Sunday, 9 June 2013
Percy Spencer and The microwave oven for $5k
In 1945, the US Navy engineer Percy Spencer invented the microwave oven by chance. Spencer had actually been testing new ways to emit electromagnetic waves when a chocolate bar in his pocket suddenly melted. Intrigued by the event he began to conduct experiments with other foods such as eggs and corn. Following more successful tests, he eventually patented the invention. However, the first microwave oven that was placed on the market was a very big and cost US$ 5,000. Consumers had to wait until 1967 for a smaller and more reasonably priced version to come on the market.
45 years on nuking things....