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« Reply #50 on: 25/01/2009 13:45:26 »
I'm afraid at one stage people weren't quite so aware of the problems Mercury presents. I would say about 30 years ago it was common for children to push the balls of Mercury around in a tray as part of their science lesson.
One of my lecturers was ill for a month after topping up a manometer with Mercury. He was riding home on his motorbike and suddenly lost his balance. He couldn't stand up and had to crawl along the footpath and into a pay phone. He somehow managed to ring 999 for help. He had not been told that he should take precautions with Mercury at all.
I have sloshed enough mercury round in my time to wonder if what caused him problems was coming off his bike rather than mercury.
Did anyone actually meassure his mercury exposure?
(it's not difficult to measure Hg in urine)
 

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« Reply #51 on: 26/01/2009 19:24:20 »
Did anyone actually measure his mercury exposure?

Are you asking about me?
 

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« Reply #52 on: 26/01/2009 22:11:02 »
No he really did have mercury poisoning. He fell off his motorbike because it effected his balance. He was ill for months. He was quite a character. He had no eyebrows and some facial scars from burns. He was a proper mad prof.
 

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« Reply #53 on: 26/01/2009 23:02:29 »
WW!
 

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« Reply #54 on: 27/01/2009 00:53:30 »
You look a bit stunned. Are you sure that it has nothing to do with your exposure to mercury?
 

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« Reply #55 on: 27/01/2009 02:06:41 »
You look a bit stunned. Are you sure that it has nothing to do with your exposure to mercury?
50/50. the environment in conjunction with the genes made me that way. maybe I don not have a robotic blood but i know how natural selection works.
 

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« Reply #56 on: 27/01/2009 02:13:05 »
Okay dude, you said it.
 

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« Reply #57 on: 27/01/2009 13:48:07 »
wow, how dare is that man~! and i cant belive that we can use mercury to use as the robotic blood, but in the future , maybe works...
 

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« Reply #58 on: 27/01/2009 15:33:02 »
wow, how dare is that man~! and i cant belive that we can use mercury to use as the robotic blood, but in the future , maybe works...
For what?
 

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« Reply #59 on: 27/01/2009 21:39:56 »
What man? Me? :(
 

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« Reply #60 on: 28/01/2009 01:53:52 »
I think he is the one that is using too much mercury. ;D ;D
 

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« Reply #61 on: 29/01/2009 22:54:58 »
Can we get back on topic. Does anyone have any sensible uses for mercury that have not already been tried. Let's say that we could make it none toxic.
Please tell me if you think this thread is "Loony" as it has been mentioned in another thread. I was trying to write some sexy threads as suggested in the other thread. Seems my efforts are not appreciated. I can't say I'm very pleased! What do you think?
 

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« Reply #62 on: 30/01/2009 01:51:12 »
Hey, what about braking fluid? (assuming it was non-toxic)
 

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« Reply #63 on: 30/01/2009 03:19:40 »
what about an radiation blocking suit? :-\
 

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« Reply #64 on: 30/01/2009 04:40:38 »
Suit?
 

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« Reply #65 on: 30/01/2009 12:15:20 »
Can we get back on topic. Does anyone have any sensible uses for mercury that have not already been tried. Let's say that we could make it none toxic.
Please tell me if you think this thread is "Loony" as it has been mentioned in another thread. I was trying to write some sexy threads as suggested in the other thread. Seems my efforts are not appreciated. I can't say I'm very pleased! What do you think?
Then what about a picture where you swim naked in a pool of mercury?  ;)
 

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« Reply #66 on: 30/01/2009 21:42:48 »
Do the gallium trick on her Mr.lightarrow. ;)
 

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« Reply #68 on: 31/01/2009 01:17:32 »
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« Reply #69 on: 31/01/2009 02:11:30 »
I must say that Chemistry here has become a lot sexier than it was before!
 

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« Reply #70 on: 31/01/2009 12:55:30 »
Do the gallium trick on her Mr.lightarrow. ;)
But she shoud monitor the pool temperature very carefully: if it goes down 29.76 C, the liquid solidifies, and we have a statue of Make it Lady...embedded in a solid pool   ;D
 

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« Reply #71 on: 31/01/2009 18:23:28 »
Are you sure about that temperature?

I think I would look good in silver!
 

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« Reply #72 on: 01/02/2009 02:47:45 »
Are you sure about that temperature?

I think I would look good in silver!
You would be the vampire's martyr.
 

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« Reply #73 on: 01/02/2009 06:18:16 »
You're upsetting her.
 

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« Reply #74 on: 01/02/2009 10:08:51 »
Galium supercools very easily so the pool might not freeze until it was a fair bit colder than that.
Also I suspect that the molten metal would do a very good job of cnducting heat from the body so, even at 30C it might feel rather cold.
Since the metal; is roughly 6 times as dense a water and people are roughly as dense as water then about 5/6 of the person would be on, rather than in the liquid. If it froze them most of the person would be in the air and their body heat would keep the Ga that was on their skin molten. It would be messy (and very expensive) but not fatal.
 

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