A civil war mystery solved - soldiers with glowing wounds

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  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Why Some Civil War Soldiers Glowed in the Dark - Mental Floss
     
  2. TFW10

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    That's interesting, I don't know much about the Civil War but the "glowing" wounds of soldiers kinda kept them alive because of bacteria.
     
  3. Aernaroth

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    When I read the title of the article I was thinking "oh, it must have been radium or phosphorus in the gunpowder or something" but the actual explanation is way, way cooler.
     
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    Glow-in-the-dark GI Joes -- with Kung-Fu Grip!
     
  5. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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  6. AnithaPrime

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    Hm interesting, that's some pretty awesome bacteria.
     
  7. grimlock1972

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    Same here and I must agree you completely. It is very cool.
     
  8. Ravenxl7

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    That's actually really cool. I'll have to print that out for my dad, who's a rather big history buff (especially with civil war era stuff).
     
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    At last, we see the light. Nature is astounding.
     
  10. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout Anthony Hopkins with a submachine gun. 'Nuff said!

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    Funny how something is neat, which apparently is over a decade old (the story in the link, not the whole Civil War), only NOW reaches publication.

    You would think that something like this would have gotten a little more attention.
     
  11. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Now that is awesome!
     
  12. Rewind Eject

    Rewind Eject Just a nerd with delusions of writerdom

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    :lol  Yeah, this. Just when you think you get how it works, it pulls off a great twist.
     
  13. KA

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    Cool that a buncha kids initiated this finding. Definitely better off than posting dumb threads on dumbstep or summat.

    I still think it was angels tho. Fuck you science!

    Nice to see a DC science post tho. Im almost expecting a drippy homebrew post anytime soon.
     
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    That is officially awesome.
     
  15. Pravus Prime

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    I figured it was a bacteria, but the acual mechanics of it are very neat.
     
  16. Murasame

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    Wow, that's cool! Didn't expect anything like this.
     
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    Rubbish I'm afraid. Everybody knows its the healthy glow of radiation that gives super powers. Stan Lee taught me that.
     
  18. Riltht

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    I was thinking the same thing. This is pretty cool! :D 
     
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    so they were the first super soldiers?
     
  20. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I knew maggots could help clean up dead tissue, but glowy bacteria must look so much better. Sucks that you'd have to be hypothermic to um, enjoy that though.
     

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