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Poll: What’s the average age?
9 and lower --- 2 (0.71%)
10-19 --- 120 (42.4%)
20-29 --- 98 (34.63%)
30-39 --- 21 (7.42%)
40-49 --- 20 (7.07%)
50-59 --- 18 (6.36%)
60 and over if over specify --- 4 (1.41%)

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[*] posted on 26-12-2004 at 03:03
What’s the average age?


I thought it might be relatively interesting to find the average age.
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[*] posted on 26-12-2004 at 04:43


16. Started when I was 15. I'm sure you will be finding alot of <9 year olds around here :P



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[*] posted on 26-12-2004 at 11:42


A poll like this was already done in Whimsy and actually got quite a few responses, however maybe it should be moved out of whimsy because some people don't view that section and it might get more responses that way.

What are you asking exactly, for us to guess what the average age of a poster or just a member is?

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[*] posted on 26-12-2004 at 11:48


16 and 6 months



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[*] posted on 26-12-2004 at 14:09


Because I am 13 and was thinking that the average age was probably some ware around the ages 16-18 because they would most likely just be learning about chemistry in school so I was just seeing if my speculation was correct :)
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biggrin.gif posted on 27-12-2004 at 01:19


looks like my age group is winning



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[*] posted on 27-12-2004 at 03:29


Theres a tie between 10-19 and 20-29 :P So which one are you?



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[*] posted on 27-12-2004 at 04:14


I just broke the tie... i forgot to vote before when i posted :D



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[*] posted on 27-12-2004 at 05:01


Mental age, or real age? ;)



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[*] posted on 27-12-2004 at 05:24


In your case, how can any of us be sure :P
Just kidding.

I wonder whos in the 50-59 group?




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[*] posted on 27-12-2004 at 13:51


mental age lower end of 10-19, real age lower end of 20-29. :P, I'm sure some of the admins at this site have to be getting up there:P

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[*] posted on 28-12-2004 at 16:40


who is 9 and lower
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[*] posted on 28-12-2004 at 19:42
Getting there !


Age 46 - will be 47 shortly. I guess I'm a senior citizen around here !



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[*] posted on 29-12-2004 at 01:49


I wonder if someone clicked 9 and under for fun :P

Who ever it is, reveal yourself! :D




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[*] posted on 29-12-2004 at 03:52


Well, if it is by mental age....

Could have been anyone here :P




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[*] posted on 29-12-2004 at 12:06


17, but I don't post much, because I haven't done any experimenting lately.
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[*] posted on 29-12-2004 at 17:50


Another "Senior" here. Over 50. But chemistry was my hobby when I was 15 AND at a time when a fella could go and buy reagents with no questions. Ah, it was NO PROBLEM buying things like Sulfuric Acid, Chloroform, Sodium, Nitric Acid, pretty much anything for awhile there.

Then the books came out on how to make things like LSD and DMT in your kitchen. Well, that stopped a good thing fast. Yep, no more thionyl chloride, diethyl amine. Still, "unwatched" chemicals were still easy to buy like potassium dichromate, iodine, high volume hydrogen peroxide and so on.

I read this board and remember how easy it was to get things that people here are struggling to manufacture. I had a LOT of fun those days, it's amazing I survived it.

Commendations go out to those of you practicing this hobby in these days of "terrorism." Sheesh, all I wanted to do was make neat stuff... so do you. (Well, some of you like the stuff that goes boom, but that's whole 'nother thing.)

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[*] posted on 30-12-2004 at 06:47
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I put myself in the 50+ group since I have less than a month to go. If I get my act together and keep of the beer, I could submit my part-time PhD very soon, second attempt, the first was messed up by divorce and stuff. Graduate at 50, I fancy that.

Same has already been mentioned, things used to be a lot easier. When 13/14 I got to know the local independant chemists. I started of by asking them for empty containers for my hobby, ended up giving them a wish list of chemicals and if they could I got them. Parents thought it was great that I had an "interest" and did not bother about what I did down the garden shed. In the kids section of the local library you could get old books on how to make fireworks at home and they told you where to get the chemicals and cost.

Sorry about some of the posts, but it easy to forget the relative age and experience (and write a load of crap), especially after a few beers.
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[*] posted on 31-12-2004 at 02:32


I wonder what age group the 9year old really is

My guess it that has around 10-16 simply I couldn’t image any one that would think it was funny saying there 9

Unless they like turcher people from knowing a nano-bite of info witch for some reason bugs the hell out of me

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[*] posted on 31-12-2004 at 11:08
Ref: Age is irrelevant when you are learning.....


My interest in chemistry for fun didn't come to me until I was 40 ......now at 59 I'm still learning and the interest has only grown, .....this has become my fountain of youth......solo



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[*] posted on 31-12-2004 at 14:46


I'm also in my 50s, a chemical engineer among other things. When I was in my mid-teens, I could easily get a lot of chemical stuff OTC from the local pharmacy, or in some cases groceries, hardware stores, and farm and garden supply shops, e.g. hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, nitric acid, potassium bromide and iodide, chloride of lime, sulfur, potassium nitrate, ammonium nitrate, sodium carbonate, copper sulfate, potassium permanganate, zinc carbonate. Some are now more difficult to get. Glassware was also relatively a lot cheaper.
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[*] posted on 31-12-2004 at 15:05


My son is 23 now and he has other thing to do.
When he was very young, 4-9, he used to help me fix the car. Pass the spanners and stuff, but he also liked to jump on the bonnet and roof. Luckily the car was strong enough.
No problem

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[*] posted on 31-12-2004 at 15:20


I am likely the resident geezer here at 62. I liked chemistry from an early age. One of the few Christmas gifts I ever asked for was a Gilbert chemistry set. I didn't take this hobby up again until I retired 2 years ago from a career in chemical engineering.

Getting supplies is more difficult now - requires more creativity and effort. But if you make some of your own you are bound to have more fun and learn more chemistry.




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I too remember the gold old days when getting chemicals was easy. Try finding
red P in the U.S. nowadays. No thanks to the meth-making bastards who have fucked
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[*] posted on 9-4-2007 at 01:20


Wow, the folks who voted are younger than I thought. I'll be 25 in august.
Youn'z guys are making me feel old!




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