Why is it that if you are using Super Glue to put two pieces of plastic back together you, at best, have a fifty-fifty chance of it working, BUT, if you happen to rinse out a bowl of not entirely eaten Cream of Wheat in the sink and possibly forget to rinse down every dish that was in the sink (Yes, there are always dishes in my sink when Ben is gone.) the is a 100% chance of discovering a new atomic bond?
Last weekend I made that proud discovery! Who new that there could be a transfer of electrons between a single grain of Cream of Wheat and ANYTHING it happened to land on. Most elements aren't so care free. If I remember right an element will only bond with another element if they BOTH have free valence electrons. Seems to me that Cream of Wheat is completely indiscriminate. Stainless Steel, Copper, Plastic, Glass, Wood, Enamel, and Melamine. All of these seem readily available for sharing precious electrons with Cream of Wheat. Even with out some sort of Catalyst like heat, cold, or chemicals. Don't worry, I have also discovered the way to un-bond the seemingly loving connection that Cream of Wheat has with EVERYTHING! Are you ready? HOT, soapy water and time. Oh and you still have to do a fair share of scrubbing. Make sure however, that you get all grains removed before putting dishes that have been bonded to into the dishwasher. If you don't the bond will be permanent and irreversible!
Consider yourself warned.
Can you tell I enjoyed Chemistry in high school?
Who remembers Mole Boats? Where did that nail go? And how come Mr. Birkenfeld never saw our amazing (should be) prize winning boat? Has anyone else been immediately disqualified like us?