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(The New York Times)   New York Times insists modern chemistry sets are superior to the ones of days gone by, because they teach children modern-day skills like writing turd-polishing articles about nancified chemistry sets for the New York Times   ( nytimes.com) divider line
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2012-12-25 12:05:26 AM  
2 votes:
If it's not capable of producing explosions or toxic gases it ain't sh*t
2012-12-25 02:49:47 PM  
1 vote:
Lawyers and sissy-marys, the lot of you. Oooh, I'll try to find some loophole technicality. Oooh, I'll use daddy's machine to do the work for me. Don't you get it? Chemistry sets are for learning about what's inside you, not what's inside the vial.

This is why grandpa semiotix stopped putting water in any of the vials.
2012-12-25 12:34:24 AM  
1 vote:
I'm sure that in 1985, plutonium is available in every corner drugstore, but in 1955, it's a little hard to come by.

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2012-12-25 12:05:26 AM  
1 vote:
Back in the day, they had kits where you could build your own geiger counter...complete with radioactive sample and stuff.  Now it's all whimpy stuff.
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