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(Mother Nature Network)   What unexpected science projects did you discover on National Clean Out Your Fridge Day?   ( mnn.com) divider line
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2013-11-16 06:59:14 PM  
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/see ya, space cowboy
2013-11-16 03:43:57 PM  
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Smoking GNU: bsteiny: Just a few minutes ago, I peeked in the fridge two separate times to verify that YES, something was growing in the Tupperware bowl in the far, far back.  I can see through the bowl enough to know that whatever is in there has taken over, and the whole thing, bowl and creature, are going directly into the trash.  This has been happening far too frequently.  I am a science teacher, too, but I don't think I want to study any of these little plastic terrariums.  I did once open a container of Greek yogurt that was far past its prime, and actually yelled as I saw what had been growing in there.

I feel so wasteful.

You should actually take one of those containers, take one of those big fishtanks, put the container with the lid off in the tank and leave it in some dark back room for a month or so, just to see what happens

That would be AWESOME !
2013-11-16 02:08:46 PM  
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Once upon a time, I had a dorm fridge I was no longer using, and we had a computer lab with no fridge. I saw an opportunity for public service, and brought the fridge in.

We used it for a couple of years, and all was well. At some point, though, we got a piece of equipment that needed an outlet, and someone unplugged the fridge. (I was away at the time.)

Apparently, either nobody noticed, or nobody could be bothered to do anything about, the bag lunch in the back of the fridge.


Some time later, someone asked if I wanted to reclaim the fridge, since it was no longer in use. Made sense to me. But when I picked it up, I heard a sloshing, flopping noise. I opened the door to see what was inside.

I suppose I should regret having done so while the fridge was still in the lab, instead of outside. But I don't. I know that at least some of the folks in the lab could have checked the fridge when it was first unplugged, or sometime in the days and weeks thereafter. Fark them all, and too bad about the innocent bystanders.

Leaving the lab folks to clean up after themselves, I took the fridge out into the bright sunshine, and opened it to inspect its contents -- an extra-large Jell-O chia surprise, with a chewy paper-bag center. I fished it out with a long stick, tipped the fridge so the marinade could slide out instead of having to crawl under its own power, and went out to buy a gallon of Clorox. Amazingly, nobody stole the fridge while I was gone.

Clorox, the miracle hazmat, did the trick; after some conventional cleaning, baking soda, and time, the fridge didn't even smell bad. I ended up selling it to a classmate when his first child was born. (Yes, he knew the whole story.)
2013-11-16 12:48:42 PM  
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garbage doesn't get picked up until monday, why am i going to clean the stanky stuff out on a friday?
2013-11-16 12:01:23 PM  
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It could be liver cake or wooly mammoth steak
Well, maybe I should another peek...aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
2013-11-16 11:31:40 AM  
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Well, I put a hair on the fridge's door with my spit, because I wanted my house-cleaner to deal with it rather than me and I wanted to see if she bothered to look/clean.  But, recently, I looked at that fridge and not only was my hair in place, but another hair was there and it was hers.

So, I gave in and I opened that fridge door and I gazed upon what had been rotting for months and I picked a couple of things, laid them on the table and watched to see if they moved.  They didn't so I called them "lunch" and I ate them.

Except, I missed one thing in that fridge and neglected to accept the consequences and it killed me.
2013-11-16 11:04:28 AM  
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