BITS ‘N’ PIECES
Narrated Abu Huraira (R.A):
The Prophet (S.A.W) said, “Allah said, ‘I will be an opponent to three types of people on the Day of Resurrection:
1. One who makes a covenant in my name, but proves treacherous;
2. One who sells a free person and eats his price; and,
3. One who employs a labourer and takes full work from him but does not pay him for his lab our.’ “
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 3, Book 36, Number 470
Cacophony is the use of a combination of words with loud, harsh sounds.
For instance: As we entered the farmyard we were met with a cacophony of animal sounds.
Percy Spencer was the genius who invented the microwave oven. This invention of this wonderful creation was an accident. Spencer worked for a company named Raytheon, developing microwave radar transmitters during World War II. One day in 1945, he noticed that a candy bar he had in his pocket was starting to melt. The microwaves from the radar set he was working on were cooking the candy bar in his pocket!
With a little experimentation, Spencer figured out that the microwaves could be concentrated to heat food. He created the first working microwave oven, and the first food he cooked in it was popcorn. Microwave ovens use microwaves, which are radio waves at a frequency of approximately 2,500 megahertz, to heat food. Microwaves are absorbed by water, fats and sugars and are immediately converted to heat. The microwaves penetrate food quickly, so they cook food evenly and quickly.
Microwaves are not absorbed by most plastics, glass or ceramics, so they are perfect for heating food without heating everything else around the food. This enables microwave ovens to use less energy than other cooking appliances.
Raytheon filed a patent for Spencer’s microwave cooking process on October 8, 1945. In 1947, Raytheon produced the first commercial microwave oven and called it the “Radarange.” It was almost six feet tall and weighed about 750 pounds?
The cost of the first Radarange was $5,000, which would be equal to over $52,000 today. Today, millions of kitchens contain a microwave oven. You’ll also find them in just about every restaurant kitchen and quite a few convenience stores, too. Whether you’re heating up water for coffee, reheating leftovers for lunch or popping a bag of microwave popcorn for a late-night snack, the microwave oven does these things quicker than any other appliance. And that’s why it’s so popular!