All I can say is...
The Pop-Tart Blow Torch Effect was unwittingly discovered by Thomas Nangle of Springfield, Ohio. His toaster failed to properly deploy his strawberry Pop-Tarts and giant flames emerged from his toaster and toasted his kitchen to the tune of $3,000 damage. Nangle's insurance company refused to pay for it as they blamed the accident on negligent cooking. Nangle's local fire department decided to investigate this claim about a previously unknown ignition source and managed to duplicate Nangle's "accident". Dave Barry picked up on the local news and he himself conducted his own Pop-Tarts experiment. After Barry's expose, much of the world was left in disbelief that a loved comfort food could be so dangerous. What next? Would we be told Silly String is dangerous around the open flames atop a birthday cake?
Texas A&M professor Patrick Michaud, the leading authority in the emerging field of Food Entertainment, decided the world needed science to weigh in with an objective opinion. In a series of controlled experiments, Michaud discovered a standard off-the-snack-shelf Pop Tart can produce 18" high flames within 40 seconds of ignition.
With this mounting evidence, Nangle threatened to haul Kellogg's into court. Kellogg's settled out of court for $2,400.
Last edited by Nicholas Carey; 01-05-2007 at 07:17 PM.
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