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Interesting Science experiment

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Retired Guy, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. Retired Guy

    Retired Guy Feeling the Heat

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    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    What the heck was THAT?
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    "Reaction of ammonium dichromate and pellets of mercuric thiocyanate. Also called the "Serpents in the Grass" reaction. "

    I had to look it up. I failed chemistry in high school.




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    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    I came close to failing, myself. My chem teacher - who was also my Mom's chem teacher - had a still he fabricated in the chemical
    storage room between two chem labs. He & one of the algebra teachers would take their lunch hour in there. If you had either one
    of them AFTER lunch, you didn't learn much. I had chem after lunch. Fortunately for me, my girlfriend all thru high school had an
    Aunt who was also a chem teacher & she tutored me for three weeks prior to the final. I managed to pull a failing grade up to a C+...
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    Reminds me of those snake pellets we used to buy from comic book ads.
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  6. Retired Guy

    Retired Guy Feeling the Heat

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    I used to work with a guy like that in Clifton Park. Made great flavored spirits
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    Had problems in Biology and Chemistry both. And it didn't have anything at all to do with the fact that the two teachers were sleeping with each other. I just wasn't interested in the classes. In Bio I was more interested in the girl sitting next to me. Many years later I saw her again. Glad that interest waned. ;lol
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    LOL- Cr and Hg chemistry- don't EVER do that outside of a fume hood, ladies
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    Snake volcano. Probably got a gov't grant for that :p.
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    They were speaking what sounded like Russian- but maybe it's a scale model for their govt funded James Bond super weapon, if Romney's worries were right :)
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    If that's a scale model, they're going to need a really big Zippo if they want to make WMD's.
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