> "Graham Shepherd" <muhero.nospam at globalnet.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:ab440o$pvg$1 at knossos.btinternet.com...> >
> > lamb <loes at chello.nl> wrote in message news:3CD45325.6E662C16 at chello.nl...> >
> > <snip>
> > >
> > > My very first task when I started in microbiology ...... fishing slides
> > out of a
> > > glass jar with alcohol and polishing them with a clean cotton cloth
> > .......
> > > Very depressing .......
> > > Loes
> > >
> > But it's fun when you pull one out with forceps, flame it and then forget
> > what you're doing and put it back in the jar....
> It wasn't fun for a woman in another dept who set fire to the jar
> and decided to carry it to the sink and managed to tip it all
> over herself
Or the one that melted a block of parrafin-wax over a gasflame.
It's one way of disinfecting your lab ......
Biological safety is always thought of, but people do strange things with
bunsen-burners and electricity.