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What is your favorite breathable atmospheric gas?

 
 
Reply Sat 4 Sep, 2010 12:16 am
http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/art/fflp00821a.gif
Nitrogen (N2) 78.084%
Oxygen (O2) 20.946%
Argon (Ar) 0.934%
Carbon dioxide (CO2) 0.0383 %
Neon (Ne) 0.001818 %
Helium (He) 0.000524 %
Methane (CH4) 0.0001745 %
Krypton (Kr) 0.000114%
Hydrogen (H2) 0.000055 %
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 4 Sep, 2010 12:31 am
@tsarstepan,
Carbon dioxide, of course. Especially the 2% of the 0.0383 % that's attributed to our own activities. Arrogance, I suppose.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 4 Sep, 2010 12:38 am
@roger,
I bet you're just a fair weather fan of carbon dioxide!
http://i52.tinypic.com/fene3c.jpg
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 4 Sep, 2010 01:07 am
@tsarstepan,
Hey, I just took a good look at the chart. Who knew that argon would turn out to be more common that co2. So much for "Noble" gases, huh?
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 4 Sep, 2010 01:18 am
@roger,
Let's gang up against that so called chivalrous gas that is Sir Argon! Teach him some manners for not holding the atmospheric door open for the gases beneath him!
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BillRM
 
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Reply Sat 4 Sep, 2010 01:34 am
@tsarstepan,
N2O only make up .0000003 percent of the atmosphere however, good old laughing gas is useful in making cars run faster and of course making us laugh.

Sadly one of my former co-workers open a bottle of N20 in his van at a Burger King parking lot in order to get high one Friday on his way home and reach at least hopefully heaven still laughing.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 4 Sep, 2010 02:16 am
@BillRM,
Did he crash, or did he forget to breathe? Nitrous doesn't stimulate the breathing response without co2, and the bottled stuff needs to be mixed with oxygen.
BillRM
 
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Reply Sat 4 Sep, 2010 02:26 am
@roger,
The gas replace enough of the O2 in his van that he died as a result.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 4 Sep, 2010 11:58 am
@tsarstepan,
I still haven't given out a ribbon. Any takers? First person to reply to this post with an atmospheric gas haiku gets it. Surprised
Sentience
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Reply Tue 7 Sep, 2010 12:08 pm
@tsarstepan,
Nitrogen is dull,
But when in a liquid state,
It is really damn cool.

It even had a pun.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 7 Sep, 2010 03:58 pm
@Sentience,
Give the guy a well deserved ribbon for his work of poetry! Very Happy
roger
 
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Reply Tue 7 Sep, 2010 04:24 pm
@tsarstepan,
But. . . but, he didn't answer the question.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Tue 7 Sep, 2010 04:46 pm
I like helium
periodic number two
makes my voice squeaky
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 7 Sep, 2010 04:56 pm
@Ceili,
A solid bit of geeky poetry Ceili! Very Happy
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 8 Sep, 2010 05:27 am
@tsarstepan,
Well, nitro-burning
funny cars can't be without
nitrogen, my fave
farmerman
 
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Reply Wed 8 Sep, 2010 05:54 am
@jespah,
helium is nice
mixed with enough oxygen
we sound like chipmunks
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 8 Sep, 2010 11:11 am
@farmerman,
Too much helium
and not enough oxygen
makes a fool sleepy.
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