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#47 - A google search reveals that lead burns red hot when conductin…  [+] (5 replies) 03/05/2013 on 15,000 Volts Traveling... 0
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#51 - wheresthefudge (03/05/2013) [-]
Hm. Hadn't considered a wooden pencil since I haven't used one since gradeschool.
Also; perhaps my comment is exactly the right length and your attention span is too short?
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#63 - thepalmtoptiger (03/05/2013) [-]
now that's condescending.
#227 - wheresthefudge (03/05/2013) [-]
Well, since I've already breached the condescending threshold I may as well point out that you really should have italicized the "that's" and not the "condescending". Just sayin.
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#239 - thepalmtoptiger (03/05/2013) [-]
I meant to do both, I might've messed up when I was highlighting.
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#245 - wheresthefudge (03/05/2013) [-]
Nah, it's fine, I see it now that you point it out.
#21 - The Protector is such a good movie. The plot is pretty stupid,…  [+] (1 reply) 03/05/2013 on It's sweeping the nation! +2
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#22 - kapane (03/05/2013) [-]
a thousand times this
#14 - I really doubt that it's a good idea. I imagine that it would …  [+] (9 replies) 03/05/2013 on 15,000 Volts Traveling... 0
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#31 - wheresthefudge (03/05/2013) [-]
Interesting hypothesis. Let's think this through. What on the graphite would be burning?
(In order to save some time, I'm going to answer for you. Please do not take this as condescending, I just don't feel like commenting back and forth.)
Your answer: The carbon would burn. Hydrocarbons are and have been the leading fuel source of humans for the majority of human history. Unless I'm mistaken they contain carbon.
Me: Graphite is not flammable. It has no hydrogens. In hydrocarbon fuels, the "hydro" is rather important in terms of its use as a fuel; the number of hydrogens in any hydrocarbon (but especially the saturated ones) outnumbers the carbons. It's these hydrogen-carbon bonds which make the fuel so flammable.
You: In fuels though, the carbon-carbon bond does break. How can you know that it's merely the hydrogen-carbon bond which makes them flammable?
Me: Diamonds, that's how. A diamond is formed under intense heat and pressure, and often found in or around metamorphic rock (that which comes from the cooling of magma/lava). If the carbon-carbon bond was the source of a hydrocarbon's flammability, diamonds could not exist since diamonds are simply a three-dimensional lattice of carbon bonds (graphite is a two-dimensional lattice for the most part).
You: That was interesting and insightful. I do not see a flaw with that logic. Perhaps if the graphite were handled directly before it was hooked to this battery it could have had oils transferred onto it and they might reach their flash point? As a sidenote, if graphite is 2D, why does it look 3D?
My response: I had not considered that. While it is certainly possible I doubt that even that many D-cells could reach the flash point of most oils. Along those lines, mechanical pencil lead could be manufactured with a wax coating, which could combust.
Me: Graphite forms in flat sheets. Occasionally though along these sheets there will be a bond to the next sheet up, which gives it a three-dimensional quality.
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#47 - thepalmtoptiger (03/05/2013) [-]
A google search reveals that lead burns red hot when conducting electricity. Also, here is a video of a wooden pencil catching fire when an electrical current is run through.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNw3VU8cDmc

Your comment is too long BTW.
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#51 - wheresthefudge (03/05/2013) [-]
Hm. Hadn't considered a wooden pencil since I haven't used one since gradeschool.
Also; perhaps my comment is exactly the right length and your attention span is too short?
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#63 - thepalmtoptiger (03/05/2013) [-]
now that's condescending.
#227 - wheresthefudge (03/05/2013) [-]
Well, since I've already breached the condescending threshold I may as well point out that you really should have italicized the "that's" and not the "condescending". Just sayin.
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#239 - thepalmtoptiger (03/05/2013) [-]
I meant to do both, I might've messed up when I was highlighting.
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#245 - wheresthefudge (03/05/2013) [-]
Nah, it's fine, I see it now that you point it out.
#34 - anon (03/05/2013) [-]
why bother making a comment if ur just going to have the conversation with yourself anyway?
#35 - wheresthefudge (03/05/2013) [-]
#14 - Australia is crazy. They've got those panty hornets.  [+] (1 reply) 03/05/2013 on Australian Help Line +109
#26 - christianthejew (03/05/2013) [-]
hey! that was my nickname in college



just a joke
#25 - Do a lot of people know what chloroform smells like? I sure as…  [+] (5 replies) 03/04/2013 on Chloroform +13
#71 - Visual (03/05/2013) [-]
Smells like rape.
#26 - kingpongthedon (03/04/2013) [-]
It's a koan. Anybody who knew what chloroform smells like is now unconscious and incapable of knowing anything. How can one know without knowledge. Now we're getting into some real philosophical shit. I guess where I'm going with this, is if you ever do learn the smell of chloroform, you'll achieve nirvana. Try it out, tell me what happens.
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#61 - silveravatar (03/04/2013) [-]
It smells kinda like menthol to me.
If i know that, can i be the Dali Lama?
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#60 - martycamp (03/04/2013) [-]
Actually, I do know what it smells like. In my first year labs, on of the things we had to do was examine drosophila (fruit flies) for certain traits. To do that, we knocked them out with chloroform and then looked at them under a low-power microscope. As a gas tends to do, some of it escaped when we opened the lid. Obviously, there wasn't enough to knock a person out, but if you breathed in enough it'd give you a killer headache
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#28 - thepalmtoptiger (03/04/2013) [-]
I'm going for it. Enlightenment, here I come!