Thursday, June 18, 2009

Supra-Microwable Ants

Really cool discussion about how ants are able to survive being microwaved.

Turns out, if you want to exterminate any stray ants in your microwave (ewww), get yourself a microwave with a turntable.


At June 18, 2009 12:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



At June 18, 2009 1:20 AM, Blogger cube said...

Lee: I didn't know you were a SciFi afficionado. Welcome.

At June 18, 2009 2:35 AM, Anonymous Cubelet!#1 said...

Hi mom!

I want that huge ant to scare the heck out of Cubelet!#2.

I'd show you this link in person but I don't feel like carrying the laptop all the way over there. :D

You called in, I commented, we're even :D

Bye bye!


At June 18, 2009 2:59 AM, Blogger Ananda girl said...

Ha! I am enjoying your cubeletes!!

I hate ants! I have tried to mircowave them on my own... no wonder it did not work! Sheesh.

At June 18, 2009 3:30 AM, Blogger cube said...

Lee: I know the reference. I loved that movie when I was a kid.

At June 18, 2009 3:54 AM, Blogger cube said...

Cubelet#1: I'd go over there and smack you on the back of your head but I don't want to walk that far either :-P

Thanks for the translucent frog link. I enjoyed that.

BTW I gave you life. We're not even close to even.

At June 18, 2009 8:13 AM, Blogger DaBlade said...

seriously, who has an ant infestation in their microwaves? A show of tentacles please. I'm actually fondu of ants. Their wiggling legs do crack the chocolate though.

At June 18, 2009 9:03 AM, Blogger Chuck said...

A bizzare and interesting story.

At June 18, 2009 2:41 PM, Blogger jan said...

I can't wait to introduce this topic at my dinner party tonight.

At June 18, 2009 3:30 PM, Blogger cube said...

Ananda Girl: My cubelets can be quite the commodians ;-)

DaBlade: I've never had ants in my microwave, but once they did invade my coffeemaker. Goodness knows why, but it was a ghastly sight. The coffeemaker was promptly tossed out.

Chuck: :-) Works for me.

Jan: Preface it by saying, "I have a bizarre and interesting story to share with you tonight." ;-)

At June 18, 2009 8:36 PM, Blogger sue said...

cube - this is straight out of THEM. One of my favorites!

At June 19, 2009 7:59 AM, Blogger cube said...

Sue: One of favorties too. For some reason, I loved the sound the ants made.

At June 19, 2009 3:08 PM, Blogger Anji said...

I have the same problem when I'm trying to melt a small amount of butter. it's very difficult to place it where the microwaves hit.


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