another merry xmas post....

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by XPD, Dec 24, 2003.

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    XPD Guest

    Happy Xmas all, have fun and take care.

    Dont drink too much coke either.... thought Id try out one of the Coke
    "myths"... this was the result :)

    http://www.xpd.co.nz/photos/coins.jpg

    Dunno how our stomachs handle that stuff ;)
     
    XPD, Dec 24, 2003
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    XPD Guest

    And yes I know our stomach acids are actually a lot worse ;)
     
    XPD, Dec 24, 2003
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    bambam Guest

    Try ginger ale instead. :)
     
    bambam, Dec 24, 2003
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    Chris Guest

    thats why you should drink beer :)
     
    Chris, Dec 24, 2003
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    Lennier Guest

    One way to make Carbolic acid is made by simply bubbling carbon dioxide
    through water. The use of Carbolic acid was the earliest method of
    producing a sterile surgical environment.

    Coca Cola is made from guess what... water saturated with carbon dioxide -
    Carbolic acid.

    There is no surprise, therefore, that it etches the surface of coins.

    Lennier
     
    Lennier, Dec 24, 2003
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    Fishb8 Guest

    Merry Christmas to you all!
    Mixing with rum is an effective antidote to this acid problem.

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    Fishb8, Dec 24, 2003
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  7. On 25 Dec 2003, Lennier wrote
    You are thinking of carbonic acid, a very weak acid which is a solution
    of carbon dioxide in water.

    Carbolic acid (also known as Phenol) is a strong, extremely poisonous,
    corrosive and cardiotoxic substance which was used historically, as you
    say, as a sterilant and also for cauterising flesh. It set a standard of
    action against which other substances are compared even today (see
    Rideal-Walker coefficient).

    The acid component of Coca Cola is phosphoric acid.

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    Regards,
    Nicolaas.


    - A bird in the bush can't make a mess in your hand.
     
    Nicolaas Hawkins, Dec 24, 2003
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    Brendan Guest

    If you put the coin in stomach acid, it'd have been eaten away entirely.

    Perhaps we should get rid of all that nasty stomach acid too ? ;)

    Merry Christmas to everyone.

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    .... Brendan

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    Note: All comments are copyright 2003, and are opinion only where not
    otherwise stated, and always 'to the best of my reccollection'.
     
    Brendan, Dec 24, 2003
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    ac Guest

    A large Dentist bill is far more painful...
     
    ac, Dec 24, 2003
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    XPD Guest

    Dont worry, lots of that mix will be done today ;)
     
    XPD, Dec 24, 2003
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