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(WTOP)   Today's problem: bread gets moldy after awhile. The solution: bombard bread with microwaves every 10 seconds to kill bacteria, enabling bread to stay fresh for 60 days. Tomorrow's problem: People dying from eating 60-day old, irradiated bread   (wtop.com ) divider line
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2013-01-08 08:54:29 AM  
Irradiated =/= radioactive
 
2013-01-08 08:58:49 AM  
Ever notice how rye bread refuses to mold?
 
2013-01-08 09:07:17 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: Ever notice how rye bread refuses to mold?


But if it does, you really don't want to eat it
 
2013-01-08 09:19:16 AM  
I keep my bread in the refrigerator, and I can't remember the last time I had any go moldy on me.
 
2013-01-08 09:20:19 AM  

SurfaceTension: Irradiated =/= radioactive


Well, if the microwave is powered by a personal fusion reactor, it might happen...
 
2013-01-08 09:21:27 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: jehovahs witness protection: Ever notice how rye bread refuses to mold?

But if it does, you really don't want to eat it


DamnityouForgotyourLink too... that goes to a disambiguation page
 
2013-01-08 09:25:00 AM  

KyngNothing: DamnityouForgotyourLink too... that goes to a disambiguation page


You're looking for ergot, not ergo.
 
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2013-01-08 09:26:32 AM  
FTFA: Microwaving bread is not the same as irradiation -- a technique that kills food pathogens -- as no gamma rays are used.
 
2013-01-08 09:39:07 AM  
So now it is soggy on the edges and tough in the middle, but goddammit it is mold free.
 
2013-01-08 09:42:21 AM  
Ra-di-a-tion. Yes, indeed. You hear the most outrageous lies about it. Half-baked goggle-box do-gooders telling everybody it's bad for you. Pernicious nonsense. Everybody could stand a hundred chest X-rays a year. They ought to have them, too.
 
2013-01-08 09:43:02 AM  
Or you could just buy new bread when it goes bad...
 
2013-01-08 09:51:08 AM  
Subby sounds bad at physics.
 
2013-01-08 10:04:42 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-08 10:38:19 AM  
Probably posted by the a submitter whose diet consists of microwaved hot pockets.
 
2013-01-08 10:52:11 AM  
Headline "every 10 seconds"

Article "once, for 10 seconds"

I was really wondering how keeping a $3 loaf of bread good for 60 days was worth that electric bill.
 
2013-01-08 10:55:08 AM  
OR... you could just put the bread in your fridge/freezer... but, whatever.
 
2013-01-08 11:07:45 AM  
Or just freeze it.
 
2013-01-08 11:14:00 AM  
I just lick condensation off the pipes, eat radroach meat, and do my business in the corner.
 
2013-01-08 11:31:30 AM  

incendi: KyngNothing: DamnityouForgotyourLink too... that goes to a disambiguation page

You're looking for ergot, not ergo.


D'oh. Somehow I deleted the last character from the link.

Cheers for the correction :)
 
2013-01-08 11:34:29 AM  

serial_crusher: Or you could just buy new bread when it goes bad...


And only buy as much bread as your household normally consumes before it goes bad. Why does anyone need bread that is good 60 days later? Either you're buying too much bread, or you need to admit that you/your family just doesn't like bread all that much.
 
2013-01-08 11:47:47 AM  
So now we're eating crusty bread.
 
2013-01-08 11:48:49 AM  

jehovahs witness protection: Ever notice how rye bread refuses to mold?


That's because it tastes like shiat and mold knows it.

/IMHO
 
2013-01-08 11:52:04 AM  
Tomorrow's problem: People dying from eating 60-day old, irradiated bread

memedepot.com

Microwaves do not work that way!
 
2013-01-08 11:52:05 AM  
Run run fast as you can
 
2013-01-08 11:53:23 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Ra-di-a-tion. Yes, indeed. You hear the most outrageous lies about it. Half-baked goggle-box do-gooders telling everybody it's bad for you. Pernicious nonsense. Everybody could stand a hundred chest X-rays a year. They ought to have them, too.


Oh rly?

You first.
 
2013-01-08 11:53:30 AM  

tricycleracer: Headline "every 10 seconds"

Article "once, for 10 seconds"

I was really wondering how keeping a $3 loaf of bread good for 60 days was worth that electric bill.


When you're a bread manufacturer or a large grocer and you're keeping $30k of loaves of bread good for 60 days for a few bucks of electricity, it'll be worth it.
 
2013-01-08 11:53:34 AM  
I have the solution.

images.wikia.com
 
2013-01-08 11:53:54 AM  
Well, Syfy has a new plotline for Zombie Apocalypse II.
 
2013-01-08 11:54:42 AM  

serpent_sky: serial_crusher: Or you could just buy new bread when it goes bad...

And only buy as much bread as your household normally consumes before it goes bad. Why does anyone need bread that is good 60 days later? Either you're buying too much bread, or you need to admit that you/your family just doesn't like bread all that much.


it might be for people who can't afford a refrigerator? You know, in the third world. I know, I know, but why would they be able to afford a microwave? If just one person had it, tada! as opposed to everyone in the community having a fridge.

Anyways, massive fail by subtard.
 
2013-01-08 11:55:07 AM  

SurfaceTension: Irradiated =/= radioactive


Done in 1.
 
