11 January 2011

Wake up... and smell the science

This sounds like the kind of thing that would have happened... if my best friend from the 70's had gone on to grad school...

Robert Mason, a material scientist, will show little clay pots from 12th century Middle East but he is not sure whether they were bongs or bombs.

In the show he took a replica pot to a head shop where an employee proved they could be used to smoke hash.
Which, of course, leads us to Part B of this little adventure...
He also did an experiment that proved they could be used as grenades. “This could be thrown at someone. It could take off the head of a dozen people standing around with shrapnel,” Mason said.
Uh... Dave's really not here, man.