Nitric Acid Acts Upon Trousers

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A great little read provided to us by Ira Remsen.

While reading a text book of chemistry, I came upon
the statement, “nitric acid acts upon copper.” I was
getting tired of reading such absurd stuff and I
determined to see what this meant. Copper was more
or less familiar to me, for copper cents were then in
use. I had seen a bottle marked “nitric acid” on a table
in the doctor’s office where I was then ‘doing time’!
I did not know its peculiarities, but I was getting on
and likely to learn. The spirit of adventure was upon
me. Having nitric acid and copper, I had only to learn
what the words “act upon” meant. Then the statement
“nitric acid acts upon copper”, would be something
more than mere words. All was still. In the interest of
knowledge I was even willing to sacrifice one of the
few copper cents then in my hand. I put one of them
on the table; opened the bottle marked “nitric acid”;
poured some of the liquid on the copper; and prepared
to make an observation. But what was this wonderful
thing which I beheld? The cent was already changed,
and it was no small change either. A greenish blue
liquid foamed and fumed over the cent and over the
table. The air in the neighborhood of the performance
became colored dark red. A great cloud arose: This
was disagreeable and suffocating — how should I stop
this? I tried to get rid of the objectionable mess by
picking it up and throwing it out the window, which I
had meanwhile opened. I learned another fact — nitric
acid not only acts upon copper but it acts upon fingers.
The pain led to another unpremeditated experiment. I
drew my fingers across my trousers and another fact
was discovered. Nitric acid acts upon trousers. Taking
everything into consideration, that was the most
impressive experiment, and, relatively, probably the
most costly experiment I have ever performed. I tell of it
even now with interest. It was a revelation to me. It
resulted in a desire on my part to learn more about that
remarkable kind of action. Plainly the only way to learn
about it was to see its results, to experiment, to work in
a laboratory.

via wikipedia


Someting to think about

Elephant’s Memory

In 1986, Mkele Mbembe was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
college. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull
elephant standing with one leg raised in the air.

The elephant seemed distressed so Mbembe approached it very carefully.
He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant’s foot, and found a
large thorn deeply embedded in it.

As carefully and as gently as he could, Mbembe worked the thorn out
with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its

The elephant turned to face the man and with a rather stern look on
its face, stared at him. For several tense moments Mbembe stood
frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the
elephant trumpeted loudly, turned and walked away.

Mbembe never forgot that elephant or the events of that day. Twenty
years later he was walking through a zoo with his teenaged son. As
they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned
and walked over to near where Mbembe and his son Tapu were
standing. The large bull elephant stared at Mbembe and lifted its front
foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that
several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1986, Mbembe couldn’t help wondering if
this was the same elephant. Mbembe summoned up his courage,
climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He
walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. Suddenly the
elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of the man’s
legs and swung him wildly back and forth along the railing, killing

Probably wasn’t the same elephant

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A Sicko Marriage Contract

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Travis Frey, prosecutors contend,
apparently is a rather demanding
guy. In fact, he actually drew up a
bizarre four-page marriage document
a “Contract of Wifely Expectations”
that sought to establish guidelines
for his spouse in terms of hygiene,
clothing, and sexual activities. In
return for fulfilling certain requirements.
February 17th, 2006
Read on!


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A woman considered sexually promiscuous.
A woman prostitute.
A slovenly woman; a slattern.

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