The Punch

If you microwave grapes, they would catch fire.

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If you microwave grapes, they would catch fire. In 2011, a physicist at the University of Sydney (Australia) went viral after he placed a grape in the microwave and filmed the aftermath. Oddly enough, scientists couldn’t explain the phenomenon until 2019. A March 2019 study published in Proceeding­s of the National Academy of Sciences reported that the fruity fireball occurs as a result of the loose electrons and ions that cluster to form plasma when grapes get hot.

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