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[*] posted on 23-9-2021 at 10:56


Thats so great!
I would love to join, but can't say yet, I want to mobilise a few friends with similar interests first.
Please give me a week, then I can say for sure :)

And least year was really great :)

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Nooo my fucking sides are in orbit :D

Also cool we have an indian chemist among us, but I wonder why we have only one?
By the amount of indian papers we must at least have a hundred :o




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[*] posted on 23-9-2021 at 12:20


Quote: Originally posted by arkoma  
Quote: Originally posted by Syn the Sizer  
Quote: Originally posted by Herr Haber  

I didn't get to do much chemistry this year unfortunately.


I was in a similar boat, lots going on, and I haven't gotten a chance to read the book my Santa sent me.


You should go ahead and meet Friday.

@vibbz--Live in the US,and have sent to the UK and Canada, and had a Santa from Oz one year, so yes, very much international!

I love this time of year!


I absolutely plan to, I move into my own place Oct 1st and have the book out and ready to start so I don't need to dig through boxes to find it in the new place.

I greatly appreciate it and as well as everything else.


Quote: Originally posted by karlos³  
Thats so great!
Also cool we have an indian chemist among us, but I wonder why we have only one?
By the amount of indian papers we must at least have a hundred :o


Vibzz is a great chemist too, his videos are awesome and he has a way of teaching like an instructor. I know in the Discord there are a bunch of Indian chemists so there has to be some here too.

Indian papers are almost as plentiful as German papers lol.

Really the 4 countries I see the most from are US, Germany, China and India. What I like about many Indian papers is they are often in English or you can sometimes find a translation easy.

Chinese papers are never in English, and even sometimes Google translate makes no sense. I have a photo somewhere where it said along the lines of "Add 10mL of children's tears to the solution", do they have to be tears of joy or tears of fear?


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[*] posted on 23-9-2021 at 13:05


Quote: Originally posted by Syn the Sizer  
I have a photo somewhere where it said along the lines of "Add 10mL of children's tears to the solution", do they have to be tears of joy or tears of fear?

Proof! :o
Or it didn't happen :o

I offer an old pharmacy bottle(photo of course) containing 1-phenyl-2-propanone in return :P




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[*] posted on 23-9-2021 at 14:01


I'm looking forward to participating this year!
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[*] posted on 23-9-2021 at 18:32


I am definitely interested.
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[*] posted on 24-9-2021 at 00:12


Quote: Originally posted by karlos³  

Also cool we have an indian chemist among us, but I wonder why we have only one?
By the amount of indian papers we must at least have a hundred :o


The number of scientists in the university and the number of amateurs is not necessarily correlating for some countries. It could be either the case when there are no scientific positions available, so the people who do chemistry are mostly hobby/amateurs (and sometimes they are very advanced), or the other way around - if you can do something interesting in chemistry you can get a good position but have no time or money to do the same as a hobby.
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[*] posted on 24-9-2021 at 01:53


I know of at least two Indian chemusts active on the board at the moment.
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[*] posted on 24-9-2021 at 09:45


Can anyone explain to me what Secret Santa is and how it works? :P



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[*] posted on 24-9-2021 at 10:19


This is secret santa, I think it is a very thorough explaination: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secret_Santa

Oh... now I get why I received mine in time for sinterklaas! :D
(thank you again :))




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[*] posted on 2-10-2021 at 13:48


I’d just like to know if my recipient ever got his stuff. Never heard a word from him after the initial message. I’ll still be contributing this year though.



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[*] posted on 2-10-2021 at 15:37


Quote: Originally posted by karlos³  
Quote: Originally posted by Syn the Sizer  
I have a photo somewhere where it said along the lines of "Add 10mL of children's tears to the solution", do they have to be tears of joy or tears of fear?

Proof! :o
Or it didn't happen :o


It appears I misremembered it was just tears not childrens tears.

File_20210706-064725.jpg - 180kB

Sorry for the digression

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[*] posted on 2-10-2021 at 16:27


Oh, and please sign me up too.

I asked friends who are here too, but since our forum is down the last days, well...

How long will it be open up to register?

And, j_sum, do you handpick the recipients actually? :o
Because if so, then that's great and also I'm impressed.... but I actually ask because if, I can and will put up more details in my request if its not too much.
Maybe someone from a country where they don't have exactly the same sweets durings christmas :D

Or wait, even better, so while we're at it I just ask here :D
What are typical christmas sweet things or such from or associated with Germany, something you'd also like to receive?
I actually have not really an idea whats considered typical on the outside.




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[*] posted on 2-10-2021 at 16:58


Quote: Originally posted by karlos³  

Maybe someone from a country where they don't have exactly the same sweets durings christmas :D

Or wait, even better, so while we're at it I just ask here :D
What are typical christmas sweet things or such from or associated with Germany, something you'd also like to receive?
I actually have not really an idea whats considered typical on the outside.


I would say mead or Holunderbeerwein, but those can't be mailed overseas. Or the dry ingredients for Gluhwein.




