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Chemistry,funny,pee,science,pool
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We've all heard it a zillion times: don't pee in the pool. But why?

Urine contains uric acid, which, when in contact with chlorine, creates cyanogen chloride and trichloramine. These chemicals are bad for your lungs and can cause irritation, especially in indoor pools. So, for the greater good of us all, only pee where other living things pee (ocean: check, forest: check, etc.)!
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NASA engineer and physicist Harold White announced a few years ago that he was working on a potentially groundbreaking idea that could allow space travel faster than the speed of light. Yes, like in "Star Trek."

And now, to boldly go where no designer has gone before, Mark Rademaker — who is collaborating with White — has created a CGI design concept for the "warp ship." They're calling it the IXS Enterprise.

"We wanted to have a decent image of a theory conforming Warp ship to motivate young people to pursue a STEM career," Rademaker said in an e-mail interview. "It does have some Sci-Fi features that might never transfer to a possible final design, unless we really want to."
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