[About a new study from the University of Florida] It proves that you can indeed kill almost every hint of bacteria on your average rancid germ-filled household sponge by simply nuking it for two full minutes - which will, if you try it, turn your sponge into a smoking smoldering extraterrestrial WMD device you cannot touch for about an hour lest you scald your fingertips and wonder what the hell a basic household sponge is made of that it doesn’t actually catch fire or liquefy after two minutes in a microwave. But hey, at least everything’s dead.
—  Mark Morford, Who will kill the evil germs?, January 26 2007