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#1 nytecam

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:13 PM

Dara O'Briain's BBC Science Club on BBC 2 tonight calculated the speed of light by crudely measuring the regular wave indentations [~60mm apart] in cheese-on-toast in a microwave against the wavelength of the microwave. Result in studio ~320,000km/s eg 7% fast :grin:

Note the microwave turntable was removed to avoid smearing the microwave indentations.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:48 PM

Can do the same with marshmellows :)

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:36 PM

Great!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:58 AM

Result in studio ~320,000km/s eg 7% fast

Why hasn't he reported this exciting news?!? His microwave heats cheese faster than the speed of light! Time for new physics!

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:21 PM

"Behold the power of cheese!"

Is it time for some bad puns? I think so. I'm very fondue of them.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:13 PM

Is it time for some bad puns? I think so. I'm very fondue of them.



There are no good puns, but that was really cheezy.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:55 PM

it must be that new GE Neutrino oven.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:46 AM

Mmm... Neutrinos....

Give a nice tang to the cheese.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:56 AM

Wait! :foreheadslap:

Maybe CERN is looking for the wrong particle?!

The Dorito is what gives things mass

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:10 PM

Wait!

Maybe CERN is looking for the wrong particle?!

The Dorito is what gives things mass



No, the Dorito gives things girth (and orange fingers and lips, if it's of the nacho cheese variety).






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