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There are many inventions in the world, but it is rare that inventions you use on a day to day basis are made by accident for example the amazing microwave. The microwave has impacted the world in many different ways that most people wouldn’t expert Percy Spencer was the inventor of the microwave. He was born on July 9, 1894 in Howland Maine. He was living a healthy life and at the age of 12 and 16, he started working at a spool mill. Percy worked there for four years but was never happy with his job. When his friends mentioned that there was an opening job for a paper factory that was run on electricity, Percy was eager to learn how to apply for the job. Spencer was one of the three people who were selected for the job. That’s what started Percy Spencer on electricity. At the age of 18, Spencer made a hard decision. He decided to join the U.S. Navy in which he leaned about wireless and radio technology. The only thing that was keeping Percy down was the fact that his parents weren’t there to support his accomplishments. Spencer’s  father passed away when Spencer was a toddler, and Percy’s mother abandoned him at a very young age. But over all, Percy Spencer had a pretty good life.When Percy Spencer was done serving the country, Percy started working at a company called Amana and that’s when he started to invent his creation. But how did he come up with the idea of the microwave? Well, Spencer was with some friends and put a chocolate bar in his pocket. It was a hot summer day and when he put it in his pocket. Later that day Spencer took the chocolate bar out of his pocket at found it all melted. Then it got him wondering how did it happen so fast? And so he began his experimenting. After many attempts, in 1945 the microwave was born! But it wasn’t so easy, for example the first microwave pencer invented was a huge rectangular invention but Percy didn’t have that in mind but wanted something that can go in a kitchen. So then Percy had to find smaller pieces to fit in a smaller rectangle. It was a pretty difficult process but Percy Spencer managed to do it. The amazing microwave was released on October 8th, 1947. This invention impacted the world so much by heating up food so quickly and efficiently without having to make a fire and heat what you need to heat. The microwave however heats up different foods in a matter of minutes, making it easy to serve leftover food. Since then, the microwave made an impact by heating up foods quicker than ever! Sadly Percy Spencer died on September 8th 1970 at the age of 70, but one thing is for sure, Percy Spencer changed the world. Next time you heat something up in the microwave, remember that the incredible invention made your life in the kitchen way easier!

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