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Serendipity—happy accidents.

  1. May 24, 2012 #1

    Danger

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    I have recently discovered, purely by accident, that one can boil eggs in a dishwasher.
    Anybody else have any screwball discoveries of a similar nature?
     
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    Unfortunately i havent.

    But i have learned that serendipity has happened a lota times in science.
    Like cmbr, pen cilium and many things.

    Hurray! Serendipity!
     
  4. May 24, 2012 #3

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    C'mon, you can't leave us hanging like that....just how did this discovery happen "by accident"?
     
  5. May 24, 2012 #4

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  6. May 24, 2012 #5
    Did you use Jet Dry with the eggs?
     
  7. May 24, 2012 #6
    I discovered in high school that it is possible to open up a 555 timer by connecting it to the mains.
     
  8. May 24, 2012 #7

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    Could it have something to do with Easter? :smile: There are many products you can cook in the dishwasher, but eggs are the best: they won't taste soapy.
     
  9. May 24, 2012 #8

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    I discovered that it you find yourself trapped in a large manzanita grove on the top of a mountain with no way out (don't ask how I got there), that you can actually bend the manzanita branches over enough with your body weight, so that you can walk across the top of the large bushes to get down off the mountain. Crazy!

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  10. May 24, 2012 #9
    Ha! Look who's here!

    How ya been?
     
  11. May 24, 2012 #10

    Danger

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    I don't want to get into details. Leave it suffice to be said that it has something to do with a lot of beers and the fact that my dishwasher looks a lot like my bar fridge.
    Patty! Sweetheart! Welcome back. I've been worried about you.
     
  12. May 24, 2012 #11

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    hypatia :smile:!

    What a coincidence...this guy showed up today, too, after a prolonged absence...

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=3926813&postcount=18 [Broken]

    *wonders if that really is just coincidence*
     
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  13. May 24, 2012 #12

    Evo

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    Hy hypatia!!! Please be back.
     
  14. May 24, 2012 #13

    Danger

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    Ooops! I owe Lancelot and Monique a :rofl: each for their comments. The return of Hypatia disoriented me and I forgot to do it earlier.
     
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