Hahaha… so while I’m actually supposed to be doing my biochem work at this late hour (which I of course have not started yet and need to submit tomorrow), I have wandered the internet and found a most spectacular piece of history!
haha, just kidding.. It was just something interesting I found in Wikipedia. So here it is:
During World War I, the Germans experimented with numerous poisonous gases for use during war. After the first German chlorine gas attacks, Allied troops were supplied with masks of cotton pads that had been soaked in urine. It was believed that the ammonia in the pad neutralized the chlorine. These pads were held over the face until the soldiers could escape from the poisonous fumes, although it is now known that chlorine gas reacts with urine to produce toxic fumes.
Poor chaps, eh?
I will definately post more ‘spectacular’ discoveries, in my endeavour to educate mankind! hahaha