[time-nuts] beryllium oxide
garnere at gmail.com
Sat Jan 17 03:12:22 UTC 2009
Re: Beryllium was originally called glucinium becuase it and its salts
tasted very sweet. In fact, tasting used to be a diagnostic test
for the presence of beryllium.
I remember from my inorganic chem course that lead acetate was also
called "sugar of lead" because of it's sweet taste. and if tasting
lead salts doesn't send a shiver up your spine...
On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 2:15 PM, Steve Rooke <sar10538 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Guys, isn't this whole thread getting a bit off-topic.
Yes, it is getting off topic. Delightfully so.
> 2009/1/17 Poul-Henning Kamp <phk at phk.freebsd.dk>:
>> In message <49710157.5030900 at pacific.net>, Brooke Clarke writes:
>>>I'd bet that's how spy sat mirrors are made.
>> Your Tax Money At Work Quiz:
>> 1. Why do you think there was so little research involved in the
>> mirror construction for the Webb Telescope ?
>> 2. Why do you think the KeyHole satellites where so friggin expensive ?
>> 3. Connect the dots.
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