Here's how a microwave works -- explained using only the 1,000 most common words in the English language

In Randall Munroe‘s new book “Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words,” he breaks down how complex machines work using only the thousand (or, ten hundred) most common words in the English language.

Microwaves have been a staple of the American household for decades now. But how do they even work? Here’s an explanation you’ll actually understand.

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