Friday, May 08, 2009

oh, the chemicality

Re-reading my Hindenburg post gave me a bit of an acid flashback to my school days (many many years ago now of course). Anyone who's done O-level or GCSE Chemistry will remember the test for hydrogen: stick a burning spill into it and listen for the noise. It's universally descibed in all the textbooks as a "squeaky pop" - this video has a good example.

If you're thinking what I'm thinking after my linking of those two topics, you'll be thinking: Christ, the Hindenburg must have produced the BIGGEST SQUEAKIEST POP EVER. Frankly it's a miracle Herbert Morrison could make himself heard over it.

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