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    Aussie chemist does humour - detonations and F-Bombs

    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Thank you! My day is done, as I learned important stuff.
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    Hey a Calorie's a calorie right? It's all about energy transfer in the end.

    He still has his hair & beard so he's not gotten to doing experiments in a pure oxygen atmosphere apparently. Even moderate increase in O2 will dramatically affect the burn rate of carbohydrates & hydrocarbons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp_clark View Post
    Hey a Calorie's a calorie right? It's all about energy transfer in the end.

    He still has his hair & beard so he's not gotten to doing experiments in a pure oxygen atmosphere apparently. Even moderate increase in O2 will dramatically affect the burn rate of carbohydrates & hydrocarbons.
    True dat. and here for your delectation and delight we have.....

    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    I've watched a few of his videos. It's fun watching how he learns to despise the colour yellow over multiple experiments.

    I never really got chemistry when I was at school, have no need to know beyond the basics now, but I do find it fascinating, and not just because sometimes things go boom.

    Also worth checking out is Periodic Videos (https://www.youtube.com/@periodicvideos) featuring an archetypal mad rrofessor, Sir Martyn Poliakoff.
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