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Old 26 August 2008, 03:49 AM
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Chef Thunderstorms will spoil soup

Comment: I believe that Maryland crab soup will spoil if
there is a thunder storm. It has happened to me. Some say it is because
there is cabbage in the soup. Others say it is because of the corn. Could
you please research this and perhaps explain the reason why this spoilage
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Old 26 August 2008, 10:07 AM
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One possible reason is the lowering of the boiling point of the soup due to the pressure reduction associated with the thunderstorm; however this site seems to indicate that a pressure reduction of 10% (extreme for a non-tornado) would result in a boilng temperature reduction of less than 5c.
I do know that mountaineers complain about hot drinks (tea and coffee; I'm not sure about soup) due to similar boiling point reduction.
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Old 26 August 2008, 01:23 PM
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A thunderstorm will spoil my soup if there's a loud crash that startles me so much I knock the bowl into my lap.
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