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Have you split the atom in your kitchen? Made your own fireworks? Fired a bacon rocket through your window?
We love home science experiments - tell us about your best, preferably with instructions.

Extra points for lost eyebrows / nasal hair / limbs

(, Thu 9 Aug 2012, 17:25)
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Is it a good idea to microwave a lava lamp?

As my 11 year old mind thought was safe:

Safety precautions:
• Swimming goggles
• a single layer of tinfoil wrapped round my chest
• small fire extinguisher
• detached garage and old microwave

"right, let's plug her in!" me thinks. I place plug in, hit switch, press start on microwave. Starts spinning, a few bubbles in plastic/glass/whatever the fuck it is pane on door...

A few sparks...


Glass everywhere, the microwaves on fire, the wax has gone in all the vents in the microwave and has caked the inside, microwave dead, fire extinguisher empty, eyebrows lost.

Parents not best pleased.

TL;DR Dont microwave Lava lamps, and I really was retarded when I was 11.
(, Fri 10 Aug 2012, 15:49, 1 reply)
If you really did to this is your IQ into double figures?
How do you manage to tie your shoes? Do they let you go to the shop on your own to buy sweeties?
(, Fri 10 Aug 2012, 21:33, closed)
Judging by your grammar in the above post,
I could ask the same about you.

Also my mummy ties my shoes while telling me I'm a big boy :)
(, Mon 13 Aug 2012, 20:30, closed)
Grammar? Not sure how a typo classes as grammar.
Seriously though, putting flammable liquid into a running microwave? Inside a house?
You're straying into Darwin Award territory with that kind of thing if you succeed.
(, Tue 14 Aug 2012, 21:19, closed)

A) it was a detached garage, not a house
B) it was an old microwave.
C) I had (as an 11 year old mind put it) safety precautions of swimming goggles and a bit of tinfoil wrapped round my chest.
D) no it didn't really succeed.
Z) now I can count my alphabet :D
(, Thu 16 Aug 2012, 1:39, closed)

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