Burnt mac and cheese forces evacuation of state capitol

A cheesy culprit is to blame for an evacuation of the Iowa State Capitol: burnt Easy Mac.

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An emergency alarm was triggered Monday morning, when smoke was seen coming from a microwave behind the Senate chamber, The Des Moines Register reported.

The reason for the evacuation was later discovered to be burnt-to-a-crisp Easy Mac. The typically bright orange-colored noodles appeared to be black as coal in a photo of the cup-sized offender.

An intense ITK investigation finds that Easy Mac directions instruct the macaroni and cheese consumer to microwave the cheddar-flavored concoction for three and a half minutes. It also advises Easy Mac makers to never leave a microwave unattended.