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Challenge #03108-H200: The Cratered Path of Progress

The only difference between “f* around and find out” and science is whether or not you write down your findings -- Anon Guest

Mishi checked his ears for blood. Okay. None there. That meant that there was an increased chance that the hearing loss was temporary. Next, he risked wiggling his fingers and toes. Nothing hurt too badly. Sitting up -carefully, of course- revealed that he was now some distance away from the smoulding ruins of his former workshop. Ow. Living hurt.

Patting his pockets, Mishi found the fireproof notebook[1] and the pencil hidden inside the dragonhide binding. One eye closed so he could focus, Mishi wrote, Saltpetre[2] and glycerine mixture results in an explosion similar to Fireball. Following some thought, he added, It is clearly beneficial to be experimenting in a tumbledown shack.

Indeed, if he had been working in the stone cellars of royalty, he might be an interesting stain associated with a cautionary tale by now. Mishi waited for the ringing and the double images to go away before paging back to the outline of the experiment. Finding a blank space, Mishi added, DANGEROUSLY UNSTABLE to the ingredients list and steps to prepare.

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Challenge #03034-H111: Obscured by Alchemy

There’s two types of people:

1- those that can extrapolate information from incomplete data -- Anon Guest

[AN: I love this but have to resist the urge to fill in the missing information. Thankyou, Nonny, for messing with my brain]

There are times in alchemy that the four elements are insufficient to explain what just happened. For instance, the metal of potash. Purging wood with fire, then soaking the char in water for a week, straining out the charcoal, and then

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