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2012-09-13 01:38:28 AM
Chemistry is fun!
 
2012-09-13 01:40:32 AM
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2012-09-13 01:41:54 AM
Bart Simpson has been there.
 
2012-09-13 01:42:45 AM
Meh. No explosion. So what.
 
2012-09-13 01:48:48 AM
Nitric acid and no bomb making? Hell,make a bomb that spreads HCN and you have a real party there.
 
2012-09-13 01:49:18 AM
...because nobody suspects the butterfly.
 
2012-09-13 01:51:35 AM
www.chemistryland.com
farm8.static.flickr.com
 
2012-09-13 01:52:46 AM
I am a little rusty on my chemistry but:

FTFADespite the outcome, fire officials tell us the cyanide was not a major player in this experiment. In fact that they say it's common in a lot of the products we use every day.

Mainly in drugs -- this wasn't the deadly hydrogen cyanide most are familiar with.



cyanide + acid = hydrogen cyanide


Am I missing something here?
 
2012-09-13 01:57:02 AM
Found a pic of the teacher.
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-09-13 01:57:16 AM
She blinded me with Sinus!
 
2012-09-13 01:59:50 AM
Great. Now Texas will just argue that this is proof that science in the classroom is a bad idea, and will use it as even more of an excuse to replace science with Jesus.

"Fancy learnins is dangerous! Cletus o'var ain't never been killt by no prayin'! Go Cowboys!"
 
2012-09-13 02:06:19 AM
Still no Texas tag.
 
2012-09-13 02:08:45 AM

Claude Ballse: Great. Now Texas will just argue that this is proof that science in the classroom is a bad idea, and will use it as even more of an excuse to replace science with Jesus.

"Fancy learnins is dangerous! Cletus o'var ain't never been killt by no prayin'! Go Cowboys!"


This. Teach the controversy, not well-known facts like what happens when cyanide meets acid.
 
2012-09-13 02:10:29 AM

inkerhet: Chemistry is fun!


My chemistry professor loved to show the video of a distinguished professor from years past setting fire to the curtains in the lecture hall while demonstrating an experiment. Hilarious thing was that the old dude was still trying to continue the lecture while fighting the fire.

The chemists of Dad's generation must've been a bold lot.
 
2012-09-13 02:11:49 AM

Claude Ballse: Great. Now Texas will just argue that this is proof that science in the classroom is a bad idea, and will use it as even more of an excuse to replace science with Jesus.

"Fancy learnins is dangerous! Cletus o'var ain't never been killt by no prayin'! Go Cowboys!"


Your stereotypes for Texas are painfully outdated. I'm certain that even in a metroplex of 8 million people, none of them are Cletus. Not even a Jesup or a Bodean. You'd have to travel to Ft. Worth just to get a Billy Bob, and frankly that's just for the tourists that visit the Stockyards because they want to see what they imagine Texas to be.

Painfully right on the Jesus and Cowboys, however.
 
2012-09-13 02:18:10 AM

Mitch Taylor's Bro: Still no Texas tag.


You're calling for a Texas tag over a pedestrian, commonplace accident that happens in High Schools all across the country? Mix two of the wrong chemicals when the teacher isn't looking, and boom: surprise poisonous gas. So common that there is a documented list of every time it's appeared in popular culture. That is what somehow demands that Texas gets their own extra special cuddly wuddly unique snowflake tag?

You're probably the same kind of person who complains that everyone gets a trophy for participating, too.
 
2012-09-13 02:20:06 AM
Did they also use Happiness?
 
2012-09-13 02:21:14 AM
Has proofreading become a fineable offense, or are news articles typed with thumbs as well? The first sentence is missing a preposition.
 
2012-09-13 02:30:43 AM
Science and Texas just don't mix.
 
2012-09-13 02:35:26 AM

grinnel: Has proofreading become a fineable offense, or are news articles typed with thumbs as well? The first sentence is missing a preposition.


Consider the likely profits of running a typical news site. Consider also the likely wages of competent staff.

The shiat's probably cranked out by student volunteers or interns and isn't deemed worth the time it would take for one of the few people actually on the payroll to review it. Sucks, yes, but I'd bet a lot of these writers wouldn't pass the TOEFL.
 
