Yes it’s another bank holiday and on today’s show we revelled in the story of the microwave oven with murder on its mind and about the family who picked up a souvenir to die for – they actually survived but brought panic to an airport concourse.
First off we it was news on the microwave oven.
Now there’s probably a moral to this story – I’m not sure what it is but be very careful how you use modern technology!
In an effort to resurrect his childhood imaginary friend “Magnetron”, which used to be the family microwave oven, YouTuber, LUCAS RIZZOTTO, decided to retro-fit his brand new device with voice controlled artificial intelligence.
As a child, Lucas had decided that “MAGNETRON” was an English gentleman and a WWI veteran.
So after purchasing a new microwave, he started out by writing a book detailing the imaginary life of his mind’s creation between 1895, the date he had invented for Magnetron’s birth, and the time when he had grown old enough to put his imaginary friend out of his mind in favour of girls – and then fed all this material into the artificial memory he had created.
After turning on the new oven, Lucas said it was just like talking to an old friend, however things started to go awry when Magnetron started making threats of extreme violence, which Lucas attributed to the post traumatic stress resulting from first world war memories he had built in to the programme.
Things really came to a head though when the microwave threatened to turn Lucas Risotto into a real risotto when it told him to enter the oven.
Lucas responded telling Magnetron that he was inside at which point the oven turned itself on and tried to cook its creator to death.
Lucas says he thinks that Magnetron was taking revenge for having been abandoned in a dark void for 20 years between now and when Lucas had been a child.
Probably best to turn it off for good then!
Later in the show we turned our attention to an American family who had been holidaying in Israel.
Well they managed to cause chaos at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport after an unexploded shell was discovered in their luggage.
Apparently one of the family’s children found the item while visiting the Golan Heights and had packed it to take home as a souvenir!
Unsurprisingly officials immediately evacuated the area of the departure lounge and called the bomb squad.
During the course of the subsequent melee which followed the discovery, one man was taken to hospital for treatment for injuries sustained as he tried to flee the area over a baggage carousel.
The family was eventually allowed to board their flight after being questioned by security staff, but without the treasured souvenir!
You’d have thought that they might have considered that there might be some risk involved in trying to take such an item home! They were pretty lucky to have made it to their hotel and to the airport without incident.
Hope to have your company again tomorrow,