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[*] posted on 29-9-2016 at 13:41
vials with arsenic found lying beside the road in the Dutch city Nijmegen


If any of you ordered some arsenic recently but it failed to arrive, here is why:

http://www.gelderlander.nl/regio/nijmegen-e-o/nijmegen/hardl...

A runner found the bottles lying beside the road. The fire department decided that because they were well packed they were not really dangerous, took them away and they are now trying to find out of course what happened.
And the journalist that wrote the linked article miscalculated the deadly dose by a factor of about a 1000, as usual. sigh.




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[*] posted on 29-9-2016 at 13:50


Why Oh Why can Ebay not get it's act together ?!?!?!?!

Search -> Find Item -> Payment -> Package Item -> Post to Client

It is THAT Simple !

That's the LAST time i will order from Ebay.




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[*] posted on 29-9-2016 at 14:40


It would be pretty great to find that much 99.9999% pure arsenic just sitting on the side of the road like that. It would be a real shame if they destroy it.



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[*] posted on 29-9-2016 at 14:55


There is a better than miniscule chance that it was lost in transit en route to an SM member somewhere.

Maybe quantumcorespacealchemyst?? Check the vicinity for some palladium, some cadmium, some gold and dysprosium.


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Nuclear physics is not my forte but I don't think it is possible to actually destroy an element. :P

[Edited on 29-9-2016 by j_sum1]




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[*] posted on 29-9-2016 at 15:26


Quote: Originally posted by j_sum1  
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Nuclear physics is not my forte but I don't think it is possible to actually destroy an element. :P
That's true, thank you for pointing that out, oh pedantic one ;)



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[*] posted on 30-9-2016 at 06:04


Well, you could collide it with some anti-arsenic. That should do the trick :)
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[*] posted on 30-9-2016 at 16:23


Quote: Originally posted by MrHomeScientist  
Well, you could collide it with some anti-arsenic. That should do the trick :)


Any bit of antimatter would do, actually.




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