2013-01-08 11:56:00 AM  

Theaetetus: tricycleracer: Headline "every 10 seconds"

Article "once, for 10 seconds"

I was really wondering how keeping a $3 loaf of bread good for 60 days was worth that electric bill.

When you're a bread manufacturer or a large grocer and you're keeping $30k of loaves of bread good for 60 days for a few bucks of electricity, it'll be worth it.


How could a grocery store zap every loaf of bread on the shelf every 10 seconds, 24 hours a day for 2 months?  That's how I read the headline, and it's inaccurate.
 
2013-01-08 11:56:16 AM  

SpdrJay: Well, Syfy has a new plotline for Zombie Apocalypse II its next few dozen movies.


FTFY
 
2013-01-08 11:56:24 AM  
It's sad yet amusing that people still think microwaves == nuclear fission...

//And even sadder that I know people that freak out about wifi but have no problems using a walkie talkie...
 
2013-01-08 11:57:13 AM  

SurfaceTension: Irradiated =/= radioactive


Skyfrog: Tomorrow's problem: People dying from eating 60-day old, irradiated bread

[memedepot.com image 320x240]

Microwaves do not work that way!


Well, ya'll beat me to it.

I knew a guy who had access to a Co-60 source who used to irradiate his groceries.  Said he never had to toss spoiled produce out of the fridge.  Could've just been saying he did, but I'm actually inclined to believe it.

Because People in power are Stupid: So now we're eating crusty bread.


good bread should have a crust in the first place, dammit!
 
2013-01-08 11:57:54 AM  
All well and good, but how do you keep it from getting stale for sixty days?
Couldn't I just micro wave it for ten seconds myself?
 
2013-01-08 11:58:46 AM  
Just because something has sat around for a long while, doesn't make it bad.

Things only rot because of bacteria. You kill the bacteria, and they don't go bad.
That's why canned food lasts for years. Decades even. That's why a (particularly brave) scientiest can hack a wooly mammoth out of the ice and start gnawing on it's leg without any ill effects. I've eaten 'meat' out of a 10 year old MRE before. No problems. And Microwaves are nothing more than a certian frequency of radio emmissions.
 
2013-01-08 11:58:56 AM  

serpent_sky: serial_crusher: Or you could just buy new bread when it goes bad...

And only buy as much bread as your household normally consumes before it goes bad. Why does anyone need bread that is good 60 days later? Either you're buying too much bread, or you need to admit that you/your family just doesn't like bread all that much.


Distribution.

I can't send a loaf of bread to someone starving in Africa because the bread will mold before it can get there.
If the bread lasts for 60 days, I can easily fill up a container and have it shipped over on the cheap.
 
2013-01-08 12:00:07 PM  

RogermcAllen: I can't send a loaf of bread to someone starving in Africa because the bread will mold before it can get there.
If the bread lasts for 60 days, I can easily fill up a container and have it shipped over on the cheap.


Bread is mostly empty space.  You'd be better off shipping raw ingredients.
 
2013-01-08 12:00:32 PM  

Rufus Lee King: thecpt: And only buy as much bread as your household normally consumes before it goes bad. Why does anyone need bread that is good 60 days later? Either you're buying too much bread, or you need to admit that you/your family just doesn't like bread all that much.

[blog.timesunion.com image 432x504]


Hey, I didn't say that shiat. And I eat a loaf a week.
 
2013-01-08 12:00:48 PM  
Microwaves are not ionizing radiation.

/teh sceince is hard
 
2013-01-08 12:01:31 PM  
ಠ_ಠ
out the submitter
 
2013-01-08 12:02:42 PM  

Rufus Lee King: thecpt: And only buy as much bread as your household normally consumes before it goes bad. Why does anyone need bread that is good 60 days later? Either you're buying too much bread, or you need to admit that you/your family just doesn't like bread all that much.

[blog.timesunion.com image 432x504]


Jebus. A loaf a day of my bread would be about 950 calories.
 
2013-01-08 12:02:49 PM  

Sybarite: I keep my bread in the refrigerator, and I can't remember the last time I had any go moldy on me.


I used to do that too. And that reminded me of this: Link
 
2013-01-08 12:02:54 PM  
4,691 irradiated haggis.
 
2013-01-08 12:03:24 PM  

incendi: KyngNothing: DamnityouForgotyourLink too... that goes to a disambiguation page

You're looking for ergot, not ergo.


www.mooivanmij.nl
 
2013-01-08 12:03:39 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: jehovahs witness protection: Ever notice how rye bread refuses to mold?

But if it does, you really don't want to eat it


cogito ergo sum?
 
2013-01-08 12:04:11 PM  
Bread? That stuff is dangerous. I eat raw dough. "Baking" is just a euphemism for exposing your food to radiation. Don't do it!

things were better when ignorant people knew they were ignorant.
 
2013-01-08 12:04:42 PM  

ltdanman44: cogito ergo sum?


ergot ergo whoa...
 
2013-01-08 12:05:06 PM  

Radak: Subby sounds bad at physics.


too be fair (s)he could be bad at chemistry too.
 
2013-01-08 12:05:22 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Ra-di-a-tion. Yes, indeed. You hear the most outrageous lies about it. Half-baked goggle-box do-gooders telling everybody it's bad for you. Pernicious nonsense. Everybody could stand a hundred chest X-rays a year. They ought to have them, too.


25.media.tumblr.com

Agreed.
 
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