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Saturday, 22 March 2014


The chemical name for caffeine is 1,3,7-trimethylzantihine.

Chocolate contains a chemical theobromine, which is poisonous to dogs.

Natural gas does not have any odor. In order to detect a gas leak, some gas companies add a chemical that smells similar like rotten eggs.

The chemical pectin, found in ripe fruit, causes jam to set when cooling.

The chemical thioacetone is so pungent that when a small amount (test tube amount) was accidentally released in 1889, people started vomiting, suffered nausea and even unconsciousness up to 750 metres (0.47 miles) away.

The chemical composition of tears depends on the emotion you’re feeling when you cry them.

Tobacco contains over 50 chemicals that can cause cancer.

Azidoazide azide is the most explosive chemical in the world; even letting it sit undisturbed will cause it to explode.

More chemical elements have been discovered in Britain than in any other country.

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