Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Be glad I don't have kids

We would have such a rockin' time with this

http://www.chrisbrunner.com/2006/09/21/banned-the-golden-book-of-chemistry-experiments/
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 21st, 2006 2:52pm
That is so cool. I'm downloading it now.

Thanks for the link!
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
September 21st, 2006 2:59pm
At 70KB/sec it's taking a while. It's well done. What's so dangerous about it?
Permalink son of parnas 
September 21st, 2006 3:12pm
I downloaded it too.  I had a chemistry kit growing up.  I'd have preferred an Erector set, quite frankly.  Mechanics is more my line.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 21st, 2006 3:17pm
SoP, you need to shell out some doe for a decent connection. I had it within a minute (using the FREE download option).

There is nothing really dangerous about it but it encourages kids to mess around with chemicals.
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
September 21st, 2006 3:19pm
Man, I could SWEAR I had one of these as a little kid.  The book probably got 'drowned' in a basement flooding incident long ago.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 21st, 2006 3:19pm
> encourages kids to mess around with chemicals.

Oh, that knowledge stuff. We must stop that.
Permalink son of parnas 
September 21st, 2006 3:20pm
home of the free, land of the brave, go figure
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
September 21st, 2006 3:23pm
Well, it does tell you how to make explosive hydrogen, and poisenous Chlorine gas.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
September 21st, 2006 3:26pm
That dude David Hahn tried to build his own homemade nuclear reactor.  He joined the Navy and they wouldn't let him into the nuke program.  How awful.  What talent we waste.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 21st, 2006 3:32pm
I doubt building a nuclear reactor is covered in the book.
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
September 21st, 2006 3:35pm
I wonder if there are instructions for that on Google...
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 21st, 2006 3:36pm
No doubt there is. Maybe on www.howstuffworks.com
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
September 21st, 2006 3:37pm
I just browsed the book. It's a bit dated, but it's all elementary stuff covered in school science lessons. It's also a bit worthy and educational, not much fun to be found in it. The story of it being banned is not true, surely?
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September 21st, 2006 3:48pm
"but it's all elementary stuff covered in school science lessons."

I wouldn't count on that in the US public school system, and I wouldn't count on teachers giving any real enthusiasm to the subject, either.  The fun parts are novel, not the particulars of the science.

I would enjoy making soap, for example, and making a point about bases and acids, without shoving it down the kid's throat.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
September 21st, 2006 3:53pm
top quote from :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hahn

"Hahn suffered local ignominy, but did attain the rank of Eagle Scout."
Permalink $-- 
September 21st, 2006 5:27pm
Can someone upload it somewhere? I don't have torrent access here :(
Permalink Send private email Masiosare 
September 21st, 2006 7:23pm
it is also on eMule, Masiosare.
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September 21st, 2006 10:55pm

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