Subscribe to the OSS Weekly Newsletter!

sulphur

The King of Fruits Needs a Deodorant

21 May 2021

“Your breath will smell as if you’d been French-kissing your dead grandmother.” Anthony Bourdain, chef, journalist, travel documentarian certainly had a way with words. Here he was describing the...

It's Egg Time!

2 Apr 2021

No, Paul Newman did not really eat fifty eggs in an hour in the 1967 film classic, Cool Hand Luke. But that would hardly be a challenge for Joey Chestnut, the world’s best-known competitive eater....

There’s a condition that can cause human blood to turn green

22 Nov 2019

If you have clear blood you may be a brachiopod, if you have blue blood you may be an octopus (or just a rich human), but if you have green blood you may have sulfhemoglobinemia.

The Most Important Industrial Chemical in the World…and a Lesson Learned

3 Jul 2018

The thick liquid used to be called "oil of vitriol," since it was originally made by the distillation of "green vitriol," or iron sulfate as we know it today.  It was so corrosive and nasty that...

Back to top