Saturday, April 4, 2009

Just for Fun: What happens to a Peep in the Microwave?

Since Easter is coming and Peeps are plentiful in the store (well at least until a couple days before Easter I never can seem to find them a couple days before Easter), I thought I would have some fun with my youngest daughter. We thought we would see what would happen to a peep in the microwave. This is fun for those of you who do not actually eat the peeps; but then again, even if you eat the peeps, this could be fun for you too. We didn't go as far as actually exploding them in the microwave, but we blew it up to the point of almost exploding. We were very curious about how long it would take to blow one up to 3-4 times its normal size. We found it does not take long at all since we have an 1100 watt microwave. It took us about 35 seconds. Imagine the delight of my 4 yr old watching the peep grow in size right before her very eyes, the excitement on her face was priceless. Here is what we found:

A peep in the microwave after about 15 seconds:

A peep in the microwave after about 35 seconds:

You can see here the difference between a regular sized peep, and one that was heated in the microwave. I think it is about 3 times its normal size, that is my observation anyway.

What is the point some would ask? Well, there is no point, we just did something just for fun since it is one of the Peep seasons. Gotta have fun in the kitchen sometimes. So I ask the question of readers: What is your favorite thing to do with Peeps? If you have some off the wall thing you do with Peeps, email them to me with pictures and I can post them here in the Just For Fun category here on my blog. Leave me a comment if you have no pictures, or if you have pictures email them to me at I look forward to hearing all those off the wall Peep stories. Happy Easter!

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1 comment:

Meg said...

I have microwaved peeps several times because it is fun to watch. Peeps are hilarious. I love just seeing them around Easter time.