An article on Yahoo gave me pause and made me wonder what on earth could be next.
Apparently there was a fire in a Brooklyn apartment – the oven was set on fire – spontaneously – really. It just up and burst into flames all by its little self. The oven burned so hot it melted the plastic thermometer inside – that’s never a good thing. What’s odd about this situation is the fact that the owner of the oven hadn’t left it on – the oven was off when it started to burn.
Just for the record this is a Maytag oven. What caused the fire? So-called experts blame it on a nearby ringing cell phone. Yes, you read that correctly, a cell phone. It has something to do with certain types of cell phones having the ability to activate certain models of Maytag ovens – in fact they activate the broilers. I can see it now — “Sweetie, please call me at 7 p.m. so the steaks start cooking.” Huh?
I don’t understand the physics or science or whatever behind this but I have the article for you to read and you can figure it out for yourself. All I know is I’m keeping my cell phone away from my new furnace and air conditioner because both of those appliances are Maytags and the thought that my ringing cell phone might cause my furnace to suddenly turn on to 120 degrees some time this week is a bit frightening to me. Or what if the cell phone is just sitting on the end table in the living room sometime this coming winter minding its own busines when it rings and triggers the air conditioning to cool the house down to -10 degrees? Like I don’t have enough to worry about. Gah…had to buy Maytag. Thank goodness the new stove/oven is a Jenn Air. They’re probably triggered by blowdryers with my luck.
I knew there was a reason the Maytag repairman died. He suffered from an overdose of electromagnetic interference.
Next thing ya know they’ll be saying Michael Jackson died not because he was given those drugs by his doctor but from a lethal dose of electromagnetic interference caused by moonwalking while his cell was ringing. Yup – cell phones all over are rising up against us. It’s the Terminator at the cellular level. I give up.
Go Here for story from Yahoo. I couldn’t possibly make this up on my own.