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paul.fr

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« on: 16/02/2007 01:20:16 »
A quick question. Is there a correct scientific name for sleep? That being the stuff in the corner of your eye when you wake up.

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« Reply #1 on: 16/02/2007 01:53:16 »
A quick question. Is there a correct scientific name for sleep? That being the stuff in the corner of your eye when you wake up.



Me asked a similar question here http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=1302.0
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« Reply #2 on: 16/02/2007 02:38:35 »
Cheers neil, i see you are having trouble sleeping...again...i knew what the 'sleep' was made up of, but it would seem that there is no specific name for it.  Strange...oops, thanks for that link

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« Reply #3 on: 16/02/2007 04:01:27 »
You're welcome Paul.

But I suspect that there must be a term for it...an official one that is...if not...then perhaps you should file to have it named after you !...That's one sure way to achieving immortality !!.............to have ' eye grit ' named after you.  [;)]
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« Reply #4 on: 16/02/2007 04:22:34 »
Good idea, although i don't fancy being known as the slimy thing you wake up with! I will try and research the correct name, there must be one!

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« Reply #5 on: 16/02/2007 05:17:31 »
Neil, according to all i have read in the last hour. The net not being 100 percent reliable, there is no official name for the stuff! Any suggestions as to where one would register a name? All i get from google are for domain registrations. Paul

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« Reply #6 on: 16/02/2007 07:01:35 »
http://www.yucky.com/flash/body/yuckystuff/eyegunk/js.index.html

This is pretty cute, and it does explain the gunk
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« Reply #7 on: 16/02/2007 18:27:06 »
Excellent...thanks Meg
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« Reply #8 on: 17/02/2007 16:20:31 »
http://www.yucky.com/flash/body/yuckystuff/eyegunk/js.index.html

This is pretty cute, and it does explain the gunk

Yes, this is a very nice link, and child friendly........do you know me! :-)

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« Reply #9 on: 17/02/2007 16:36:29 »
IT's Sleepy Sand , or otherwise nown to me as Magic sprinkles...LOL That at least works for the wee ones!! LOL

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« Reply #10 on: 17/02/2007 20:49:56 »
http://www.yucky.com/flash/body/yuckystuff/eyegunk/js.index.html

This is pretty cute, and it does explain the gunk

Yes, this is a very nice link, and child friendly........do you know me! :-)

Hey, no problem.  If it can be explained, and a 7 year old can understand it, its my kind of explanation!
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