Chemists torture Gummy Bears
I am still in the middle of writing my finals for the year so I haven’t had an opportunity to post anything in a while. I popped onto the internet an hour ago to answer a question which had been bugging me since Thursday when I went to the monthly pub quiz. The question asked us to name the most venomous (or poisonous – I can’t remember) insect. My team answered “bee”. The quizmaster only accepted scorpion … scorpion? … SCORPION?!?
No matter how much we protested that the scorpion is not an Insect but rather an Arachnid, the quizmaster would not be swayed. I went online to see if the bee actually was the most venomous insect and I was lead to Anne Marie’s Chemistry Blog at About.com where I learned that it was the harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex maricopa) which earned the title of most venomous insect.
But what I really wanted to tell you about is something else I found on Dr. Anne Marie Helmenstein’s blog … How to torture a Gummy Bear.