Re: Radioactive decay and long-term preservation

S.J. Van Sickle (
Thu, 21 Oct 1999 09:00:16 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 20 Oct 1999, Spike Jones wrote:

> As a side advantage, think of the great gags we could play on our buddies
> that work down at the carbon dating place: clip off one of your fingernails,
> ask her to date it for you, to calibrate her equipment. She would go nuts
> trying to figure out why your fingernail appears to be 10s or 100s of thousands
> of years old. {8^D spike

Hehehehehe... almost worth doing just for that. You know, there is off-the-shelf equipment for burning natural gas or propane to increase CO2 levels in greenhouses already, very popular amongst growers of a certian medicinal herb which will remain nameless. Shouldn't be too hard...