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Why did this happen?

I was cooking and I stupidly placed a hot skillet pan on a wooden cutting board. The cutting board jumped several millimeters up and landed back on the bench. I quickly lifted it off and found a couple of white marks that then turned into burn marks.

But what caused the cutting board to jump?

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    Wouldn't you jump if someone put a hot skillet on you?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Cutting boards have feelings too.

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  • 2 months ago

    you could have steam generated if the board was wet, but that would cause the pan to jump.

    the only reason I can think of is that the pan was much heavier than the board so the reaction of the expanding steam caused the board to bounce against the pan, then against the counter top.

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