2012-09-13 02:50:28 AM
The real tragedies here are:

"They told us to stay out of the building and to stay away from everything that's happening pretty much", said student Kalob Linton

"Yeah I was freaked out because I didn't know what was happening but it's okay now", said student Karin Ortiz.


NAME YOUR CHILDREN PROPERLY DOUCHEBAGS
=============

I had a wonderful and dangerous high school chemistry teacher, Steve Dickhaus (heh), that was a bit reckless with his experiments. He had no fingernails--they had been continually eroded by his experiments. His class was highly entertaining and even the mouth-breathers and knuckle draggers got decent grades because they were engaged--he was tough yet fair and regarded disinterested students as a challenge. You did well in his class because you did not want to let him down.

After Dr. Robert Ballard discovered the Titanic and was running ROVs down there, Dickhaus (et al) managed to bring the project into our school. Students from throughout the state could remotely, via satellite link to the mother ship (Nadir?), pilot ARGO-Jason. He had all kinds of wacky projects that encompassed the state, district, township or school, including a scholarly publications bureau within the school, separate from the Journalism/English department. The dinosaurs *loved* that one. As an involved student of Dickhaus, I got to work with Ballard a bit, and seeing two great men collaborate was inspiring and reassuring (about the state of science).

He had a tremendous influence on me. He and three other teachers at that school taught me *real* things (Ross, Lewis and Frick, in case you're farkers) about their fields and about life in general. I still find myself thinking of Dickhaus when I do dangerous or stupid things, or when I am procrastinating... "Go ahead and see what happens," he tells me.

He was found dead at his desk at school, aged only 52, having either worked late or come in early, as both were his custom. He is survived by the thousands of mercury and cyanide addled minds he fostered into permanent, irreversible DRAIN BLAMMAGE.

/POTATO
 
2012-09-13 03:04:02 AM
Let's take all these bad chemistry jokes and barium.
 
2012-09-13 03:10:21 AM
Every week or two, someone mixes ammonia and bleach and violates the Geneva Conventions on their poor neighbors, and this is news?

Lligeret: cyanide + acid = hydrogen cyanide


Am I missing something here?


Yeah, no shiat, I was wondering about that too. Vice Principal's "expert" explanation maybe?
 
2012-09-13 03:12:26 AM

ShannonKW: inkerhet: Chemistry is fun!

My chemistry professor loved to show the video of a distinguished professor from years past setting fire to the curtains in the lecture hall while demonstrating an experiment. Hilarious thing was that the old dude was still trying to continue the lecture while fighting the fire.

The chemists of Dad's generation must've been a bold lot.


Was it on 8mm reel-to-reel? Because all of those were the best lectures ever. They also firmly entrenched the fact that grad students are slaves to any degrading labor a professor can come up with....
 
2012-09-13 03:26:56 AM

bittermang: Claude Ballse: Great. Now Texas will just argue that this is proof that science in the classroom is a bad idea, and will use it as even more of an excuse to replace science with Jesus.

"Fancy learnins is dangerous! Cletus o'var ain't never been killt by no prayin'! Go Cowboys!"

Your stereotypes for Texas are painfully outdated. I'm certain that even in a metroplex of 8 million people, none of them are Cletus. Not even a Jesup or a Bodean. You'd have to travel to Ft. Worth just to get a Billy Bob, and frankly that's just for the tourists that visit the Stockyards because they want to see what they imagine Texas to be.

Painfully right on the Jesus and Cowboys, however.


Texas is basically California's religious alter-ego. We're both gigantic, have tons of technology innovation and deep pockets, major oil industries, huge diverse populations with gay tolerant downtowns, lots of different political and ethnic viewpoints, insane amounts of Spanish/Mexican heritage, and yet the rest of the country thinks all 50 million residents are a Berkeley Granola crossed with Valley Girl or this amalgam of Pasadena rigger, Ozark hillbilly (it's another state ffs), and J.R. Ewing.

I guess Texas needs some updated cultural memes, John Travolta just doesn't cut it these days.
 
2012-09-13 03:27:57 AM

foxyshadis: Lligeret: cyanide + acid = hydrogen cyanide


Am I missing something here?

