Funny What You Find

For our honeymoon, my wife and I went on a road trip around Iceland, I’ve written quite a lot about it, but I was going back through some of my RAW files and found this:

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This significance of this is that while I work as a scientist, my specialism is chemistry and studied chemistry at university for 8 years, so is an immensely important subject to me. The extraordinary thing is not that while in Iceland I found a sticker advertising a chemistry publication of some kind, but rather more where I found it…

In the middle of what I can only describe as a desert that had been exposed by a retreating glacier, there was a large steel girder-type monolith by the side of the road

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The chemistry sticker was on one side of this construction, and not even the side visible from the road.

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It was, for me at least as a chemist, the most unusual and obscure thing to discover on what was already a tremendously odd thing in the middle of a huge empty open space that we have been driving through for hours.

 

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