Your mother always told you to never put metal into the microwave. Well, she was right, it can be very dangerous. That being said, it did not stop us one bit.
As you can see with the photos, the chip bags shrink in size considerably. They make for very nice little key-chains and conservation pieces. The full sized bag creates a microwaved version alittle smaller then the original small bags.
Next we decided to turn a chip bag inside out, and see what that did.
Inside out video
The inside out chip bag gave the same result as the normal bag, the only difference was that it was inside out, and kind of more interesting.
Next we decided to put a full bag of chips that was unopened into the microwave and see what happened.
Unopened bag video
Well, most of the fun electrical disturbances were kept to the inside of the bag with this time. But it still got the wrinkled look. Also, chris was brave enough to open up the bag and try one, and we are happy to report that he is still alive today
We move on from chip bags over to copper wire. This copper wire we use to "spice up" our experiments when things call for it came from one of the many electronic devices we took apart over the years.
At first we microwaved the spool just as it is, but it did not produce anything of value.
Then we unraveled some length of it, and using painter's tape, taped it to the ceiling of the microwave.
Copper wire video
This experiment proved full of results, and towards the end, there is a fireball clearly visible moving towards the left of the screen.