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Poll: Which is your year of birth?
before 1940 --- 2 (0.72%)
1940 - 1949 --- 7 (2.53%)
1950 - 1959 --- 18 (6.5%)
1960 - 1969 --- 23 (8.3%)
1970 - 1979 --- 21 (7.58%)
1980 - 1984 --- 30 (10.83%)
1985 - 1989 --- 43 (15.52%)
1990 - 1994 --- 36 (13%)
1995 - 1999 --- 71 (25.63%)
2000 - 2004 --- 23 (8.3%)
2005 - 2009 --- 3 (1.08%)

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[*] posted on 26-5-2011 at 17:36


Another mark for the 70s here; born in '78. I vaguely remember that old lime green shaggy carpeting my parents had in the house :D.

I'm 32 years old and at a point in my career where I have more free time. Much of my spare time is dedicated to my family and my other hobbies take up much of my capital. I'm very new to chemistry but I'll be acquiring bits of knowledge here and bits of labware there over the years (if I live to a ripe old age).

I thought there were a lot more thirty-somethings here on SM.

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[*] posted on 26-5-2011 at 17:49


im 15 years old at this day (my year of birth is 1996) but i make chemistry seriously, I think im not a knew but i can make a mistake.... (correct my if I am wrong)
I am one of the Youngest member here. I done (I think) some advanced inorganic chemistry specialy in titanium and zirconium chemistry.

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[*] posted on 8-6-2011 at 03:41


I'm from 1995 and 15 1/2

I've had my interest in chemistry since I was 12. Even back then I was doing simple organic
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[*] posted on 8-6-2011 at 05:52
Shag carpet rules!


Ok, maybe not, but I do remember our orange shag in the front room.

Another mark for the 70's...just got hit by the big 4-0 this year.
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[*] posted on 8-6-2011 at 12:39


17 years old, born in 94.
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[*] posted on 14-6-2011 at 18:34


I just turned 14 on 5-19 and joined this forum recently. I've loved chemistry for as long as I can remember (got a textbook & encyclopedia when 5). Since I'm very close to having a lab, this will be the absolute best summer of my life :D
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[*] posted on 14-6-2011 at 20:15
I'm one of the old farts...


Class of 57. I've been involved in chemistry one way or another my whole life. I started young; my parents got me my 1st chemistry set when I was 6 or 7. Then I got real lucky. When I was 9 a local lab when broke and my dad bought a bunch of their equipment. I was set up. Though having to teach myself I quite naturally drifted into energetcis. But back then it was no problem. The neighbors were all cool with it. After a window rattling boom they'd go: "Oh it's just Brian". And the lab supply places would sell you anything you wanted. What a kinder, gentler time huh?

In between was a chem degree with a lot of lab work in natural products synthesis and protein biochemistry; a few years in the Army blowing up stuff around the world, including 18 months where I tested artillery fired landmines twice a week; work as a quality control engineer in a chemical oriented process plant; a consulting career where I helped a variety of companies utilize statistics to improve their manufacturing; my recent hobby of making all types of ammonium perchlorate composite rocket propellant; and doing some substitute math and science teaching at my daughter's British International School.

The teaching was interesting. I've taught hundreds of adults during my consulting career, but never kids. The day before school started I told the principal that I'd be happy to be a substitute in math or science if they ever needed one. He then said great, can you start tomorrow! Seems one of their math teachers bailed at the last minute and the new guy wouldn't arrive for a week. So the 1st period the 1st day I found myself with the Y13 IB math class. In the US system that would be HS seniors in AP math. Luckily for me the topic was statistics. I also ended up doing a few weeks of science teaching. I was a bit rusty on the labs, but it was fun. Plus being overseas there are no real restrictions on what you can do. Make Nitrogen Triiodide, no problem, blow up some Na, sure; gas out a room with some Br, OK; do fractional distillation of hexane and another flammable, with a bunsen burner and kids crowded around OK (this was not me, I was cowering across the room). It was interesting. They just hired a young British teacher who was having a bit of trouble with his freedom. I guess it was due to the fact that in the UK he couldn't do any of this. When he demo'd the Na; he put in way too big of a piece and managed to scorch the ceiling of the brand new lab. Recently he needed 18 stitches in his fingers because he tried to pull the rubber tubing off a sidearm test tube and ripped the sidearm off instead. He's still gung ho though.

Now I have my kids to motivate my return to chemistry. My 14 yr old daughter really likes chemistry. I have to say the Brit system gives them a lot more science than the US system. Last year and this year (she'd be an 8th grader in the US) science was the topic that got the most time, followed by math, then English. A very sensible scheme if you ask me. And this year she got specialist teachers for each area: biology, chemistry, physics. My 11yr old son is pretty excited to get started on rocket stuff. So I ordered enough chems for us to make a few pounds of propellant when we're at my inlaws 62 acre farm this summer.

