[FUN] Dumbest lab experience?

Barry Schlansky pulsar at psu.edu
Wed Dec 20 02:01:39 EST 2000


I have done this before, but the situation was easy to remedy- by covering
the beaker. Of course, I always use glass beakers when working with
flammable liquids. =)

Barry


> A guy in my previous lab was flaming his bent glass bug spreader by
> dipping it in 70% EtOH in a plastic beaker. Unfortunately his spreader
> leaked EtOH inside which ignited the EtOH in the beaker. The fire
> blanket came in useful and the remains of the beaker made an interesting
> piece of modern art, kept in his memory.
>
> Peter
>
> --
> Peter Ashby
> Wellcome Trust Biocentre
> University of Dundee
> Dundee, Scotland
> Reverse the spam and remove to email me.







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