Re: UK Fuel crisis

From:"P. Emry" <emry@u.washington.edu> (by way of histonet)

Ya, but everyone who drove behind him got leukemia.
(An Old theory..maybe just lung cancer.)

This is the first UK problem I have heard of that couldn't be solved with
a good strong cup-a.  Hondas anyone?  Hard to think of the Royal Family
car-pooling.  Hitching with the US Airforce?

Trisha
Seattle

On Wed, 13 Sep 2000, Bryan Llewellyn wrote:

> When I was a student in the early 60's, the head of the bacteriology lab
> used benzene in his car when he ran out of petrol one day.  It got him to
> the petrol station with lots of black smoke and intense coughing by the
> engine.  Required a major service as well, I recall.  He was inordinately
> proud of the accomplishment for some reason.
>
> Bryan Llewellyn
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard Pitman" <Richard.Pitman@wri-tr.wmids.nhs.uk>
> To: <histonet@pathology.swmed.edu>
> Sent: September 13, 2000 8:23 AM
> Subject: UK Fuel crisis
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> The petrol (gas) stations have run dry in Britain, due to industrial action.
> We'd be grateful if you Statesiders could e-mail us a few gallons of virtual
> petrol !
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> Failing that, I have plenty of xylol here, also ethanol. Plus a few litres
> of methanol, toluene, acetone, and perhaps even some benzene. What are the
> chances that my CB600F would run on a blend of this stuff ?     ;-)
>
> Richard
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