Sunday, September 10, 2006

She Blinded Me With Science

So StarrySpark has been back to school for a little over a week now. One of her classes is Science. Each of the students was asked to illustrate the importance of a particular safety topic whilst conducting scientific experiments. Her safety topic was, "The importance of wearing safety goggles."

Jake suggested, "Hey.....Let's just mix up a bunch of stuff to illustrate why it is important to where goggles. I'll bet we can put together a demonstration that no one in Pohick will ever forget."

StarrySpark cringed, having seen some of Jake's previous enthusiastic experiments. She stated that the point could be conveyed to her fellow students just by using a simple limerick:

There once was a motley scientist
and safety rules day she did miss
She leaned over her bottles
without any goggles
and lost her eyeballs in the mist.

Jake said, "Well, sure.... If that's how you want to do it. I guess a limerick is fine, but it's not nearly as much fun as blowing something up. Laboratories are hazardous places. It's easy to forget that when you work in one, day after day, and it's easy to get complacent about eye wear. But eye injuries are painful and sometimes permanent, and all it takes is a momentary lapse."

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