Comments: 4
Murder by Death 1 week ago
I think I had at least 2 of those fillings until about 10 years ago. :{ Our chemistry teacher also passed around an open petri dish of mercury so we could all 'poke' at it and experience it's weirdness for ourselves (or, just as likely, he was hoping to reduce his roll lengths...)

This book sounds like it is going to be a good one! Look forward to your updates.
BrokenTune 1 week ago
I mean, I get that mercury vapours are more dangerous than mercury in its room temp state, but still... You got to poke it with something, tho, right? Not just with your finger, right?

The promises to be good, but then I'm only on page 8. I'll be sure to share interesting parts. :D

To be fair, I only got it because of the "noir"-type cover.
Murder by Death 1 week ago
Nope... we could poke it with our fingers. One kid managed to drop the petri dish and everyone ran around trying to 'pick up' the blobs (a few of us didn't as even then we recognised a losing battle when we saw one). Nowadays there'd be an evacuation and hazmat response.

Thankfully for my own peace of mind, I didn't know about the fillings until they replaced them - I'd have freaked if I'd known what the amalgam was (it was put in when I was a kid, in the back, so I never thought about them).
BrokenTune 1 week ago
Yikes.

On the other hand, I just spoke to my mom about this book as I've found a paragraph that made no sense to me (probably because of the way it was written) and she told me a few stories of things they did when she studied chemistry (she's a retired chemical engineer). ... Yeah, we're all good. HSE is a relatively new thing.