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HEATING WATER in MICROWAVE - take precaution
forwarded through email
I was very glad to get this email from a friend, because I have been
guilty of heating water in a microwave many times. You'll be glad you
read it. I also suggest passing it along to friends and family. About
five days ago, my 26-year-old son decided to have a cup of instant
coffee. He took a cup of water and put it in the microwave to heat it up
(something that he had done numerous times before). I am not sure how
long he set the timer for but he told me he wanted to bring the water to
When the timer shut the oven off, he removed the cup from the oven. As
he looked into the cup he noted that the water was not boiling. Then
instantly the water in the cup "blew up" into his face. The cup remained
intact until he threw it out of his hand but all the water had flown out
into his face due to the buildup of energy. His whole face is blistered
and he has 1st and 2nd degree burns to his face, which may leave
He may also have lost partial sight in his left eye. While at the
hospital, the doctor who was attending to him stated that this is a
fairly common occurrence and water (alone) should never be heated in a
microwave oven. If water is heated in this manner,
something such as a wooden stir stick or a tea bag should be placed in
the cup to diffuse the energy.
Here is what our science teacher has to say on the matter: "Thanks for
the microwave warning. I have seen this happen before. It is caused by a
phenomenon known as super heating. It can occur any time water is heated
and will particularly occur if the vessel that the water is heated in is
What happens is that the water heats faster than the vapor bubbles can
form. If the cup is very new then it is unlikely to have small surface
scratches inside it that provide a place for the bubbles to form. As the
bubbles cannot form and release some of the heat that has built up, the
liquid does not boil, and the liquid continues to heat up well past its
What then usually happens is that the liquid is bumped or jarred, which
is just enough of a shock to cause the bubbles to rapidly form and expel
the hot liquid. The rapid formation of bubbles is also why a carbonated beverage spews when opened after having been shaken.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU LOSE YOUR PURSE OR WALLET:
We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed using your
name, address, SS#, credit, etc.. Unfortunately I (author of this piece)
have firsthand knowledge, because my wallet was stolen last month
and within a week the thieves ordered an expensive monthly cell
phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line
approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from
the DMV to change my driving record information online, and more.
But here's some critical information to limit the damage in case this
happens to you or someone you know. As everyone always advises,
cancel your credit cards immediately, but the key is having the toll
free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know who to call.
Keep those where you can find them easily (having to hunt for them
is additional stress you WON'T need at that point!).
File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction were it was stolen,
this proves to credit providers you were diligent, and is a first step
toward an investigation. (if there ever is one)
But here's what is perhaps most important; I never ever thought to do
this. Call the three national credit reporting organizations immediately
to place a fraud alert on your name and SS#. I had never heard of
doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application
for credit was made over the Internet in my name. The alert means
any company that checks your credit knows your information was
stolen and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.
(I, Greg, have seen this on credit reports more often than you
might think. I don't know if the agencies have standard language,
but it usually reads, in summary: "Fraudulent credit applications
using my correct personal information have been submitted in
name. If you are reading this and an application is being submitted,
do not approve it until you verify with me personally that it is a
legitimate application. I can be reached days at (phone #) or
evenings at (phone #)." Since new applications for credit are
rarely approved without first checking your on file credit bureau
report, this step can significantly reduce the possibility of
fraudulent accounts being opened. I believe that there is a federal
law that says that the victim of credit fraud is only liable up to a
maximum of $50, (for existing creditors, there may be a requirement
that you have already notified them of the theft, I'm not certain)
but in spite of that possible monetary limitation, it is still a big
inconvenience to get your credit report cleared and straightened
out and to get legitimate credit requests for yourself approved. As
is indicated below, speed is of the essence, as an experienced
thief will often act on the stolen cards and/or information very
quickly. They know that there is a good chance of a report
which will limit what they can do or get, so they have to act
quickly. This is not always the case, especially when the
information/cards are just lost rather than stolen, but why
take the chance?
By the time I was advised to do this - almost 2 weeks after the theft
all the damage had been done (there are records of all the credit
checks initiated by the thieves' purchases, none of which I knew about
before placing the alert). Since then, no additional damage has been
done, and the thieves threw my wallet away this weekend (someone
turned it in). It seems to have stopped them in their tracks.
The numbers are:
Equifax 1-800 525-6285
Experian (formerly TRW) 1-800-301-7195
Social Security Administration also has a fraud line at
NOTICE: Microsoft has announced they will not include Smart Tags in the initial release of Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6. They have not, however, said that they are abandoning Smart Tags - just that they can't have it ready in time for the release in October (even though the feature is already present in Office XP which started shipping in June). Smart Tags are still scheduled to be included in a later release, however, so including the META tag now couldn't hurt.
With the introduction of Internet Explorer 6, Microsoft is attempting to command stronger control over the entire Web. The tool they're using to begin the process of lording their version of the Web over people like you is a seemingly innocuous little feature called "Smart Tags."
The idea is rather simple; now instead of Web site authors and developers deciding which words and phrases will become hyperlinks visitors can click on to get more information or visit other pages, Microsoft will start inserting links into pages where there were never intended to be links in the first place. Microsoft is going to decide where your links go.
Smart Links, which are also part of Office XP, are turned off by default, but that doesn't mean they'll stay off.
However, Web site authors can include a META tag on their pages (and it will have to appear on every page if you want every page protected from Redmond interference) to prevent Smart Tags from appearing.
To protect your pages, cut and paste the following tag into the head of each Web page on your site(s):
<meta name="MSSmartTagsPreventParsing" content="TRUE">
spread the word on disabling Smart Tags - send people back here to find out more about Microsoft's plans.
Microsoft's Smart Tags page.
More opposition to Smart Tags: