An Occasional Correspondent sends this along...
Heh. In re: fire detection. We've set off the smoke alarm in El Casa Móvil De Pennington more than once while nuking some of Orville's best. Why is it I never learn?NOTE: I checked with SNOPES and this really does work.
With all the fear of radiation fallout from Japan, I thought it might be useful to tell you about a cheap, effective, homemade radiation tester you can easily assemble and rely upon.
Just follow these simple instructions:TAKE A BAG OF ORVILLE REDENBACHER MICROWAVE POPCORN; LEAVE IT ON YOUR KITCHEN COUNTER.IF IT STARTS POPPING, YOU'RE SCREWED
See? It's not just used for fire detection any more.