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Headshot of me wearing red lipstick Kara Babcock

How NOT to microwave butter

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Note to self: when melting butter in the microwave to use over popcorn, do NOT set microwave to high.

Butter all over the microwave.

Luckily, our microwave is from 1987 and thus built like a tank. In order to destroy it, you'd actually have to stick a smaller microwave inside it and activate the two simultaneously. This would, of course, tear a hole in the space-time continuum, destroying the universe as well as the microwave. So don't try it.

Here's a close-up of the carnage:

A closeup of the butter apocalypse