When I put my coffee mug in the microwave to heat it up after it cools off, I set it down with the handle at a different angle. Sometimes I leave the handle at six o’clock, sometimes at three o’clock, sometimes at straight-up twelve.
Hit the 30-second button, wait for the ping, open the door — the handle’s always at twelve o’clock. Always.
I feel like any science that could explain this could also probably explain a lot of other mysteries of the universe as well.