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« on: 15/09/2008 21:30:55 »
What is 15 miles from everybody and smells of geraniums ?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 15/09/2008 22:13:57 »
The ozone layer? :)
 

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« Reply #2 on: 15/09/2008 22:39:05 »
The ozone layer? :)


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Not bad for a girlie.....well done !!..ewe should be very proud of yourself !....so proud that hopefully it will inspire you to now go and knit something !  ;D ;)
 

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« Reply #3 on: 15/09/2008 23:00:35 »
Yayyyy me!

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« Reply #4 on: 16/09/2008 00:10:51 »
When this question was asked on Qi a contestant (musician) replied "mustard gas" and was (wrongly) ridiculed for giving it.
The muso was almost correct: there is a chemical weapon (poison gas) called Lewisite which smells of geraniums,
and has been used with mustard gas ...

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Lewisite is a chemical compound from a chemical family called arsines. While it is colorless and odorless when pure, Lewisite is usually found as an oily, yellow or brown liquid with a distinct odor that has been described as similar to geraniums. It is a chemical weapon, acting as a vesicant (blister agent) and lung irritant, and can be used in combination with mustard gas as mustard-lewisite.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisite
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« Reply #5 on: 16/09/2008 08:26:27 »
Yes there is and I thought that might be what he meant but as far as I knew there may not be any within 15 miles of me... LOL.. I did read about that gas... earlier!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 16/09/2008 12:48:01 »
When this question was asked on Qi a contestant (musician) replied "mustard gas" and was (wrongly) ridiculed for giving it.
The muso was almost correct: there is a chemical weapon (poison gas) called Lewisite which smells of geraniums,
and has been used with mustard gas ...

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Lewisite is a chemical compound from a chemical family called arsines. While it is colorless and odorless when pure, Lewisite is usually found as an oily, yellow or brown liquid with a distinct odor that has been described as similar to geraniums. It is a chemical weapon, acting as a vesicant (blister agent) and lung irritant, and can be used in combination with mustard gas as mustard-lewisite.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewisite

Nice one !!..It was QI where I got the question from ..

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