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Old 10-27-2017, 08:56 AM
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My dad was fairly trusting of me (probably partly because he was deaf & couldn't hear explosions or screams), and he'd buy me potassium nitrate (for gunpowder) and hydrochloric acid (strong enough so that you could see the fumes coming out as you opened the bottle). I still have all my fingers and no acid/chemical burns, so maybe his trust wasn't entirely misplaced.
Wow, you were trustworthy. We went unscathed but were banned from having any industrial grade sulfuric or hydrochloric acids, even though we asked his dad for them. He did give us some mercury though. We spilled it on the floor and were fascinated with how it fractured into ever tinier silver balls when you tried to pick it up.

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Old 10-27-2017, 09:14 AM
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Mercury would have been fun. I think they did let us play with some in a junior high science class, and I got some out of broken thermometers. That was just enough to silver a coin or two (and probably start a lawsuit these days). I'm probably lucky I didn't have more.

By the way, if I can trust my memory (given my exposure to various chemicals, that may be questionable) I think my hydrochloric acid was 64% strength. I was careful with it, but probably nothing close to what would be approved by OSHA or anything.

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Old 10-28-2017, 07:57 AM
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VROOM!
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Old 11-02-2017, 04:40 AM
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On a board I played last night I had found RIGHTNESSES for 20 pts and then noticed down right (mild pun) next to it. I thought, "Wouldn't it be downright crazy if DOWNRIGHTNESSES is a valid word?" 28 pts and 2 new records. Now I can't wait to find DADGUMMITNESSES.
In another game I played PLASTERINESSES for 26 pts and 2 new records. lol, I sometimes feel like I am going where no man has gone before in this game. But of course they have.

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Old 11-11-2017, 11:33 AM
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DUNDERHEADISMS

Wait, being stupid is now a school of thought?
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:26 AM
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DUNDERHEADISMS

Wait, being stupid is now a school of thought?
Wow! I was pretty amazed to find DUNDERHEADEDNESSES, wouldn't have tried the -isms suffix! Well done!
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Old 11-12-2017, 01:08 PM
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Wow! I was pretty amazed to find DUNDERHEADEDNESSES, wouldn't have tried the -isms suffix! Well done!
DUNDERHEADED wasn't on the board, so I just took a wild flail at adding -ISMS.
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Old 11-12-2017, 08:36 PM
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DOHS!

Which I found via typo when I was trying to type DOGS. I looked it up. The only definition I see for it is the plural of Homer Simpson's famous exclamation.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:15 AM
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There are mostly ordinary BUREAUCRATS but then there are SUPERBUREAUCRATS!! Able to leap over stacks of paper and red tape in a single bound and make lineups a thing of the past! Lol, I just played SUPERBUREAUCRAT for 28 pts and 2 records.
Lexis.us advises that they are very powerful bureaucrats. (obviously, right?) I can't wait to ask to see the SUPERBUREAUCRAT next time I'm having a problem at a government office.

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Old 11-14-2017, 06:05 PM
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But what if they're using their powers for evil? Like finding fault with every filled-out form, misfiling important paperwork to cause weeks and weeks of delays... Like normal bureaucrats, but much worse?
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