flaminio: This is better:Radioactive elements are fun to play with!
Ambivalence: As a girl I didn't have a chemestry kit. I got a makeup kit (my brother got the chem kit). I remember making some kind of blush paste and smearing it on a small section of the wall. No matter how many times we painted over it bled through.Now THAT is chemestry.
flaminio: This is better:[craphound.com image 584x768]Radioactive elements are fun to play with!
Tony_Pepperoni: I had one of these. :-)[i.imgur.com image 850x584]
Satanus Maximus: Question for you chemistry types as this has bugged me for awhile...In 1987, I was in a 7th grade chemistry class. The teacher was discussing two elements that day and gave us demonstrations of each. The first was magnesium which was bad ass to watch burn and the second was a strange item that exploded when it made contact with water. I can't for the life of me remember what it was. I want to say silicon, but I don't think that correct as when I tried looking that up, I read that it isn't reactive to water.The teacher brought out this fist-sized lump of stuff. It appeared to be reddish-orange and a very rough texture. I remember the teacher could slice it with a knife. The inside had a milky appearance, almost transparent and the reddish-orange skin was a crust that was about 1/4" thick or less.The teacher opened this plexiglass hood over a tub of water, threw in a small chunk of this stuff and immediately shut the hood. "Watch this!" he said as the chunck began to fizzle and then BAM! It exploded.I wish I could've gotten my hands on some of that... but I was only able to secure a few pellets of magnesium he had dropped on the floor and didn't notice. I went home that day to show my mother how awesome magnesium is when it burns a hole through a piece of your fancy holiday silverware.Any idea at what that stuff was?
HighlanderRPI: Sounds like Sodum (Na)
HighlanderRPI: HighlanderRPI: Sounds like Sodum (Na)Damnit, SODIUM/Moar coffee
AmbassadorBooze: To all the people that say it is a "wonder" or "miracle" that they are still alive after having a chemistry set in the 60's, 70's, or 80's, remember all children are dumber now than you were then. This is why we must protect the children. They are slowly getting dumber, and we are not reproducing (as a species) enough to replace every child who has a chemistry set, as 100% will kill themselves (and probably the whole block). If they don't do it accidentally then they will commit suicide, because knowledge of science depresses the human being and they will blow themselves up.Things that didn't extictify our species 50 years ago will now, because we are less capable as a species. Protect the species, make sure 100% of children eventually reproduce. Learning is secondary to reproduction! Helmets for all, protect your junk, men! Anything less than 100% safe children is a failure of the species and we should make more laws. Keep making laws until we all live past reproduction. No natural selection. Nature is wrong! Only random selection!Say no to all chemicals! Say no to all chemicals in the universe! Live a natural life instead! Live a life of energy! And not dark energy, only light energy!
Tony_Pepperoni: I had one of these. :-)
Satanus Maximus: HighlanderRPI: HighlanderRPI: Sounds like Sodum (Na)Damnit, SODIUM/Moar coffeeI'm sure you're correct, it was a "so-something". But when I find pictures of sodium, it doesn't appear to look like what I saw. I watched some videos of guys droppoing sodium in water and it definitely looks like the exact same effect. Perhaps I'm recalling the appearance of the material incorrectly.But oh how I'd love to throw tiny pieces into a crowded swimming pool and watch the water turn to shades of yellow and brown...
Satanus Maximus: But oh how I'd love to throw tiny pieces into a crowded swimming pool and watch the water turn to shades of yellow and brown...
CtrlAltDestroy: flaminio: This is better:[craphound.com image 584x768]Radioactive elements are fun to play with!Yup. Well, until your body parts start falling off.Radium Girls
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