Thursday, September 07, 2006

More Dessert Coming But For Now...

Everybody but me has probably seen this, but its fun for anyone who ever took chemistry. When I was in college, there was always the story of the unwitting foreign graduate student who put sodium in the sink...

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The coming desert must be due to global warming, which is a depressing and sometimes controversial topic.

September 08, 2006 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Sodium in water...
Daaaaamn that was a good one!
Fun with,and better living through chemistry!

Explosions can be great fun,
as long as no one gets hurt.

I think there is a touch of
pyromaniac in all of us!

Ask Bob to show you how to
make a beer can mortor.Loads of
fun,those were!

:):)

September 08, 2006 5:49 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Chris, Bob has told me lots of stories about beer can mortors and some of them involve Pops. That family is one crazy family. ;)

September 09, 2006 9:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Better living through chemistry. What fun. I don't remember chemistry ever being that much fun.
Ellen

September 09, 2006 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Bob said...

One of these days I'll tell you how Pops made a carbide cannon out of an old coffee can, 2 six volt batteries, a coil and condenser, and a spark plug. Very impressive flame and loud as hell. Launched a plastic ball about 100 feet straight up.

September 14, 2006 11:21 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Hi Bob,
I remember that one!You had it
sitting around in the garage.

These days,you can't get away
with such things.The F.B.I would
be at the door in a heartbeat.

Have you ever made a "device"
using an old plastic milk jug,
an oxy-aceteline mix from a welding
torch,and a piece of twine for a fuse?KA-boom!

September 14, 2006 5:33 PM  
Blogger Maureen McHugh said...

Bob, Chris, I can only say I am glad you two are separated by thousands of miles.

Chris, if Adam ever meets you my life will be a living hell. Interesting. Full of science experiments. But a living hell.

(So, ever think of visiting Texas?)

September 14, 2006 6:51 PM  
Anonymous Chris said...

Hey Maureen,
Texas?Maybe...One of these days.

If Bob,Adam and I ever hook up,don't worry.I'm sure that any
"experiments" or "test's" would be carried out with safety in mind.

September 15, 2006 5:38 PM  

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