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[*] posted on 3-10-2021 at 05:25


@Syn, pharmacy phenylacetone bottle pic attached, as promised :cool:
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I would say mead or Holunderbeerwein, but those can't be mailed overseas. Or the dry ingredients for Gluhwein.

Thank you the inspiration, and crazy!
There you happen to be born as, live in, and in general, are german your whole life and only last year the thought occured to me, while drinking a glühwein "damn, christmas would suck without glühwein" and now I hear about that!
I would have thought other people else would drink other hot alcohol containing things... local warm alcoholic drinks we do not have here...

So christmas does for you not actually smell like bratwurst and glühwein?
Thats really something to swallow... :o
We were once in breslau, poland, and it was just as it is here, but its just a step over the border.
Else, no, christmas I've always been in my country.

But really great, thank you, this bit has already helped to kickstart my creative thinking :)
(but keep em coming nonetheless :P)

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[*] posted on 3-10-2021 at 08:48


Quote: Originally posted by karlos³  

Thank you the inspiration, and crazy!
There you happen to be born as, live in, and in general, are german your whole life and only last year the thought occured to me, while drinking a glühwein "damn, christmas would suck without glühwein" and now I hear about that!
I would have thought other people else would drink other hot alcohol containing things... local warm alcoholic drinks we do not have here...

People will have mulled wine here, but it's not nearly as universal as it is in Germany, and one generally has to collect all the spices and make it from scratch.




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[*] posted on 3-10-2021 at 11:58


Quote: Originally posted by DraconicAcid  

People will have mulled wine here, but it's not nearly as universal as it is in Germany, and one generally has to collect all the spices and make it from scratch.

Always used mulled wine interchangably, I thought its the english equivalent, but I guess not?

Wow, I guess those ready-to-use glühwein spice mixes(just put into the wine while warming up) would be huge for exportation then :o
Like a tea bag, but no, not "like", actually they are tea-bags.

Good that I know that in advance!
Next christmas I am going to make a million or even seven, by exporting a few tons of those to the states! :D
But not to get rich of course.
View this is an humanitarian act.
You guys can't live on like this any longer, I am appalled, but also, my heart is broken because of the many americans who went from crip to grave without at least once a year for just a month being able to have sweetened hot alcoholic beverages sold (and socially acceptably drank) at every corner, next to a bratwurst vendor.... :D

Mhmmm bratwurst... alright.... I think I got all the drool wiped off and out of the keyboard...

It turned autumn so quick, and all the christmas sweets are available already, also, its freezing cold at times.
And I have to admit, I am also getting into the mood, slowly.
Guess it was the same for MadHatter when he opened the thread :)




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[*] posted on 3-10-2021 at 13:02


Yes, mulled wine is simply the English term for Gluhwein. You can find the tea-bag things for mulled wine, but they are hard to find. Mulled wine isn't popular enough for the importers to ship in a lot of it, and it's too hard to find for it to become really popular.

And most of the continent has repressive liquor laws that say you can't drink in public without risking fines, so buying a mug of mulled wine at an outdoor Xmas fair isn't going to happen.




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[*] posted on 3-10-2021 at 22:46


I haven't participated much on this board, however I really like the idea of Secret Santa and would love to participate :)

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[*] posted on 4-10-2021 at 00:23


Quote: Originally posted by basement  
I haven't participated much on this board, however I really like the idea of Secret Santa and would love to participate :)

[Edited on 4-10-2021 by basement]

Great!

Watch this space. In all likelihood I will see my way clear to opening this up this Thursday.
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[*] posted on 4-10-2021 at 06:31


I don't remember what was in the form last year but I suggest you add a small section if we have special items to give, so you can do better pairs. Some of us are overflowing with glassware or chemicals... this year has been especially lucky!

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[*] posted on 4-10-2021 at 14:10


Quote: Originally posted by karlos³  

What are typical christmas sweet things or such from or associated with Germany, something you'd also like to receive?


Hand grenade:D

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[*] posted on 4-10-2021 at 15:24


Quote: Originally posted by j_sum1  

Great!

Watch this space. In all likelihood I will see my way clear to opening this up this Thursday.


Ooh, I'm impatiently waiting :D




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[*] posted on 5-10-2021 at 08:02


Quote: Originally posted by karlos³  
Quote: Originally posted by Syn the Sizer  
I have a photo somewhere where it said along the lines of "Add 10mL of children's tears to the solution", do they have to be tears of joy or tears of fear?

Proof! :o
Or it didn't happen :o

I offer an old pharmacy bottle(photo of course) containing 1-phenyl-2-propanone in return :P


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Not what Syn said but do I still get the prize ? :)




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[*] posted on 5-10-2021 at 13:11


Ew thats disgusting :o
What did they think? Did they even think? Oh man... :D

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[*] posted on 9-10-2021 at 16:11


Ok everyone. This thing is up and running again for this year. :D
The link for the sign-up thread and further discussion is here. https://www.sciencemadness.org/whisper/viewthread.php?tid=15...
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