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Post by UserRequestedRemoval » Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:37 am

Mark Sutcliffe, now thats a name I haven't heard for years. We started at CH in the 3rd form together. He was great at getting in trouble. Didn't he get expelled in the end?
I had phalik Matthews too, oh those cigarettes and the bunsen burner. I will never forget the day he nearly blew the lab up by sticking the wrong chemical into the flame.

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Post by huntertitus » Wed Sep 20, 2006 11:03 pm

If you look around you will find some truly hilarious accounts of jolly japes with Phallick poor old chap

I think i already told about the boy who poured conc sulphuric acid into a drawer

"Fire!!! FIRE!!! DON'T PANIC, SIR!!!" etc etc

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The was a teacher who had the lab in the science block accessed via the outer stairs next to the old school library and the science quad. I was in that lab when the teacher dropped a bottle of mercury. Three of us came down sick within 24 hours.

There was loads of speculation we would die as a result of the mercury poisoning. It was two days before my second leave day. I was then discovered on leave day that we all had tonsilitis.

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Post by huntertitus » Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:56 am

I once used an electric drill + attachment to scour the paint of a blue asbestos gutter all around a house

It was about 25 yrs ago and I remember breathing CLOUDS of the dust in

When I think about it I start to cough

Otherwise no cough

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Post by Great Plum » Sun Oct 01, 2006 10:30 am

soc wrote:The was a teacher who had the lab in the science block accessed via the outer stairs next to the old school library and the science quad. I was in that lab when the teacher dropped a bottle of mercury. Three of us came down sick within 24 hours.

There was loads of speculation we would die as a result of the mercury poisoning. It was two days before my second leave day. I was then discovered on leave day that we all had tonsilitis.
Can you catch that from mercury?
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Post by englishangel » Sun Oct 01, 2006 12:55 pm

NO, but (erudite and wise again) you can get MS type symptoms from it, leaking from your fillings. It is a nerve poison.
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Post by Great Plum » Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:04 pm

Actually, I read that in one of Mrs Plum's girly mags...
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Post by englishangel » Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:13 pm

I had a (Brit) friend in the USwho was diagnosed with MS although she fell outside the usual demographic. She bought a book on it and it gave mercury poisoning as an alternative diagnosis, so she had her fillings replaced and recoverd completely.
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Post by AshDawson » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:07 am

has anyone else noticed there seems to be a lot of Crane Flies around at the moment. Just reminds me of the times at CH when there was lots annoying us
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Post by huntertitus » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:57 am

There are none here in London but on the radio
they say there is a huge number due to the warm
temperature and the rain we've had recently

In London we have more big fat spiders than I have
ever seen before, probably due to the climate as well

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Post by englishangel » Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:20 am

huntertitus wrote:There are none here in London but on the radio
they say there is a huge number due to the warm
temperature and the rain we've had recently

In London we have more big fat spiders than I have
ever seen before, probably due to the climate as well
Britain doesn't have climate, it has weather.
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Post by huntertitus » Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:45 am

So true!

Did you hear Desert Island Discs this week?

It was Quentin Blake and one of the records was Flanders & Swann singing "A Song of the Weather" which is all about the wonderful English "climate"

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Post by J.R. » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:20 pm

Great Plum wrote:Actually, I read that in one of Mrs Plum's girly mags...
Do elaborate !!!
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Post by huntertitus » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:41 pm

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