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Rotten Egg Gas Now Visible
2013-06-18 16:29:55

Watch the video "Chemical Lights Up Rotten Egg Gas In Body's Cells" Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Southern Methodist University in Dallas have devised a chemical probe that allows for the visualization of an important process in the human body, the generation of hydrogen sulfide. Best known for its role in producing the “rotten egg” smell associated with certain bodily processes, hydrogen sulfide is also very important for the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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