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8 Responses to “Two very good dogs teach you chemistry”

  1. Norm Tedford says:

    The lesson to be learned here is that if you are of the canine persuasion, and you study chemistry, it will invariably destroy your eyesight.

  2. Chentzilla says:

    Shouldn’t the cation be, well, a cat?

  3. Nomen Nescio says:

    border collies. if you don’t keep them busy teaching chemistry, they’ll just get into trouble — you might find them doing chemistry, and if you’re lucky they’ll just cook up something explosive in the garage instead of something addictive they’ll sell on the street corners.

  4. Tom Leo says:

    What kind of dogs are these? I want one of each. Thanks.

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