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May 22, 2007 at 2:17 PM

Boeing didn’t plan for microwave curry

On the 747, at least. Maybe it has addressed this in the Dreamliner.

From The Register:

Forget binary liquid explosives, a British Airways stewardess has shown how it’s really done by popping her curry ready meal into a 747’s club class microwave, with explosive results.

The spicy blast — caused by the supermarket-bought nosh’s inability to withstand the might of the double-strength airborne microwave — provoked crew on the Heathrow to Miami jaunt to deploy a fire extinguisher “to douse the blazing oven.”

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