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Date: 05/02/13 04:43 PM

14 Responses to Because You Asked: Pepto-Bismol Blow-Torched!

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 2, 2013 at 4:45 pm
    Link: Because You Asked: Pepto-Bismol Blow-Torched! - For Fancylad: Blow-torching Pepto-Bismol. It can be done!
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    InTheNameOf Male 30-39
    335 posts
    May 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm
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    kevil99 Male 30-39
    6 posts
    May 2, 2013 at 5:25 pm
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3679 posts
    May 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm
    who would think to do this?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14462 posts
    May 2, 2013 at 5:53 pm
    waste of a minute
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    tuxkamen Male 30-39
    82 posts
    May 2, 2013 at 6:00 pm
    that`s not pepto, that`s a cheap knockoff!
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3080 posts
    May 2, 2013 at 9:25 pm
    This is just like that filtering Cola post: oh! You got rid of all the ingredients leaving a few! Wow!
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    comp_wizard Male 18-29
    194 posts
    May 2, 2013 at 10:24 pm
    Well, we`ve seen the Pepto burning mentioned in this post). So now for the science nerd explanation: we started with bismuth subsalicylate, which is pretty much a mixture of bismuth and carbon. The expected complete combustion products are bismuth trioxide and carbon dioxide. However, pooled in a spoon like in this video, there`s not enough oxygen getting to the burning Pepto. In this case, the oxygen attaches preferentially to the carbon, leaving some bismuth metal. We can tell that we didn`t get the oxide, because that would be yellow-colored.
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5880 posts
    May 3, 2013 at 2:10 am
    Vertical phone again.
    Vertical phone again.
    Vertical phone again.
    Vertical phone again.
    Brought to you from the land of minimal memory-span.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    May 3, 2013 at 2:36 am
    Can you imagine if Hollywood widescreen blockbusters were filmed and shown vertically?

    The movie industry would die within weeks.

    Who are the mindless morons that keep doing this idiocy?
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    Beaux66 Male 40-49
    51 posts
    May 3, 2013 at 4:58 am
    "Blow torch" isn`t a verb.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1794 posts
    May 3, 2013 at 6:06 am
    Ohh grammar Nazi.

    Actually "torch" is a verb. To set on fire.
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    May 3, 2013 at 9:20 am
    Did they run out of heroin?
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    Shinymetal Male 18-29
    171 posts
    May 4, 2013 at 2:23 am
    "you mean to tell me that video I watched of someone using a blow torch on pepto COULD have been widescreen? What an inconsiderate Prlck!"

    complaining about vertical videos makes you a jaded asshat. Why dont you get to the root of the problem and complain to cell phone manufacturers for making it an option. Wait that might be TOO productive for some of you.

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