Wow, did I ramble on. But being an old fart gives some license for that right :cool:
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[*] posted on 20-6-2011 at 12:35


How many of these threads do we need ?

http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=2120
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=3100
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=16170

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[*] posted on 11-9-2011 at 17:43


Quote: Originally posted by franklyn  
How many of these threads do we need ?

http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=2120
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=3100
http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=16170

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I vote for all of them
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[*] posted on 29-10-2011 at 13:53


So sad to see that no one my age (13) is interested in anything other than video game mass-virtual-murder so it now looks like i am the youngest member here. How interesting. I'm not a pyromaniac like some people my age. I got into chemistry when I was 11 but I started to want more by 12. Sadly even if I try to explain the simplest chemistry to any one (My science teacher is not a chemist)especially my parents, they say No That will EXPLODE BLAH BLAH I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT BUT BLAH BLAH from my parents. But even if it's a fellow student in the simplest terms possible, they still don't get it like how a glow stick works (i don't discuss pyro with anyone or acid that kind of thing that could give the wrong impression) 2 of them said to make XXX that I would have to put sodium metal in it or put XXX in it to glow, ah so sad to see them talking out of there butt.(I'm not saying i know everything about anything but I hope it doesn't come out that way). Thank you for reading this rant.:D



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[*] posted on 5-11-2011 at 13:01


Quote: Originally posted by DeathAdder  
So sad to see that no one my age (13) is interested in anything other than video game mass-virtual-murder so it now looks like i am the youngest member here. How interesting. I'm not a pyromaniac like some people my age. I got into chemistry when I was 11 but I started to want more by 12. Sadly even if I try to explain the simplest chemistry to any one (My science teacher is not a chemist)especially my parents, they say No That will EXPLODE BLAH BLAH I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT BUT BLAH BLAH from my parents. But even if it's a fellow student in the simplest terms possible, they still don't get it like how a glow stick works (i don't discuss pyro with anyone or acid that kind of thing that could give the wrong impression) 2 of them said to make XXX that I would have to put sodium metal in it or put XXX in it to glow, ah so sad to see them talking out of there butt.(I'm not saying i know everything about anything but I hope it doesn't come out that way). Thank you for reading this rant.:D


Sometimes I have similar feelings, too. :D
btw. I am 16 :)
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[*] posted on 5-11-2011 at 19:48


Nice to see I'm not alone in having been treated that way. I go to a private school and we are a close nit group of roughly 350 students, but everyone (rather intrestingly) knows me by sight or name, i've sadly become known as "that crazy kid","the human encyclopedia" (got that for being the only non-high school student taking the high school SAT this december),"senior nutcase", and my piece de resistance :o"the kid who can kill you with lighting":o(tesla coil).
Little brothers and sisters tell all I'm afraid. I've shut up about chemistry at my school because nobody understands it.
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[*] posted on 6-11-2011 at 00:41


Nice nicknames :D
I talk about chemistry only if someone asks. I brought dry ice into school 2 or 3 times :D So funny, me and my friend put it into our bottles and it made nice dense smoke, we were also making smoke circles by pressing the bottle fast, you know what I mean? :D

Chemistry is fun, but it's a shame that almost nobody is interested in it. And it is also a shame, that when many people hear the word "chemist", they usually imagine some drug makers or terrorists. :(
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[*] posted on 7-11-2011 at 17:22


Ah Adas, so so true. It is very sad that even my parents show no will or desire to even listen to what i have to say (about chemistry). I don't want to sound like I'm moping by saying that, so here are a few-:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D.
But not so nice nicknames, though, I was always "that weird kid no one understands" i have no friends at all (never did, and I learned when you have chemistry that becomes your only friend) sure I talk to people but I don't truly know anyone. If I brought dry ice to school and told them that CO2 was an Asphyxiant gas they would think I was trying to kill them "sigh" i mean there truly is nothing wrong with a tesla coil but they are all so immature about that.(Try saying it really fast and chances are you'll see what I'm getting at) If only people knew what true chemistry looked like and that it does not have only 2 purposes like some people think it does(blowing stuff up and drugs). It is so sadly inevitable that the retarded news media can't grasp the concept of shutting up when your ahead.
EDIT:Read that quote by Einstein "I live in that solitude that is painful in youth but delicious in the years of maturity."
Edgar Allen Poe wrote something that pretty much sums up my situation pretty well ahem
" From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view." words to live by.




