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  • Get rid of the match, tell the boys in the class to go home, and it sound like a heck of a party.
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    "You got one part of that wrong. This... is not alcohol."
  • Darn teachers tryin to teach. Just make them read the book and sit back and relax.
  • From the way the students reacted, I'd say either they never covered basic safety procedures, or they don't have proper equipment in the classroom. Probably both.
  • That...doesn't sound right. Bunsen burner leaking or something?
  • What do you get when you combine a middle school science class, some alcohol and a lit match?

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  • wow. I read the words "middle school" and my brain instantly started thinking about the middle school I went to in the 80s because that's my mental reference for such an institution. Then I clicked on the link and goddamned if it wasn't the same middle school that I went to in the 80s.

    It was pretty neat seeing shots of the movie theater on high street and the area where I used to get on and off the bus though.

    /csb
  • "You got one part of that wrong. This... is not alcohol."

    Why you gotta bring up that show... have to wait until summer time :(
  • hogans: From the way the students reacted, I'd say either they never covered basic safety procedures, or they don't have proper equipment in the classroom. Probably both.


    They were 8th grade students. Safety procedures went out the door when several of their classmates caught on fire.

    I just want to know how much damn alcohol he was using to cause that much damage.
  • Pffft. We made explosives in my High School chemistry class. We were having a great time tossing small boxes of gun cotton with a lit fuse into occupied classrooms and gleefully listened to the shrieks from within when it detonated. A small group of geniuses with a pill bottle half-full of gun powder created a short fuse made of braided gun cotton, which burned far too quickly to escape before it detonated. 4 in the hospital, a couple of them with relatively serious burns.

    Teacher got a stern finger-wag after he explained that the gun powder was brought in by a student, and he allowed it to be set off because he wanted it to be done in a controlled environment instead of after school in a dangerous manner. Because this was 16 years ago in Canada, and we weren't as lawsuit-happy as you folks in the US, that was the end of it.
  • Eeteetoo: Why you gotta bring up that show... have to wait until summer time :(


    I KNOW!

    I can't wait either, but...

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  • Pfft! Amateur. My high school science teacher did all sorts of dangerous things like that in the classroom and no one ever got hurt.

    /he later got his PhD and is teaching at the university level
    //he was cool as hell
  • Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Eeteetoo: Why you gotta bring up that show... have to wait until summer time :(

    I KNOW!

    I can't wait either, but...

    So... you think he's gonna get cancer again? His family gonna get killed (not Walter Jr. I hope) or will he become the new Gus?

  • "Students said Reddington always makes class interesting."

    Well, there you go.
  • No idea what's going to happen, Eeteetoo... I mean, aside from the general idea that BAD things will happen, but that's pretty much a given.


    ThrobblefootSpectre: "Students said Reddington always makes class interesting."

    Well, there you go.


    *snert*
  • what do you get when you combine a high school home ec class, some alcohol, and a group made of the punkest cowboy-est, and the nerdish kids in class? you get a nerd who's happy to do the main cooking and to delegate the side things to the others, who also wash the dishes. when the nerd (twas me, alas) convinces the home ec teacher that our special project would be beer battered mushrooms, she bought us a 6 of beer. i told the cowboy to put some oil in a pan and start heating it up. with beer and joking and talking metal with the punk, i wasn't paying much attention, and the cowboy's whole bottle of vegetable oil in a sealed pressure cooker sat on high heat for way longer than you might think was necessary.

    after the beers and the screwing around, we weren't done by the end of class so we stayed late and the next class was in the classroom part of the home ec lab whenever the fireball came. the punk was pretty sure that flour could put out such a fire, so without consulting anyone he tore open a whole bag of flout and threw it at the fire. that fireball was even better.

    a pressure cooker and a large part of the ceiling were destroyed, and many laughs were had.

    /csb
  • Could have easily been my HS. If they didn't force the teacher to retire early.

    So he had "Demos" every day if everyone was in their seat when the bell rang and not talking. They were usually cool enough that after first period everyone would tell you how awesome they were.

    Some were 'eh', such as the 'paper' that completely burns up leaving nothing. But there were a ton that were awesome.

    Like the week we the school actually paid for the N2 tank to get filled. He'd shatter tennis balls, etc. Although the coolest thing was he would pipe the natural gas through a beaker of N2 and out the other side, liquid natural gas. He'd then dump it on the floor and light it on fire. (We all moved our desks to the edge).

    Since the LNG was boiling so fast it'd skitter over its own vapor. Think of water on a very hot skillet. Except on fire.

    The other was they'd put a chunk of magnesium in between 2 blocks of dry ice and then set it off with a blowtorch and then drop the dry ice back over it. Since the dry ice absorbed most of the UV you could stare directly at it. In the end all that was left was a chunk of carbon.
  • What do you get? I'm guessing teenage orgy? Underage spoilage? At least that's how it plays out in my mind. Amiclose?
  • Because of what was likely a freak accident this guy will be drummed out of his profession, the school will be sued and changes will be made to remove a valuable, hands-on learning experience from the curriculum and the kids will have to just sit around reading about it instead.

    America. Fark yea.
  • "It was like boom and everybody started running out. Some didn't even have shirts on,"

    What do you expect when you mix alcohol and teens?
  • I made a bit of an explosion/fireball in a chemistry class in 1993...

    I was just going for a mild reaction, but my hydrochloric acid/water mixture was a little too strong and the chunk of sodium I dropped into it was a little too big. Nobody was hurt though and I wasn't allowed to play with the sodium as much after that.
  • He said he saw one girl run into the bathroom with her shirt on fire.


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    HAWT 
    /and hot
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