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04:07:57 PM Dec 14th 2013
In Payday 2, you get meth from mixing substances that are obviously NOT the true thing. This counts as Artistic License: Chemistry or another trope?
03:32:09 PM Dec 15th 2013
Yeah, that sounds like Artistic License.
09:04:30 AM May 11th 2011
In the ST/DURANIUM-235/U-235 segment, changed 'Radioactivity' to 'how fissile it is'. U-235 is only very mildly radioactive with a Half Life of 704 My.
02:11:49 AM Nov 11th 2010
Hydro Globus: Added alternative title and added in the Fail index.
03:16:31 PM May 23rd 2010
I removed the part about Coneheads that stated:

  • In Coneheads, a scientist investigating the titular family makes reference to their clothes containing several "unknown elements," which makes almost as much sense as a mathematician investigating their ship's log and claiming that it contains unknown integers.

This is nonsense. The value of an integer is self-evident, but the atomic number of an element is not. What is a scientist supposed to do if he finds evidence of a superheavy element that does not match the chemical properties of any element that can be synthesized with current human technology? Is he supposed to know its atomic number by instinct? Until proper analyses can be made, that would just be an unknown element.
05:44:57 AM Aug 29th 2012
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