Calculate the speed of light by microwaving marshmallows

Date:June 9, 2004 / year-entry #227
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Comments:    4
Summary:A simple experiment, and you can eat the results! Via The Annals of Improbable Research.

A simple experiment, and you can eat the results!

Via The Annals of Improbable Research.

Comments (4)
  1. Ben Hutchings says:

    I’ve seen this demonstrated on TV, only with cheese instead of marshamllows. I can’t help thinking that it’s cheating to rely on the microwave specifications though.

  2. Daniel says:

    Well, yes, but at least the experiment demonstrates that the speed of electromagnetic waves, the speed of light (which is electromagnetic waves), the wavelength and the frequency are all linked together.

    I like those unconventional ways to make science more interesting.

    I remember watching the Australian-originated "Curiosity Show" when I was a child.

  3. terry says:

    I recently came across a similar experiment but using colour changing silly putty:

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