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As mentioned above, may result in StuffBlowingUp. Compare MicrowaveTheDog. Obviously, DontTryThisAtHome.

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As mentioned above, may result in StuffBlowingUp. Compare MicrowaveTheDog. Obviously, DontTryThisAtHome. (Unfortunately, [[TruthInTelevision there are those who will and do.]])


* In one of the "dumbest tweets" videos in ''WebVideo/MostAmazingTopTen'', someone tweets that they tried microwaving their phone to charge it, but it exploded instead.

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* In one of the "dumbest tweets" videos in ''WebVideo/MostAmazingTopTen'', someone tweets that they tried microwaving their phone to charge it, but it exploded instead.
instead. This might be related to the fact that when the first induction-charging-capable iPhone was released, trolls promptly made fake ads claiming it was also microwave-compatible.


* ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' follows its predecessor and lets you put a hamster in a microwave oven again. This time it is a required solution to a puzzle and the hamster is okay because [[HumanPopsicle it was cryogenically frozen]] and microwaving it revives it.
* One of the most infamous moments in ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' involves blowing up a hamster in the microwave.

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* ''Maniac Mansion'' series:
** One of the most infamous moments in ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' involves blowing up a hamster in the microwave.
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''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' follows its predecessor and lets you put a hamster in a microwave oven again. This time it is a required solution to a puzzle and the hamster is okay because [[HumanPopsicle it was cryogenically frozen]] and microwaving it revives it. \n* One of the most infamous moments in ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' involves blowing up a hamster in the microwave.


* ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' follows its predecessor and lets you put a hamster in a microwave oven again. This time it is a required solution to a puzzle and the hamster is okay because future tech.

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* ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' follows its predecessor and lets you put a hamster in a microwave oven again. This time it is a required solution to a puzzle and the hamster is okay because future tech.[[HumanPopsicle it was cryogenically frozen]] and microwaving it revives it.


As mentioned above, may result in StuffBlowingUp. Obviously, DontTryThisAtHome.

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As mentioned above, may result in StuffBlowingUp. Compare MicrowaveTheDog. Obviously, DontTryThisAtHome.

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The purpose of a microwave is to heat leftover/frozen dinners up. But what happens if you insert things that's ''not'' meant to be edible in there?

Ever heard of the warning: "DO NOT PUT METAL IN THIS OVEN"? That's because it creates sparks and can start a fire. Often times in fictitious works, HilarityEnsues.

But not so much if the explosion in question injures someone. Even less so if there was a small creature stuffed inside there [[CruelAndUnusualDeath and tortured to its death]]...

As mentioned above, may result in StuffBlowingUp. Obviously, DontTryThisAtHome.
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[[AC:AnimeAndManga]]
* ''Manga/YondemasuYoAzazelsan'' has Beelzebub (a fly) trying to put his, uh, "meal" inside a microwave, even as Sakuma warns him not to. He gets stopped by Akutabe.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Foxtrot}}'': Paige once put some soup in the microwave, and it exploded. When her mother asks to see the can, Paige answers "I told you, it exploded."
--> '''Andy:''' Paige, didn't we have this conversation about our ''first'' microwave?

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* The movie ''Film/AmericanHustle'' is set in the 1970s, when the microwave was still a new invention. As such, it makes somewhat ([[BrainlessBeauty but not much]]) more sense that Rosalynn disregards Irving's instructions not to put metal in the microwave (or "science oven," as it's called by both of them) he received from Mayor Polito. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOkK9-rLchU It blows up and catches fire spectacularly.]]
* On ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', one of the titular monsters is killed in the microwave.
* In ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'', Felix puts a potato-sized lump of plastic explosive in a microwave at a convenience store in an attempt to kill Martin.
* The boys blow up a worm in the microwave in one scene of ''How To Eat Fried Worms''.
* ''Film/UnderSiege'' has a non-humorous example. Ryback wants to prepare a warm welcome for the terrorists who have taken over the battleship, so he puts a can containing combustible material inside a microwave and turns it on. When the terrorists arrive in the kitchen, the can inside the microwave explodes.

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* ''Series/BrainiacScienceAbuse'' did this once per episode with a wide variety of objects. Due to the often explosive results of these experiments, there were multiple DoNotTryThisAtHome warnings both before and after.
* In ''Series/TheKidsAreAlright2018'', which is set in the early seventies, Mike brings a microwave prototype home for testing. Peggy resents it because she sees it as an intrusion in her kitchen, so she sabotages it by putting a fork inside and turning it on. It shorts out a fuse and causes a blackout.

[[AC:VideoGames]]
* ''VideoGame/DayOfTheTentacle'' follows its predecessor and lets you put a hamster in a microwave oven again. This time it is a required solution to a puzzle and the hamster is okay because future tech.
* One of the most infamous moments in ''VideoGame/ManiacMansion'' involves blowing up a hamster in the microwave.
* ''VideoGame/StrongBadsCoolGameForAttractivePeople'': If the microwave is examined, Strong Bad claims that it is unusable due to the doors being stuck shut by nacho entrails and mangled action figures.
* ''[[VideoGame/Yakuza2 Yakuza Kiwami 2]]'' has a [[ActionCommands Heat Action]] where Kiryu [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvcIvHQcKNc stuffs an enemy's head into a convenience store microwave]] and orders the clerk to turn it on.

[[AC:WebOriginal]]
* There was a whole [=YouTube=] channel devoted to answering the question "Is It a Good Idea to Microwave This?". And more often than not, it ''isn't''.
* ''WebVideo/{{Jacksfilms}}'': In a BlackComedy example, the video "punishing my terrible dog" has Jack care for his dog, Klondike, whilst doing the ''Film/BirdBox'' challenge [[note]]doing normal activities blindfolded[[/note]]. At the end, he mistakes the microwave for her crate and puts her [[note]]really an obviously fake dog[[/note]] inside, and turns it on thinking he's locking her in for the night.
* In one of the "dumbest tweets" videos in ''WebVideo/MostAmazingTopTen'', someone tweets that they tried microwaving their phone to charge it, but it exploded instead.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Fry stupidly puts a metal pack of popcorn into a microwave. This somehow combines with a supernova to send the planet express ship and crew back to the 1950s. [[RealityEnsues It also destroys the microwave]]. This is a problem, because making a return trip to the future requires a functional microwave.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' episode, "Carnival of the Darned", Johnny takes a device that Carl made tapes his food to it, and starts to put it in the microwave, which Carl points out it not something you can do with metal. Johnny ignores him and does anyway, resulting in the microwave exploding and making a mess of the kitchen.

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* An enduring UrbanLegend holds that someone put their wet Chihuahua in the microwave to dry it out.
* The discovery that one of the very few chemical reactions involving gold can be brought about by putting a plate with gold leaf decoration into a microwave, thus turning it a very vivid blue - heat plus microwave radiation oxidises gold, creating auric oxide - is one of the minor delights of an education in physical chemistry. Pissed off kitchen staff have done this to annoying hotel owners as a sort of "screw you", effectively destroying the most expensive plateware through one of those little mishaps.
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