Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ground Beef with a Side of Carbon Monoxide

Juliana found this little invention so fearsome that she encouraged me to make an article out of it.

While it's hard to tell at first glance, this device does not actually pump the exhaust directly over the patty. That would be bad, given the number of unpleasant compounds in car exhaust. However, the proposed device actually heats up metal surrounding the burger patty instead of exposing it directly to the fumes. Furthermore, this seems to be nothing more than a concept, not a physical item for which even a prototype exists.

It's still a pretty absurd idea, though.

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