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« Reply #25 on: 04/04/2007 20:13:45 »
Long ago they used beryllium silicates in the phosphors in fluorescent tubes. Since Beryllium compounds are pretty toxic, various scare stories grew up about the stuff in the tubes (notably a myth that the stuff was radioactive). It's probably not a good idea to inhale or ingest these phosphors but the newer ones are less toxic- at least to the extent that you should worry about the mercury instead.
(BTW, IIRC metalic phosphorus is one of the least nasty forms)
In English you say "metallic" phosphorus even if it's not a metal? Curious.
 

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« Reply #26 on: 12/04/2007 23:06:03 »
anastasia and i were doing this again earlier in the evening. curiously standard clear light bulbs when left too long shatter in to large pieces, and those ones with a coating "mood" type bulbs shatter in to minute pieces!
 

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« Reply #27 on: 12/04/2007 23:12:34 »
Hmm. How is the microwave? :D
 

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« Reply #28 on: 13/04/2007 00:21:16 »
once all the glass was removed, the microwave was fine. i dont use it to cook with anyway, just for experiments.
 

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« Reply #29 on: 13/04/2007 00:25:07 »
See.. A perfect dad!! Experimenting!! Any discoveries/inventions/creations?
 

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« Reply #30 on: 13/04/2007 00:27:36 »
See.. A perfect dad!! Experimenting!! Any discoveries/inventions/creations?

yes, i discovered that after 15 seconds there is a big bang and people dive to the floor casting blame at the oldest person in the room - me  ;D
 

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« Reply #31 on: 13/04/2007 00:33:23 »
LoL! So no new discoveries or amazing findings huh? :P
 

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