Stupid Science Tricks

You know a blog post is going to be good when there's a phrase like this: "The beaker had ruptured and the hot acid had ignited a roll of tissue paper." Sciencebase's David Bradley blogs about "stupid things people have done in the lab," relying on colleagues and readers to offer up their own embarrassing stories.

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