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Pavlov's Frog writes: I once spent 20 minutes with my eyes closed to see what it was like being blind. I smashed my knee on the kitchen cupboard, and decided I'd be better off deaf as you can still watch television.

(, Thu 24 Jul 2008, 12:00)
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How strange..
seeing as i was doing an experiment of my own.
I was trying the experiment of turing copper coins into gold, you know, the usual.
Just make some hydrochloric acid (caustic soda) and zinc (a couple of galvanised nails) and heat it all up in some water. The coins turn silver and heat them up to make them gold... or so I thought.

Result in me almost passing out due to the fumes, who knew that heating austic soda to boiling point produces noxious fumes?

Well after almost killing the cat and making the kitchen unusable for a few hours, I have obtained half of one side of a penny nice and shiny gold :D
(, Sun 27 Jul 2008, 17:16, 2 replies)
You know Hydrochloric Acid (Hcl) and Caustic Soda (NaOH) are two very different things?

Whichever it was, you're lucky you can still see!
But unfortunately this is not the way to make gold either.
(, Sun 27 Jul 2008, 17:29, closed)
How stupid can I be! working at the completly wrong end on the scale, no wonder it didnt work. how do you make your "gold" then?
(, Mon 28 Jul 2008, 12:15, closed)

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