Any chocoholic knows the importance of chocolate, but did you know that chocolate is technically responsible for the invention of the microwave?
I know what you’re thinking, and whilst it didn’t come up with the technology all by itself, it did provide the inspiration for something that many of us cannot live without.
Scientists were experimenting with micro waves in hope of creating better radar detectors, when a scientist named Percy Spencer entered the lab with a chocolate bar in his pocket. He quickly realised that it began to melt and putting two and two together he figured out that the magnetron could potentially be used to cook food. He successfully tried popping corn and then attempted to cook an egg which cooked so quickly, it blew up in his face.
Moral of the story: Always walk around with a bar of chocolate; it could make you a millionaire!