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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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No, that's interesting.
Same as well as that thing on mythbusters where they plunge their hands into molten lead. Provided the hand is wet, you can get away with it for half a second.

Makes sense. If you swallowed it, it would only be making contact with a wet surface, or be immersed in liquid. Plausible, and I bet foggy burps would look fucking cool.
(, Mon 13 Aug 2012, 12:26, 1 reply)
having said that, a big lump would be an issue
because if it stopped at any point in your oesophagus you'd have a problem.
(, Mon 13 Aug 2012, 12:27, closed)
Which is my point.
We're dealing with variables in what constitutes a "big" or "small" piece here, particularly if there are small or petite people involved.
(, Mon 13 Aug 2012, 12:30, closed)
but it's a myth that it burns on contact with skin or flesh.
(, Mon 13 Aug 2012, 12:33, closed)
I don't even want to think about that.
Frostbite of the voicebox. Ouch.

We did actually crush the stuff, so none of it would have been any bigger than say a sugar cube. These issues were probably thought of at the time, we were reasonably sober at the start of the party . . .
(, Mon 13 Aug 2012, 12:32, closed)

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