Yeah, no shiat, I was wondering about that too. Vice Principal's "expert" explanation maybe?


Maybe they had a cyanide compound that was insoluble in nitric acid? That seems likely given the HS classroom setting.
It's possible that the fumes were caused by something else getting into the nitric acid and the student they interviewed was just mistaken.
 
2012-09-13 04:03:42 AM
foxyshadis: Texas is basically California's religious alter-ego. We're both gigantic, have tons of technology innovation and deep pockets, major oil industries, huge diverse populations with gay tolerant downtowns, lots of different political and ethnic viewpoints, insane amounts of Spanish/Mexican heritage, and yet the rest of the country thinks all 50 million residents are a Berkeley Granola crossed with Valley Girl or this amalgam of Pasadena rigger, Ozark hillbilly (it's another state ffs), and J.R. Ewing.

In short

lordargent.com

Lligeret : cyanide + acid = hydrogen cyanide

Well, the question is what type of cyanide molecule was on the left side of the equation.

Most of them are poisonous, but to varying degrees, so it could mean the difference between them getting slightly sick, really sick, or gas chambered.

// when they clean gas chambers, they use a less poisonous poison to react with the leftover HCN.
 
2012-09-13 05:08:47 AM

sporkme: "Yeah I was freaked out because I didn't know what was happening but it's okay now", said student Karin Ortiz.NAME YOUR CHILDREN PROPERLY DOUCHEBAGS


Karin is a traditional German/Scandinavian name.
 
2012-09-13 05:22:19 AM

grinnel: The first sentence is missing a preposition.


You've ended a sentence with a preposition.

/see me after class
 
2012-09-13 05:55:40 AM

lordargent: In short

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On the other hand, we elected the Terminator and they have yet to exchange Rick Scott for Steven Seagal, so we win. Horray!

/Shush, don't mention how useless he was, we need more greenlights.
 
2012-09-13 05:57:07 AM
God I'm a drunken idiot, Rick Perry. Perry.

/Taking another swig.
 
2012-09-13 06:00:29 AM
Here...hold ma flask...
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**KABOOM!!!**
 
2012-09-13 06:09:06 AM
FTA: What started out as a normal school day at Arlington High School, was interrupted ambulances, fire trucks, police, and a hazmat team.

Stand back. I'm to try grammar.
 
2012-09-13 06:35:52 AM

SkunkWerks: FTA: What started out as a normal school day at Arlington High School, was interrupted ambulances, fire trucks, police, and a hazmat team.

Stand back. I'm to try grammar.


LMAO......thanks!!!
 
2012-09-13 07:03:10 AM
Was it red fuming nitric acid?

NO2 fumes are pretty noxious, formed by equilibrium in RFNA. Mixing with cyanide may or may not have helped.
 
2012-09-13 07:18:56 AM
boomeria.org
 
2012-09-13 08:07:45 AM
Back in HS (during the Punic Wars) there were two years of chem we could take: intro chem and AP chem for the seniors. The seniors had to do qualitative analysis, so there were racks of reagents that they used.

At the end of the year, instead of cleaning out the reagent jars, the teacher gave them to the intro chem students and said, "Go for it." We were having a good time mixing stuff up, making very exothermic reactions (nearly burned my hand on that beaker) when all of a sudden the teacher yelled "STOP! Nobody move!" and he came around to all the tables and took the little jar of potassium cyanide out of each of them. I'm pretty sure that's when he started going grey.

When I got to AP chem two years later, we had to check out the krafrom him when we wanted to use it.

/KCN + acid = HCN no doubt about it
//CSB I know
///Still in touch with the chem teacher, he's still a cool guy
////My first slashies!
 
2012-09-13 08:09:34 AM

LesterB:

When I got to AP chem two years later, we had to check out the krafrom him when we wanted to use it.


"krafrom". Not "krafrom". You think it's never going to happen to you ...
 
2012-09-13 08:11:06 AM

Richard Saunders: grinnel: The first sentence is missing a preposition.

You've ended a sentence with a preposition.

/see me after class


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Agent Bork: Chief, you know that guy whose camper they were whacking off in?
Agent Fleming: Bork! You are a Federal Agent. You represent the United States government... Never end a sentence with a preposition. Try again.
Agent Bork: Oh, uh... You know that guy in whose camper they... I mean, that guy off in whose camper they were whacking?
Agent Fleming: That's better.
 
