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    • CommentAuthorloreman
    • CommentTimeJun 24th 2013
     
    "could there be another fifth dimension"

    There could never be another Fifth Dimension
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    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2020
     
    This popped up on a Banggood email.

    Hydrogen-rich water

    I don't even understand the principle being advertised. Maybe something for Gwenyth to peddle.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2020 edited
     
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    Hydrogen-rich water = acid?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2020
     
    I suppose hydrogen is an antioxidant, but I'd hate to have nascent hydrogen circulating in my bloodstream.

    Was it Davy who nearly killed himself after inhaling a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen and igniting his exhaled breath?

    Really, if you read about Davy's chemistry experiments, he should be a poster boy for "Don't try this at home!"
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2020
     
    That could have made a frightful mess.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2020
     
    Well, science is littered with the corpses of pioneers...

    Consider, for example, Carl Scheele (Asimov called him "hard luck Scheele"). He had the habit of tasting his discoveries. Nearly killed himself by "tasting" prussic acid and eventually died of heavy metal poisoning.

    Even Galileo blinded himself by observing the sun directly.

    It's a shame that these tidbits are usually left out of the usual school biographical material.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2020
     
    Posted By: AsterixMaybe something for Gwenyth to peddle.


    Nah. She'd want to peddle xenon water. More scope for a markup.
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    Gwenyth will find a reason to shove it up her kajigger and then peddle it.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2020
     
    This poor bedraggled xenon was rescued from Gwyneth Paltrow's innards. Please contribute.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 10th 2020
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2020
     
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    Sorry - I didn't follow that.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeMar 16th 2020
     
    Well done.