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[*] posted on 8-11-2011 at 11:10


Wow. I think it is sad that you have no friends at all. I am more lucky! I have 2 friends that are interested in chemistry - one of them is my cousin :D He loves chemistry like me. Plus I have very good girl-friend, she changed my life and taught me a lot of things :) So I thank her for this.

But to be honest, I don't have much friends and most of them I know only from internet :(
That quotation from Einstein is a good and faithful one.

I always hated to be like others, I don't understand the others, they don't understand me (just like your case). I was always alone when I was younger. I was searching for bugs in the grass and so xD Old times. Then I switched to chemistry somehow. But I am lucky to have some friends now :)
Thanks God. Friends are very important in my life.

btw. Have you got skype or icq? :D (or facebook)
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[*] posted on 11-11-2011 at 23:38


wow I'm young I'm just 16 years old! ^^
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[*] posted on 12-11-2011 at 16:42


Sorry for the late reply Adas, but no I never liked social media at all I do have a facebook but have it only if i need to download something or things like that. I have a you tube channel but there are 0 videos (i wanted to know what a particular song was ). I should have worded that a bit better than I did. But don't feel sad at all I've (perhaps I'm crazy?) grown to like the solitude:) people do talk to me but usually out of boredom.

I hope I don't sound like I'm having a pity party though.




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[*] posted on 2-2-2012 at 14:23


As of January 2012, I am 13 and enjoy mainly macroscalce organics.



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[*] posted on 3-2-2012 at 08:04


Quote: Originally posted by DeathAdder  
So sad to see that no one my age (13) is interested in anything other than video game mass-virtual-murder so it now looks like i am the youngest member here. How interesting. I'm not a pyromaniac like some people my age. I got into chemistry when I was 11 but I started to want more by 12. Sadly even if I try to explain the simplest chemistry to any one (My science teacher is not a chemist)especially my parents, they say No That will EXPLODE BLAH BLAH I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT BUT BLAH BLAH from my parents. But even if it's a fellow student in the simplest terms possible, they still don't get it like how a glow stick works (i don't discuss pyro with anyone or acid that kind of thing that could give the wrong impression) 2 of them said to make XXX that I would have to put sodium metal in it or put XXX in it to glow, ah so sad to see them talking out of there butt.(I'm not saying i know everything about anything but I hope it doesn't come out that way). Thank you for reading this rant.:D


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[*] posted on 22-4-2012 at 12:48


As of April 2012 I'm 14 and I'm mainly interested in copper chemistry plus a little basic organic.

Quote: Originally posted by DeathAdder  
So sad to see that no one my age (13) is interested in anything other than video game mass-virtual-murder so it now looks like i am the youngest member here. How interesting. I'm not a pyromaniac like some people my age. I got into chemistry when I was 11 but I started to want more by 12. Sadly even if I try to explain the simplest chemistry to any one (My science teacher is not a chemist)especially my parents, they say No That will EXPLODE BLAH BLAH I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT BUT BLAH BLAH from my parents. But even if it's a fellow student in the simplest terms possible, they still don't get it like how a glow stick works (i don't discuss pyro with anyone or acid that kind of thing that could give the wrong impression) 2 of them said to make XXX that I would have to put sodium metal in it or put XXX in it to glow, ah so sad to see them talking out of there butt.(I'm not saying i know everything about anything but I hope it doesn't come out that way). Thank you for reading this rant.:D


DeathAdder- I am SO glad you beat me to that rant. I have had this sentiment ever since I got to middle school and everyone was afraid I'd blow the school up...glad to hear that there are other people my age who feel this way.

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[*] posted on 27-4-2012 at 17:34


Im 13 and have loved chemistry and science in general all my life. I have a small lab but it is constantly growing.
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[*] posted on 28-4-2012 at 13:01


I'm 14... not much of a home lab... 4 or 5 products and very scarce glassware. Home chemistry is a difficult hobby when compared to e.g. football. In the latter case, you can purchase balls, sport shoes, etc. everywhere. However, the slight chemophobia and the lack of buyers of these products... makes this more difficult.

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[*] posted on 20-6-2013 at 19:39


I'm 12, born in 2001.



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[*] posted on 20-6-2013 at 20:17


1996, 16 years old.
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Welcome to the modern world, where 'chemical' is a bad thing. (I won't go into detail, there are plenty of rage-threads floating around about this topic anyway).




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[*] posted on 21-6-2013 at 11:59


hahaha :)
elementcollector1 ,
Same problem same age the only difference is that i never had fruitful experiment in my life :)

BTW, about parents i always get "are you sure that won't explode?" question when i put my chlorate cell in the kitchen :p
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