Monday, December 04, 2006

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Whenever I heat up baked beans, I get to thinking about how they end up hot.

Ohhh, yes! I think to myself, when the heat hits the beans it agitates the molecules and that's how the beans get hot. Now, I have no idea at all whether this is even true. For all I know I have totally made it up. Actually writing it down now, it seems a little implausible to me. And I never think it at any other time, or when I'm doing any other cooking-related activity. Only when I'm heating baked beans. Every. Single. Time.



Anonymous Anonymous chimed in with...

o-kay. i read the twice and still don't get it. that's what i get for blogging after work.

05 December, 2006 00:10  
Blogger Vicus Scurra chimed in with...

The answer to the first is because God likes hot food. Nothing to do with physics. Accept it as a gift.
The more important question is why you are asking the question.

05 December, 2006 08:34  
Blogger Murph chimed in with...

What about the microwave then? That's even more magic, like a futuristic space machine where magic rays produce excitement from thin air. Deal nor no Deal, anyone?

05 December, 2006 09:06  
Blogger zanna chimed in with...


05 December, 2006 09:26  
Blogger Donna chimed in with...

Cheese beanos. That's what we call baked beans on toast with cheese on top. It's Clive's mum's name for it. She's a crazy woman and still makes me smile with her crazy odd little things.

05 December, 2006 10:10  
Blogger Fifi chimed in with...

Yum. My pregnant tum and i now really fancy beans...

I don't understand how anything works - how food gets hot, how aeroplanes stay in the air or get up there in the first place, how the phone or the telly or the computer works...let alone how the earth spins on its axis or how the sun remembers to come up every morning or the tides work or how the planets all manage to hang in the same universe...and what is all that STUFF in the middle of the earth that we know nothing about...

Help! Can't bear to think about any of it. I'll just go and heat some beans.

05 December, 2006 10:36  
Anonymous Ole Phat Stu chimed in with...

Beans->Farts->Methane->Ozone layer depletion->Global warming->beans get hotter ;-)

05 December, 2006 11:40  
Blogger Billy chimed in with...

Baked beans get very hot in a toasted sandwich maker.

05 December, 2006 12:44  
Blogger treespotter chimed in with...

this will rank as one of your very best masterpiece.

one to remember and forever ponder.

05 December, 2006 14:08  
Blogger Arabella chimed in with...

Viccus Scurra has a mind after my own heart.
Anyway, beans. I will never ever tire of baked beans on toast. It has always tasted divine and it always will. Life's mysteries are great, aren't they?

05 December, 2006 15:48  
Blogger Spinsterella chimed in with...

I am off now to put some potatoes in the oven. They will get hot AND cook, then I will eat them.

I'd never wondered how or why before. I seem to remember something about the Maynard reaction or something at school, but I think that just applies to toast.

05 December, 2006 18:06  
Blogger belladona chimed in with...

I know you are right but I don't remember what the law is. I spent most of my physics lessons with my hand up asking what on earth everyone was talking about.

05 December, 2006 18:29  
Blogger realdoc chimed in with...

Whilst you're at it why is toast nicer than bread?

05 December, 2006 18:48  
Blogger surly girl chimed in with...

durrr, because it's toast. what do they teach you at medical school these days?

oh, and ole phat stu? i was kind of hoping you'd explain the whole how-baked-beans-get-hot thing. bah.

05 December, 2006 19:28  
Anonymous sooz chimed in with...

But they don't do they? The beans don't get hot until the sauce gets hot and then the beans (or the sauce) burn the pan!
Yet it says on the tin that you mustn't let them boil (I think!)

Baked beans = spawn-of-the-devil - on account of being forced to eat each and every one individually when they'd got cold! Do you KNOW how powdery the inside of a baked bean is? *shudder*

Oh and Fifi - congratulations! Now get thy pregnant arse onto some poems dear girl will you? :)

05 December, 2006 23:06  
Anonymous Other Half chimed in with...

Beans on toast rocks....even more so when you're stoned off your face !

06 December, 2006 09:05  
Blogger Annie Rhiannon chimed in with...

I'll think about that every time I eat baked beans now, too. I'll never enjoy them properly again.

06 December, 2006 12:38  

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