a cup of coffee that's just comfortably shy of too hot and a biscuit that contains just the right amount of sizzle. BUT, yesterday morning wasn't normal - There was no left over Coffee! That meant I was going to have to WAIT FOR MY COFFEE! Reeling from that revelation, I Grabbed a biscuit from the fridge, Stuffed it into the microwave, set the timer for 2 minutes and tried very hard not to break anything when I Punched start. As the familiar hum filled the background, I went about the normal resetting of the thermostat, turning the lights on, starting my computer, and checking the phone for a message light. As normal, I arrived back at the microwave as the timer went off. I reached in and grabbed the biscuit to turn it over… and stopped. It was warmer than normal. Was it my imagination? No, it really was more than 2 minutes warm. I understand why it takes a turkey longer to get hot in a microwave oven than an 8 oz cup of coffee, but the biscuit was the same size, composition, and density as always, it was rotating under the same wave generator as always, I had placed it offset from center about as much as I always do, but this time it got hotter than normal. When my microwave oven contains a sausage biscuit and a cup of coffee, does my cup of coffee somehow absorb microwaves away from the biscuit? All comments any wish to offer will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, K.
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