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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby Tigger_the_Wing » Wed Sep 16, 2009 4:17 pm

TwistedSister wrote:Don't you get dizzy with all that blood rushing to your head from being upside down all the time Tig???
LOL


My son just said "That's why you spend 90% of the time lying down!"

So, perhaps it isn't neurological?! :shock_horror_gasp_FSM: You mean I've WASTED all that money on tests???!!!

Hmmm… that reminds me. I wonder why the doc hasn't rung with my results…

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Postby daftbeaker » Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:26 pm

ubidubikid #1 wrote:Chemistry can be pretty cool though. Yesterday my teacher made smelling salts, and one kid forgot proper wafting technique, specificaly that part about not sticking your nose in the stuff. Today he put some magnesium in some kind of acid, and he set the fumes on fire, and it went "pop"! He has also made some colorful and/or bubbly things, just to make sure that we're not bored.

Mg + 2HX - Mg2X + H2 (I have no idea how to do super/subscript in HTML) The fumes will be hydrogen gas. It is possible to do the same thing with aluminium foil and drain cleaner (lye) but not as controllable.

While I was doing my A-level coursework I was borrowing a fume cupboard in the 'less advanced' class of Year 11, witnessed one particularly incompetent moron snorting copper sulphate. Idiot.

Ask if you can make silly goo, all you need is PVA glue, borax and water. It's an interesting demonstration of polymerisation caused by bridging ions (if anyone asks for a reason).

I shall stop hijacking this thread with rubbish now, hello new people!
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby ubidubikid #1 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:09 pm

daftbeaker wrote:Ask if you can make silly goo, all you need is PVA glue, borax and water.

He already did. AND IT WAS AWESOME! (And squishy, and bouncy) He also droped water on something, (he hasn't told us what it was) and it shot green sparks into the air! He may be anal retentive, but he has some fun demos. There is usualy a strong burnt smell when we walk into the class room, I have declared that it smells like science. (There was one thing that a couple of people said smelled like India, we still haven't figured that out.)
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Postby Ubi Dubius » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:39 pm

ubidubikid #1 wrote:
daftbeaker wrote:Ask if you can make silly goo, all you need is PVA glue, borax and water.

He already did. AND IT WAS AWESOME! (And squishy, and bouncy) He also droped water on something, (he hasn't told us what it was) and it shot green sparks into the air! He may be anal retentive, but he has some fun demos. There is usualy a strong burnt smell when we walk into the class room, I have declared that it smells like science. (There was one thing that a couple of people said smelled like India, we still haven't figured that out.)


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Postby daftbeaker » Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:44 pm

Ubi Dubius wrote:I love the smell of chemistry in the morning. It smells like science!

Science smells faintly of rotten eggs and acetone?
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Postby TwistedSister » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:12 pm

You mean it smells like stinky feet?


Oh, by the way, to any newbies, this type of thing is normal around here.
Not so much the stinky feet, but hijacking a thread.
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Postby daftbeaker » Wed Sep 16, 2009 7:28 pm

TwistedSister wrote:You mean it smells like stinky feet?


Oh, by the way, to any newbies, this type of thing is normal around here.
Not so much the stinky feet, but hijacking a thread.

Yeah, pretty much. Stinky feet and solvents, occasionally mixed with vinegar.

The thread will get back on track eventually (as soon as a new person posts in fact), much quicker than that Chinese language post we hijacked into food and Python.
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Postby Roy Hunter » Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:10 am

In 1982, Uncle Gavin the chemistry teacher wrote:Right, who's coming back to do Chemistry in third year? OK, come over here and watch this hazardous experiment involving toluene and something else dangerous, because this year I'm allowed to show you it, but the Health and Safety Executive have decided that if I show you it next year it will give you all cancer. That's why I need to show you it now.
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Postby daftbeaker » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:23 am

Roy Hunter wrote:
In 1982, Uncle Gavin the chemistry teacher wrote:Right, who's coming back to do Chemistry in third year? OK, come over here and watch this hazardous experiment involving toluene and something else dangerous, because this year I'm allowed to show you it, but the Health and Safety Executive have decided that if I show you it next year it will give you all cancer. That's why I need to show you it now.

That is flipping brilliant! I'm a bit disturbed at your teachers being referred to as 'uncles' though.
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Postby Roy Hunter » Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:29 am

Most of our science teachers were cool enough to warrant the epithet. Uncle Stan's wife was a science teacher too, but she was referred to as 'Queen Bitch from Hell' rather than 'Auntie'. It's all in the attitude...
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Postby Ubi Dubium » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:50 pm

Welcome aboard, and thanks for remembering to post on this thread first! Now go forth and post ye on many other threads.
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Re: The New Convert Thread - MAKE YOUR FIRST POST HERE

Postby ET, the Extra Terrestrial » Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:56 pm

What happened? I thought this thread had been successfully hijacked!??!?!

Dang. Back to the drawing board. Does anyone have a drawing board?
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Postby pieces o'nine » Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:13 pm

I'll fetch mine back from the Epic Battle thread (may take awhile, though, as it's completely covered with lots of sharp, pointy art supplies).
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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:00 am

Taking it back to chemistry...

It was a school sport day thing, so me and a few friends stayed back at school, naturally. We ended up hanging around in the science lab all day with a student teacher with a really fun name. L-something. Anyway. He left for an hour or so, so naturally we went for the cuboard with all the fun stuff. We looked at the radioactive stuff, stored carefully away in a small plastic container, looked at the various peroxides, and then we saw the sodium.

Fun, fun stuff, sodium. Not in an enclosed room, however. We (well, me. I was the only one game enough to put the sodium in the water) filled that room up with an impressive amount of smoke.

And we got away with it!
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