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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2012, 05:17:44 PM »
My boss has seen that gif.  I'm giving it about a week til he tries it in the lab.  (Mind you, those will probably be Kimax carboys, but still...)   ;D
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2012, 05:55:54 PM »
We used to drop matches into empty bottles of Bacardi 151 and it did essentially the same thing only faster.
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #17 on: January 24, 2012, 06:10:45 PM »
My boss has seen that gif.  I'm giving it about a week til he tries it in the lab.  (Mind you, those will probably be Kimax carboys, but still...)   ;D

If it's who I think it is he'll probably try it alone the first time and only tell you if it works... ;)
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #18 on: January 24, 2012, 06:56:14 PM »
My boss has seen that gif.  I'm giving it about a week til he tries it in the lab.  (Mind you, those will probably be Kimax carboys, but still...)   ;D

If it's who I think it is he'll probably try it alone the first time and only tell you if it works... ;)
Not sure who you're thinking of.  This is the guy who put all the dud fireworks in a 5 gallon pail in his yard last 4th of July, poured gasoline on them, and lit it.  Gotta love crazy professors!
(Edit: Note that that was a *plastic* 5-gal bucket. The thing melted before the fireworks were half done.)
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2012, 08:41:48 PM »
Well, if you aren't crazy yet, a few semesters at Purdue will do it.

I had Dr. Lewis for micro, but come to think of it that was over a decade ago.
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2012, 09:00:29 PM »
Don't think he's around Purdue anymore, though micro's spread across enough departments that it's all a bit nutty.
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2012, 09:08:51 PM »
I get back home to Idaho
Nice to hear you call Idaho home, finally.  Even if it was just a slip of the keyboard ;D

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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #22 on: January 24, 2012, 11:52:33 PM »
Be sure to put a little pure O2 in there to assist with combustion
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2012, 07:15:45 PM »
I get back home to Idaho
Nice to hear you call Idaho home, finally.  Even if it was just a slip of the keyboard ;D

 Oh dude, I hate to admit it, but I love Idaho by now. Most of all, Holly is so happy now. She back to the girl I married. As a bonus, I've met the greatest people I've ever know. I have an amazing group of friends, all ages, and walks of life. And, Idaho is just cool. Not to mention the sweet work schedule. We got our finances in order now, so essentially, from mid May, till October, I'll only have to work 4 week this summer! I've spent a good bit of time in Ohio the last three month working, flying back to Idaho for long weekends, or "conjugal visits" as my friend Ann calls them.  ;D Even though I am here with my family, in the place I grew up, I get seriously homesick for Idaho, and just can't wait to get back. It really is my home from now on. I'll never leave it. I just hate myself for not doing it sooner.
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2012, 09:08:22 PM »
My boss has seen that gif.  I'm giving it about a week til he tries it in the lab.  (Mind you, those will probably be Kimax carboys, but still...)   ;D

If it's who I think it is he'll probably try it alone the first time and only tell you if it works... ;)
Not sure who you're thinking of.  This is the guy who put all the dud fireworks in a 5 gallon pail in his yard last 4th of July, poured gasoline on them, and lit it.  Gotta love crazy professors!

Then there was the guy at Purdue that wanted to see how fast you could light a charcoal grill.  The final experiment was to have the charcoal in the grill with a burning cigarette as an ignition point.  A dewar flask -held on a very long pole - of LOX was then poured on.  Ignition... Liftoff!  The grill was reduced to a molten mass of steel on the driveway.  The guys name was George Goebel - I kid you not.  There has to be a video on the net somewhere still.

This was a long time ago.

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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2012, 12:39:42 AM »
That competition is still held at Purdue every year. I went to a couple. Trust me, the Youtube videos don't do them justice.
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2012, 06:26:35 AM »
Oooh, I haven't seen that one.  (Being a grad student, I'm a bit out of some of those loops.)  I've heard stories in general, though.  Didn't some involve putting liquid oxygen in the grill?
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2012, 06:30:17 AM »
Oooh, I haven't seen that one.  (Being a grad student, I'm a bit out of some of those loops.)  I've heard stories in general, though.  Didn't some involve putting liquid oxygen in the grill?

LOX = Liquid OXygen.

Haven't been back to W. Lafayette for much in a long time.
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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2012, 08:02:45 AM »
I get back home to Idaho
Nice to hear you call Idaho home, finally.  Even if it was just a slip of the keyboard ;D

 Oh dude, I hate to admit it, but I love Idaho by now. Most of all, Holly is so happy now. She back to the girl I married. As a bonus, I've met the greatest people I've ever know. I have an amazing group of friends, all ages, and walks of life. And, Idaho is just cool. Not to mention the sweet work schedule. We got our finances in order now, so essentially, from mid May, till October, I'll only have to work 4 week this summer! I've spent a good bit of time in Ohio the last three month working, flying back to Idaho for long weekends, or "conjugal visits" as my friend Ann calls them.  ;D Even though I am here with my family, in the place I grew up, I get seriously homesick for Idaho, and just can't wait to get back. It really is my home from now on. I'll never leave it. I just hate myself for not doing it sooner.

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Re: Having fun with sanitation
« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2012, 10:36:29 AM »
Oooh, I haven't seen that one.  (Being a grad student, I'm a bit out of some of those loops.)  I've heard stories in general, though.  Didn't some involve putting liquid oxygen in the grill?

LOX = Liquid OXygen.

Haven't been back to W. Lafayette for much in a long time.
Oops, didn't pay attention while reading that.  Sorry.
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