Did you know that your stomach can dissolve razor blades?

According to a study carried out by researchers from the Department of Surgery, Meridia Huron and Hillcrest Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio, razor blades can be dissolved by the acid in your stomach if you (hopefully accidentally) ingest one.

They placed several razor blades and other metal objects in gastric juice and found that after 24 hours, the razor blade size had reduced by 63%!

This was an important development in terms of what actions physicians can take when facing a patient who has ingested similar objects.

The Science of Today

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow

–Edward Teller

Edward Teller was an American physicist who was instrumental in the creation of the hydrogen bomb. He earned the name ‘father of the hydrogen bomb’, although he would later claim he was not as involved as people thought he was.

This is covered in an interesting article in Scientific American called ‘The many tragedies of Edward Teller‘.