I’ve kind of been ignoring the blog lately…my life has gotten busy, although I’ve still found time to enter CBC’s lolnano contest.
I finally became a member of the ACS! The accompanying C&EN subscription brings my number of magazine subscriptions in the past two months up to two (Runner’s World being the other). When you start getting your own magazine subscriptions, you know you’re getting old…unless, of course, that magazine is Nintendo Power.
Now for some chemistry…sort of. I was looking up selenium sulphide for some shampoo research and came across this tidbit from Wikipedia:
“In the 2001 film Evolution, selenium sulphide, as the active ingredient in Head & Shoulders anti-dandruff shampoo (It should be noted that Head & Shoulders actually uses zinc pyrithione and only uses selenium sulphide on its intensive treatment formula), is used to fight the alien menace, on the faulty logic that because arsenic is poisonous to carbon-based humans, selenium must be poisonous to the nitrogen-based aliens, due to their respective positions in the periodic table. However, selenium itself is toxic to humans.”
Not a bad idea. Hell, we could make millions selling the aliens phosphorus transistors, silicon foil, zinc wire, and magnesium argon salt…oh wait…
Love the Hollywood chemistry plug though.