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  •  I was a chem lab nerd in the early 60s (8+ / 0-)

    I literally would go dumpster-diving behind the MSU Chem building (rode my bike over there on Sunday afternoons) to salvage the remnants out of reagent bottles and usable glassware.  All sorts of goodies for a HS kid to play with. Learned to make things like:

    Silver acetylide?

    Nitrogen tri-iodide?

    Came to grasp the concept "triple-bond".

    These days I would be arrested.  I did manage to not do myself any damage,  but the kid I sold my lab to did find a way to blow his hand off.

    Nerdy  high school boys ought to be monitored.

    don't always believe what you think

    by claude on Sun Apr 21, 2013 at 06:30:36 AM PDT

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