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IR35 Avoider
13th January 2012, 14:31
I wonder if Toys-R-Us stock the modern equivalent?

Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab (1950-1951) (http://www.orau.org/ptp/collection/atomictoys/GilbertU238Lab.htm)

Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Laboratory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_U-238_Atomic_Energy_Laboratory)

AtW
13th January 2012, 14:36
You mean like this one - http://uboat.net/boats/u238.htm

zeitghost
13th January 2012, 14:47
Science Leads the Way (http://www.scienceleadstheway.com/)

Those were the days, men were men & everything was radioactive.

Doggy Styles
13th January 2012, 17:28
Science Leads the Way (http://www.scienceleadstheway.com/)

Those were the days, men were men & everything was radioactive.And exposure to high levels of radioactivity gave you super-powers.

Or turned you into a dangerous mutant.

RSoles
13th January 2012, 18:57
Chemistry sets aren't the same either these days, they've got food colourings,
filter paper and plastic test-tubes in case you hurt yourself with glass ones.

We want magnesium and sulphuric acid back.
And potassium nitrate, sulphur and charcoal. (sorry Zeity).

Doggy Styles
13th January 2012, 22:47
And that blue stuff, copper sulphate. Did you have wood chippings in yours?

A paraffin burner came with my set. I made a bunsen burner at school in metalwork, took it home and realised I had nothing to plug it in to.

Mind you, when I'd tested it at school it was a bit fierce so it was probably just as well.

xoggoth
13th January 2012, 23:42
I've still got some bottles of sulphuric and hydrochloric acid in my shed. Never know when they might come in handy. Brought the last at a hardware store. Bet you can't do that now.

Doggy Styles
14th January 2012, 08:34
When I were at school we couldn't get sodium. Had to go to a specialist for that. It came in small chunks in a brown bottle of oil.

Doggy Styles
16th January 2012, 09:51
One of my mates "liberated" a bottle of HF when the factory closed.

Can't imagine why, but the husband of one of his wife's friends was a chemist & nearly had a fit when he found out.

Not nice stuff, HF.

It kills you in most unpleasant ways.

CPCS: Hydrofluoric Acid (http://calpoison.org/public/hydrofluoric.html)

Stone me. :eek:When I was at school, Sulphuric, Hydrochloric and Nitric were the Barcelona, Real Madrid and Man United of the acid world. Hydroflouric didn't get much of a mention. It must be the Man City, a sort of johnny-come-lately acid.

Arturo Bassick
16th January 2012, 09:55
Chemistry sets aren't the same either these days, they've got food colourings,
filter paper and plastic test-tubes in case you hurt yourself with glass ones.

We want magnesium and sulphuric acid back.
And potassium nitrate, sulphur and charcoal. (sorry Zeity).Do you still get Iron Filings?

Mich the Tester
16th January 2012, 09:59
Chemistry sets aren't the same either these days, they've got food colourings,
filter paper and plastic test-tubes in case you hurt yourself with glass ones.

We want magnesium and sulphuric acid back.
And potassium nitrate, sulphur and charcoal. (sorry Zeity).

WHS

I think all really good toys and games exert a certain evolutionary pressure. The original Raleigh Chopper, tall climbing frames above a concrete surface and tree huts are good examples.

BlasterBates
16th January 2012, 11:13
You can still get these rather interesting

marbles (http://www.globright.com/uraniummarblesandgems.html)