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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: American vs foreign electrical parts and installations
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Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 04:32:24 GMT
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Joe Leikhim wrote:
> They used to package mustard in metal foil packs. They went up pretty good in
> the microwave at school!
The best job at my high school (pre-microwave) was the kid who spread
wet nitrogen triiodide on a sidewalk. When it dried, it got interesting.
They suspended him for a day but they were laughing as hard as the kids
were. The purple smoke and crackles when kids walked on it was
That was in those halcyon days before a bit of fun carried the death
penalty. Teachers had better nerves in those days. My chemistry teacher
had us compare brands of gasoline by fractional distillation. A room
with thirty kids distilling gasoline into open beakers using bunsen
burners for heat proves that that teacher had nearly superhuman
fortitude. During the project, there were usually 10 or so fires each
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons email@example.com
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