my sweet friend gave me this incredible 70's swimsuit for my birthday.
like a complete idiot, i put it in the microwave for 60 seconds to try and kill any germs one might find in a second-hand swimsuit.
before the 60 seconds were up, an awful burning rubber smell filled the room.
swimsuit = destroyed. stuck together, giant holes, toxic mess.
moral: soap and water will kill germs, you don't have to nuclear radiate them.