2012-09-13 08:14:10 AM
I have no idea what the point of that filter is.
 
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2012-09-13 08:18:43 AM
Who the hell wrote this article? Oh, right... Texas...
 
2012-09-13 08:40:28 AM
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2012-09-13 08:45:59 AM

LesterB: I have no idea what the point of that filter is.


I think it thinks it sees the F-word backwards, and so turns it into "fark" backwards... But, if you were typing what I think you were typing ("KCN" space "from"?), I don't know why it objects to that, since "N" and "U" are not the same... (Though, "n" does look like an upside down "u", so maybe it's that, and it's just stupid regarding case... *shrug*)
 
2012-09-13 09:02:21 AM
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2012-09-13 09:23:42 AM
Cyanide? Really? Either the teacher, reporter or both are clueless.

It would be reasonable to assume the teacher was attempting to cary out the Folin's McCarthy Sullivan Test. To do this, she would have had to either purchase or prepare Sodium Nitroprusside. Sodium Nitroprusside can be prepared by boiling potassium ferrocyanide in concentrated nitric acid (followed by neutralization with Na2CO3).
 
2012-09-13 09:53:16 AM

sporkme: NAME YOUR CHILDREN PROPERLY DOUCHEBAGS


I really think we should just go to a number system
 
2012-09-13 10:16:53 AM

ShannonKW: inkerhet: Chemistry is fun!

My chemistry professor loved to show the video of a distinguished professor from years past setting fire to the curtains in the lecture hall while demonstrating an experiment. Hilarious thing was that the old dude was still trying to continue the lecture while fighting the fire.

The chemists of Dad's generation must've been a bold lot.


Ja, es ist wahr...

upload.wikimedia.org

Bonus pic: Jack Parsons got some 'splodin' to do.

www.madscientistblog.ca
 
2012-09-13 10:22:44 AM

bittermang: Mitch Taylor's Bro: Still no Texas tag.

You're calling for a Texas tag over a pedestrian, commonplace accident that happens in High Schools all across the country? Mix two of the wrong chemicals when the teacher isn't looking, and boom: surprise poisonous gas. So common that there is a documented list of every time it's appeared in popular culture. That is what somehow demands that Texas gets their own extra special cuddly wuddly unique snowflake tag?


Yes.

You're probably the same kind of person who complains that everyone gets a trophy for participating, too.

No.
 
2012-09-13 11:35:40 AM
Science isn't about "why," it's about "why not?!"

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2012-09-13 11:56:09 AM

RobSeace: LesterB: I have no idea what the point of that filter is.

I think it thinks it sees the F-word backwards, and so turns it into "fark" backwards... But, if you were typing what I think you were typing ("KCN" space "from"?), I don't know why it objects to that, since "N" and "U" are not the same... (Though, "n" does look like an upside down "u", so maybe it's that, and it's just stupid regarding case... *shrug*)


Maybe this is why Fark has no French Connection UK ads.

Or, maybe not.

Also, Science!

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-13 12:32:53 PM

bittermang: Claude Ballse: Great. Now Texas will just argue that this is proof that science in the classroom is a bad idea, and will use it as even more of an excuse to replace science with Jesus.

"Fancy learnins is dangerous! Cletus o'var ain't never been killt by no prayin'! Go Cowboys!"

Your stereotypes for Texas are painfully outdated. I'm certain that even in a metroplex of 8 million people, none of them are Cletus. Not even a Jesup or a Bodean. You'd have to travel to Ft. Worth just to get a Billy Bob, and frankly that's just for the tourists that visit the Stockyards because they want to see what they imagine Texas to be.

Painfully right on the Jesus and Cowboys, however.


All right, except that on Sundays you hear more about football than Jesus.

I guarantee if an NFL player and a devout *real* Christian ran for the same office, the Christian wouldn't stand a chance.
 
2012-09-13 01:04:32 PM
scientopia.org
/SCIENCE!
 
2012-09-13 05:27:42 PM
Best chemistry teacher...ever.
rblsportsnet.com
 
2012-09-13 07:41:02 PM
Link

science!
 
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