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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #200 on: February 11, 2021, 01:10:59 pm »
The other trick with Nitrogen Tri-iodide was to put a crystal into a piece of wet blotting paper and throw it so it stuck to the ceiling - when it dries out and falls the bang disrupts the next lesson quite nicely.
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #201 on: February 11, 2021, 01:28:00 pm »
The desktop flamethrower was every chemistry lesson at my school. The fiery demise of many a schoolbook.

Lighting the gas taps wasn't uncommon in mine, either.  Or connecting them to the water taps to see who won.


Given the inflammability of the entirely polyester school uniforms, I'm surprised that so many of us survived chemistry.

I remember a boy in my class managed to set fire to his generously-sized school-issue polyester sleeve in the first week of secondary school SCIENCE lessons, which was then patched by his mum and remained with him until at least year 10.  (Perhaps counter-intuitively, this was not a subject of ridicule because setting fire to yourself is much more cool than wearing embarrassing school uniform.)


More legendary was the time someone in not-my-chemistry-set re-enacted the end of Die Hard 2 using a sink full of some alkane or other.


I don't think I blew up anything at school, unless you count releasing the magic smoke from electronic components.
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #202 on: February 20, 2021, 06:57:37 am »
regarding ways to make noise, a 2 liter plastic bottle, some water in the bottom, and dry ice bits added before securely capping, and then running away like crazy, is very effective.

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #203 on: February 20, 2021, 12:55:31 pm »
Given the inflammability of the entirely polyester school uniforms, I'm surprised that so many of us survived chemistry. You could pick up quite a static charge.

In my day, we had to wear a specific wool serge tunic, which was not washable and was only flammable immediately after its trip to the dry cleaner every half term...

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #204 on: February 21, 2021, 03:54:13 pm »
He was bang out of order.

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