Monday, March 05, 2007

Sodium source discovered in a biological laboratory! Discoverers aver to be innocent bystanders and gainsay any involvement in the debacle.

Anyway, the UCL Darwin Building has been subject to frequent lab-relocations as long as the complex exists [1] and the remainder of a more recent move was a shabby rusty old bottle of elemental sodium under paraffin oil. Of course my first intention was to throw the bugger off London Bridge and have a little fun with the gurgling hydrogen, but Andrea was strictly against any of my superb ideas. Eventually, someone from the chemistry department is going to pick it up and use it for more «useful» things [2].

[1] Already Darwin himself frequently moved his chest of drawers! Therefore, we merely stick to a very old tradition.
[2] I bet they wanna throw it off the bridge as well.



Blogger Ψ*Ψ said...

I've always wanted to throw a sodium party...

1:27 am  
Blogger Felix said...

what's more useful than throwing a bottle of sodium of a bridge?

5:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still waiting for a reply to my Cold Spring Harbor question ???

10:04 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't do that throwing off the bridge if I were you. There was a guy back in the 80s in Kiev who kept shavings of sodium and potassium left over from reactions and solvent dryings in a big jar. So when the jar became full, he had the exact same idea and went off and threw it off the bridge. As he walked off the bridge, a gigantic explosion shook the Dnepr. For the next fived days, underwater divers kept looking for more bombs and the KGB went all over town to figure out which American allied scum tried to blow up a strategic city bridge. The scientist in charge never said a word. Not for seven years until drunk at a party. Buy by then, there was no more KGB.

How long are you going to have to wait until Great Britain collapses if you want to keep your job?

4:25 pm  
Blogger Mike said...

Thanks for the story. It's truly a story.

And I don't have a job.

11:06 pm  
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