Stinky resistors was Re: Stinky screwdrivers

Chuck Guzis cclist at
Tue Jan 10 00:27:10 CST 2017

On 01/09/2017 08:51 PM, Ethan Dicks wrote:
> You'd think that based on the looks on the faces of everyone around
> me.  I am not exaggerating when I say that everyone shouted "No!" when
> I said I was going to take the bus home...

Ah, high-school--and 7 AM zoology lab.  I definitely recall the
expressions of the students around me after working on my tiger shark
dissection.  Start the day by rolling up your sleeve and fishing around
from your "project" in a barrel of formaldehyde.   Not just the odor of
formaldehyde, but also that of rotting fish.   You couldn't wash that
stink out--it just sort of wore off during the day.

Today, of course, there's no way the authorities would let their
young'uns splash around in formaldehyde...


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