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08/09/1970 American physicist Percy Spencer dies

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Short Biography of Percy Spencer || Inventor of Microwave oven

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The Microwave: Where did it come from? | Stuff of Genius

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How a Microwave Oven Works

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How does a microwave work? - Naked Science Scrapbook

He almost accidentally invented the microwave oven. Spencer was a naval expert in radar technology. One day, he took a candy bar to work in his pocked. When he approached working radar, the candy bar melted. Spencer was not the first to notice this phenomenon, but he was the first to investigate it.
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