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Thanks for the present, I almost lost my eye.

  1. Feb 6, 2005 #1
    I got a airbrush for my birthday. I've never even held one before so I probably should have read the instructions. I don't have a compressor so I got a can of Propel, which appears to be full of butane. Anyway, I hooked the hose up to the can first, instead of to the airbrush first. As soon as I had made about two twists of the hose it came to life. butane was filling the room and the hose was like an angry, hissing, snake. The loose end flipped up and smacked me right on the bridge of my nose, and froze me. That stuff is cold.
     
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  3. Feb 6, 2005 #2

    Evo

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    Moonbear, it's probably not a bad idea to get trib's replacement lined up now. :rofl:

    trib, if it wasn't for the fact that you seem to have incredibly good luck (based on the number of near fatal accidents you have), I'd be worried sick about you!!!
     
  4. Feb 6, 2005 #3

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    Regarding Badger Propel

    REQUIRES: Regulator (BADR1190)
    Air Hose
    Airbrush
    Adult Supervision

    COMMENTS: COMPOSITIONAL INFORMATION:
    Contains 1,1-Difluoroethane (CAS# 75-37-6); and Butane (CAS#
    106-97-8).
    Liquide propellant can freeze skin or eye tissue.
    Extremely flammable.
    Contents under pressure.

    Tribdog, please be careful. Not only could you be putting yourself in danger, but you could endanger the lives of others.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2005 #4
    actually I lied. I didn't get hit in the forehead, but what really happened was more embarassing. I did get an airbrush, and I did hook the hose up to the can first, but I was actually sitting on the bed and on the other end of the hose. I froze my butt.
     
  6. Feb 6, 2005 #5

    Astronuc

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    Better than freezing the front. :biggrin:
     
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  7. Feb 6, 2005 #6

    Evo

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    I think we know where trib went wrong. :wink:
     
  8. Feb 6, 2005 #7

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    Oh dear. Didn't we say NO butane for tribdog? Who sent him this present? Don't they know better?!

    trib, I think we need to pre-approve all your purchases and gifts in the future. If we don't approve it, it goes straight back to the store unopened! :biggrin:
     
  9. Feb 6, 2005 #8

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    Darwin was wrong.

    Tribdog's very existence is counter-evidence for the theory of natural selection. I'm surprised you 'girl science' people (biologists :tongue: ) haven't put him in a cage yet.


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  10. Feb 6, 2005 #9

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    That would defeat the purpose of the experiments.

    The protocol requires that Tribdog be observed in his natural environment. Unfortunately, that puts other unsuspecting individuals at some risk. But that's sometimes necessary to further science. :devil:
     
  11. Feb 6, 2005 #10

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    Exactly. But, do you think we should put brewnog in a cage for calling biology "girl science?" :devil: brewnog, you better get back and stick a LOT of smilies after that comment. :grumpy:
     
  12. Feb 6, 2005 #11

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    Cage? Maybe electrified. High voltage.

    I am deeply troubled by comments like " 'girl science' people (biologists)". :grumpy:

    Lawrence Summers is a bad influence.
     
  13. Feb 6, 2005 #12
    He is definitely a serious anomaly in the theory, isn't he.
     
  14. Feb 6, 2005 #13

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    It's a rude comment and the poster should apologize.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2005 #14

    Moonbear

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    Yeah, wait until iansmith reads this and realizes he's studying a "girls'" subject! The poor guy might be totally discouraged and think he can't possibly compete, being a mere male. :tongue2:
     
  16. Feb 7, 2005 #15

    Monique

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    what's that about? :grumpy:
     
  17. Feb 7, 2005 #16

    brewnog

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    Sincere apologies to all who found my 'girl science' comment offensive.

    I'm sure one day you'll all learn to take everything I say with a tablespoon of salt (except my apologies, naturally). I usually make a point of not using colourful little faces to indicate sarcasm/my vast wit/cynicism because I know they'd end up in reports and real-life speech too (and yes, I have caught people actually saying "lol") but I suppose now's the time for change! Sorry again!


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  18. Feb 7, 2005 #17
    way to apologize like a girl brewnog.
     
  19. Feb 7, 2005 #18

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    Hey, he's lucky I know him well enough to have not taken it too seriously (same goes for you). If I took him seriously, I wouldn't be asking about putting him in a cage, I'd have him neutered and he'd be visiting his "boys" in a jar next to the pickled onions just like you. :biggrin:
     
  20. Feb 8, 2005 #19

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    Yeah, I was getting that feeling you get when somebody's staring at you with evil eyes, and you know that if they stare too long the 'eye rays' (they exist, honest) will burn into your head and it'll hurt quite badly.

    I also realised that Moonbear knows where I live, so the threats of mandatory sterilisation started to make me sweat.

    The 'girl science' thing started pretty innocently anyway, back in 6th form. There were no girls (of ~45 boys) taking physics or chemistry, and only about 5 boys (of ~60 girls) taking biology. The rivalry was friendly, although the term "stamp collector" was possibly over-used.
     
  21. Feb 9, 2005 #20
    back to the original topic of this thread. I just blew my nose and was rewarded with a rainbow. At first I thought it was blood, but turns out it is red paint. cadmium red to be more precise. are there any vitamins in cadmium?
     
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