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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby iwonder » May 21st, 2013, 9:06 pm

I, for one, blew up a test tube in chemistry, embedding pieces of it on the lexan door of the fume hood, deafining 3 of us in class, and vaporizing the rest of the test tube(like, we can't even find small pieces of glass anywhere, it's gone). The teachers from the other two rooms came in and asked if everyone was alright :D
Wow, lucky nobody got hurt. That also sounds insanely awesome. How did you do it?
Total accident and we're still not quite sure... We've been experimenting with smoke bombs trying to make colored smoke. The initial thing we did was the potassium chlorate and gummy bear demo, and since all of our colored smoke attempts failed(8 of them), we went back and put dye in the potassium chlorate to do the guy bear demo.

We had dye and chlorate in a test tube, in the hood, on a burner. It was fine, but I went to turn the hood on, and were thinking the dye was picked up by the draft, caught the fire, lit like those sawdust cannons, the heat from that decomposed the KClO3 into O2 gas, which caused the fire to cascade and a really really powerful explosion resulted.
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Postby AlphaTauri » May 22nd, 2013, 12:33 pm

I, for one, blew up a test tube in chemistry, embedding pieces of it on the lexan door of the fume hood, deafining 3 of us in class, and vaporizing the rest of the test tube(like, we can't even find small pieces of glass anywhere, it's gone). The teachers from the other two rooms came in and asked if everyone was alright :D
Wow, lucky nobody got hurt. That also sounds insanely awesome. How did you do it?
Total accident and we're still not quite sure... We've been experimenting with smoke bombs trying to make colored smoke. The initial thing we did was the potassium chlorate and gummy bear demo, and since all of our colored smoke attempts failed(8 of them), we went back and put dye in the potassium chlorate to do the guy bear demo.

We had dye and chlorate in a test tube, in the hood, on a burner. It was fine, but I went to turn the hood on, and were thinking the dye was picked up by the draft, caught the fire, lit like those sawdust cannons, the heat from that decomposed the KClO3 into O2 gas, which caused the fire to cascade and a really really powerful explosion resulted.
You, sir, are awesome. Though, thank goodness that you didn't blow up yourself or the lab in the process. I still remember my chem teacher telling us about lab safety, like how if we caught on fire someone would have to literally tackle us with a fire blanket...I've always kind of wanted to see that...

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Postby caseyotis » May 22nd, 2013, 12:48 pm

I really hope I like my teachers up in Ithaca. Here, I only have one teacher that I like, and two that I despise with the fiery passion. The rest are just okay. >.> Especially the Science Olympiad coach (who, from our emails, seems like a lovely woman) and the quiz bowl coach.
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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby mnstrviola » May 23rd, 2013, 3:46 pm

Cooked scrambled eggs for the first time by myself ever. It tasted amazing.
Tomorrow I will try spam >=)

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Re: Your Daily Random Comment

Postby aim4me26 » May 23rd, 2013, 4:08 pm

Band concert tonight! yaaay.
i know that i should be in bed
and its almost 3 am
but when i close my eyes i can only see miles of headlights
fleshing out the distance

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Postby ali941 » May 23rd, 2013, 4:45 pm

Band concert tonight! yaaay.
Same here. That's... interesting. What instrument do you play? I play alto saxamaphone :D
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Postby Cedavis6 » May 23rd, 2013, 4:57 pm

Wisdom teeth... getting them out wasn't as bad as I thought!
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Postby paleonaps » May 23rd, 2013, 6:54 pm

I just changed my division from C to Grad... I can't believe it's over.
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Postby aim4me26 » May 23rd, 2013, 6:55 pm

Band concert tonight! yaaay.
Same here. That's... interesting. What instrument do you play? I play alto saxamaphone :D
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Postby silverheart7 » May 23rd, 2013, 6:58 pm

I just changed my division from C to Grad... I can't believe it's over.
We (as in Gelinas, Murphy, and Ward Melville) are all going to miss our seniors and others who are leaving us. I feel like there's a strong bond between all of our Science Olympiad students, coaches, and volunteers. Even though I never got to have a real conversation with you, I know how much you've accomplished in the time you've been with us. Good luck, and have fun in college!
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