February 13, 2007
Boom! Here Comes the Boom! / Ready or not!

Mark gets an amazingly cool no-prize for bringing us this nicely graphic presentation of why one shouldn't let alkali metals interact with water. The producers of the show get bonus points for the eye candy and the "scientists" scampering for cover behind earthen berms. Makes the Mythbusters crew look rather more stand-offish.

If my high-school chemistry class had involved more explosions like this I probably would've done much better in it.

Posted by scott at February 13, 2007 11:38 AM

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I agree with you on chem class in high school. I would have done a lot better if we had done experiments. Any experiments. We did all book learning in mine and I had a really hard time grasping the theories without seeing them in action. Hell even a video like this would have helped.

Posted by: carrie on February 13, 2007 01:45 PM
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