I broke a promise. I said I would start up lab quotes again in the spring. Well, here we are finishing our 6th week of class and I haven't delivered. Here are my excuses-
1. I haven't spent as much time around the students this semester
2. When I have been in the lab, I haven't witnessed too many funny things
3. The funny things I have seen have already been blogged about
So while I'm obviously not going to be able to post every week, I promise to post whenever I get some good material. Like today!
Lab Boy: "I know propyl means it has 3 carbons, and butyl means it has 4 carbons, but how do they look different?"
Lab Girl sees me carrying a large container of acid into the lab to refill their supply: "Dude! Did you see that huge jug of acid!?! I could, like, smell it way over here."
Me thinking: It wasn't nearly that exciting and no, you could not smell it. I don't want to know what you were actually smelling.
And this is a repeat, but it still cracks me up every time. 2 groups of students were trying to use their thermometers while they were still in the cases, and 1 group had theirs upside down. Somehow their experiment just didn't work as expected!
In other lab related news, our mascot is getting old. On top of a graying face and balding belly, Titus now has arthritis. His new nickname is Arthritis Titus. Poor pup!