From: Joe Leikhim
Subject: Re: American vs foreign electrical parts and installations
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 23:10:17 -0400
Organization: Central Scrutinizer
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They used to package mustard in metal foil packs. They went up pretty good in
the microwave at school!
Bob Wilson wrote:
> In article <3D8BBFF9.firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com says...
> >Rich Grise wrote:
> >> A fun thing we did in grade school was take a gum wrapper, fold it into
> >> a strip, bend it into a square "U", hold it in the teeth of a comb, and
> >> stick it in the outlet. It makes a pretty neat flash and pop! :-)
> >> Kids, don't try this at home! Do it at school! ;-}
> >> Cheers!
> >> Rich
> >A kid tries anything like that in school nowadays, and they will be
> >locked up as a "terrorist bomber" or something equally ridiculous. :)
> If you want to read about what kids could do (and learn from) before
> everyone became so paranoid about "safety", read Oliver Sack's book "Uncle
> Tungsten". It is a wonderful, engaging book that anyone with a scientific or
> engineering background will absolutely love.
Joe Leikhim K4SAT
"Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny." -F.Z.