I knew an old lady who swallowed a fly


I went in lab today and didn’t put on a lab coat like some sort of cool edgy wannabe chemist. Well, I got mineral oil on a relatively nice shirt, so I then did the logical thing and got acetone to try to get the mineral oil out. That didn’t work, and the acetone left a stain of its own, so I then chased it with n-hexane which left a stain independent of both the mineral oil and acetone, so I now have three stains on my shirt.

In my defense, the hexane did get most of the mineral oil out. Now I have to wash or maybe dry clean this shirt. And also buy an iron.


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