Archive for the ‘Inexplicable’ Category

Video: I’m a Chemist and I Know It

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

This video arrived in the ChemBark mailbag today courtesy of Robert. It is best watched with laser goggles of OD 50 or higher.


And this video from the same channel addresses a practice that has escaped proper ridicule for far too long:


Prank at Merck SeQuant

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Some guys at Merck SeQuant built a pneumatic cannon and pranked a labmate.  The result:

You can view a longer video here.  This prank seems almost too crazy to be true.  Is it fake?  How could you pull this off in industry in this day and age (of heightened awareness about safety and liability)?


Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

I have reason to believe this person may attend Columbia, but that explains nothing.



This one is both funny and enlightening:


Video: Getting Drunk without Drinking

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

Here’s a video from Dick Wang’s group on inhaling ethanol using carbon dioxide as a carrier gas. The chemistry is a load of rubbish, but it’s fun to watch them inhale the mixture and act like it’s not burning their nostrils. Anyone who has ever taken a breath while leaning over a dry ice bin knows that their invention would never work.

Also, I love how these guys made a “Mentos + soda” fountain using regular soda instead of diet. I imagine that this made the clean up a lot less fun.