bungeejumper wrote:Bunch of namby pamby mollycoddled wimps we're cultivating these days. And no wonder, I suppose, now that the birth rate's dropped so low? Back in the good old days, when school playgrounds did things properly, a regular cull of the participants was seen as God's benign contribution to the essential task of reducing the damn numbers.
I was thinking about this only the other day, from a Health & Safety pov: Hazardous materials encountered
I composed a personal list, from memory, of my exposure/contact with same, through childhood to later teenage years.
1. Acids - Hydrochloric, Nitric
3. Blue asbestos
4. Cyanide compounds
6. Hydrogen cyanide gas (Ugh!)
7. Lead (Um - tasty!)
9. Sodium hydroxide
11. Fissile material (Enriched Uranium - heavy!)
Kids today - Tch! Don't know they're born...
bungeejumper wrote:It's a good job that history is written by the survivors.