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Things not to do #1057

I once dried socks in a microwave. It worked quite well.

But yesterday my wife attempted to dry a sports bra on a halogen heater and the result, dear reader, was fucking tragic. I’d show you the photo but I don’t like picturing my wife’s under-garments in a public forum or scrabbling around the bin.

So, kids, don’t do it!

PS. The halogen heater survived.


  1. NickM says:

    So now you know what not to do with your sports bra Paul.

  2. Tcheuchter says:

    I do hope the good lady was not wearing said sports bra at the time.

  3. RAB says:

    Ness burnt her bra years ago. She was in a hurry and tried to grill it.

  4. Julie near Chicago says:

    I will try to remember this cautionary tale. It may be of some value, if I ever found out what a “halogen heater” is. I assume it’s a heater, with halogen involved somehow, but beyond that …

    Come to think of it, I did once have a halogen “torchiére” floor lamp. It would have served quite well as a halogen heater.

  5. NickM says:


    It’s a big lamp really. But not for drying bras.

  6. Kevin B says:

    It is important to remember that when drying items of apparel in microwave ovens to wait for the full sixty seconds* to elapse after cooking to allow all the radioactive by-products to decay to a safe level before donning said apparel.

    *That is what the ‘Wait a minute before serving” is about, isn’t it?

  7. Mr Ed says:

    I too dried my socks in a μwave, at University, a gesture of contempt for my fellow residents’ housekeeping. It was more of a kickstart as the more water evaporates the less there is to absorb the waves and the smaller the marginal benefit.

  8. Julie near Chicago says:

    Thank you, Nick. My program is to learn 1 new thing every day. Day before yesterday I learned not to dry my sports bra on a halogen heater. If I had a sports bra. Today learned what a halogen heater is. It’s a heater, that uses halogen.

    Thank you for helping me with educational program. :>)

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