It's estimated that at least half the nitrogen in the human body today comes from a synthetic ammonia plant. sciencemag.org/news/2018/…
Ancient romans used to sell their pee, to be turned into ammonia for a variety of uses. Vespasian imposed a tax on urine collection, and responding to those who found it disgusting, he coined the phrase "Pecunia non olet"(money doesn't stink) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pec…
Ancient Romans used urine as mouthwash. Urine contains ammonia, which is one of the best natural cleaning agents on the planet. pediatricdentalcare.com/b…
Ancient Romans used urine to whiten their teeth. When left out too long, urine decomposes into ammonia, which is a great cleaning product that takes out stains easily. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
High purity carbon dioxide is a byproduct of ammonia fertilizer production and is bought by Coca-Cola to carbonate their drinks. bbc.co.uk/news/business-4…
Cryovolcanoes are volcanoes that erupt water, ammonia, or methane. They don't exist on Earth, but they are present on colder planets and moons like Pluto and Ceres. nationalgeographic.org/ar…
Fritz Haber, the "father of chemical warfare," created the Haber-Bosch process of synthesizing ammonia for fertilizers used in over half of the global population's current food production. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
Gases produced from most foods are actually odorless. But certain foods result in the formation of sulfur-containing gases like hydrogen sulfide and ammonia, so when it builds up in the colon and eventually gets released, the result can carry a rotten egg-like odor. menshealth.com/health/a19…
In 2008, fossilized ink sacs we recovered from preserved remains of Belemnotheutis cephalopods. Mixed with ammonia solution, the team was able to return the ink to its liquid form and used the ~150 million year old ink to draw a replica of of the original illustration of Belemnotheutis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel…
Early refrigerating systems would use toxic substances like sulphur dioxide, ammonia and methyl chloride as coolants. Methyl chloride was also a gas used during WW1 youtu.be/SkXyCoUCeK0
Nobel winner in Medicine Julius Axelrod injured his left eye when an ammonia bottle in the lab exploded and wore an eyepatch for the rest of his life. He also made major contributions to the understanding of the pineal gland en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
Jupiter and Saturn are called "gas giants, while Uranus and Neptune are called "ice giants." Gas giants are made of mostly hydrogen and helium with small cores of rock and ice, while ice giants have thin outer shells of hydrogen and helium, with mantles of compressed, slushy water and ammonia. astronomy.com/magazine/as…
Taonius borealis is a species of deep sea glass squid found in the North Pacific Ocean. It is also called a cockatoo squid because of the angled position of its tentacles that resemble the tropical bird's crest. It has a mostly ammonia-filled body and it sometimes releases some for buoyancy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tao…
Jeffrey Wigand an American biochemist & former VP of R&D became a whistleblower & appeared on the CBS news program 60 minutes and stated that Brown & Williamson had intentionally manipulated its tobacco blend with chemicals such as ammonia to increase the effect of nicotine in cigarette smoke. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef…
Many types of non-carbon/water-based life can exist. For example: metal and oxygen based complex compounds, alternative solvents like ammonia, and dust and plasma-based life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyp…
The town of Blowout, Texas, got its name when lightning struck a cave and ignited thousands of tons of ammonia-rich bat shit inside it tshaonline.org/handbook/o…
Nitrogen trichloride, also known as trichloramine, is responsible for that common swimming pool smell. This yellow, oily, pungent-smelling and explosive liquid is most commonly encountered as a byproduct of chemical reactions between ammonia-derivatives and chlorine. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nit…
Wealthy ancient Romans would purchase Portuguese urine (believed to contain more ammonia than other urine) and use it as a mouthwash. Urine remained a popular ingredient in mouthwash until the 18th century. pediatricdentalcare.com/b…
Today I learned about the "Century Egg", a duck, chicken, or quail egg that is preserved in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several weeks to several months. This gives the yolk a dark black color and a strong flavor due to hydrogen sulfide and ammonia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cen…
American Spirit Cigarettes, despite claiming to be additive-free, add ammonia or urea to increase free-base nicotine absorption to 36 percent. forthepeople.com/class-ac…
Over 50% of the Nitrogen in our bodies originated from the Haber Process, which was invented in the early 1900's to synthetically create ammonia fertilizer from atmospheric Nitrogen and allowed the global population to grow from 1.6 to 7 billion people. ourworldindata.org/how-ma…
Ammonia is named after the Egyptian god Amun. Amun's worshipers used ammonium chloride in their rituals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amm…
Refining a 42 gallon barrel of crude oil yields 20gal gasoline, 7gal diesel, and 17gal of petroleum byproducts such as propane, ammonia and plastic material, totaling 44 gallons; a net gain of 2 gallons. investopedia.com/universi…
The word β€œvitamin” is an elision of β€œvital amine” in reference to a family of chemicals related to ammonia. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ami…
Fritz Haber, considered to be the "father of chemical warfare" for his invention, refinement, and use of Chlorine Gas during WWI also won a Nobel Prize for his synthesis of Ammonia, which allowed for massively improved farming and fed/feeds millions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fri…
The Romans Would Tax Your Urine because of its ammonia content. They found it to be a natural enemy of dirt and grease, valuable for laundering clothes and whitening teeth. news.nationalgeographic.c…
Before the modernization of laundry detergents, one of the bleaching chemicals used was urine, which would be left out to ferment into ammonia youtu.be/mXVat5ggTIA?t=35…
Romans used urine as mouthwash. Urine contains ammonia, which is one of the best natural cleaning agents on the planet. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Cyanide had no effect on Rasputin in the first murder attempt because cyanide sprinkled over cakes converted to harmless ammonia oxfordtoday.ox.ac.uk/feat…
HΓ‘karl: buried, fermented and dried Greenland shark - a traditional dish of Iceland. It is heavy in ammonia, giving it a putrid smell, and people who try it the first time often involuntarily trigger the gag reflex. Not for the faint of heart. worldatlas.com/articles/i…
In medieval times clothes were stored close to the toilet shaft, as the ammonia fumes would kill any fleas en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
Smelling salts don't work because of the smell, but rather because ammonia triggers an inhalation reflex, which wakes you up. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
When Einstein and his former student LeΓ³ SzilΓ‘rd read in a newspaper that a family was killed because of a faulty seal in their refrigerator (with toxic ammonia),they decided that they would invent a refrigerator without moving parts,hence no seals. This became the Einstein-Szilard refrigerator en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ein…
Scientist/Historian Vaclav Smil considers the Haber-Bosch method the most important technological innovation of the 20th century. It allowed Nitrogen to be pulled from air to create Ammonia, allowing Nitrogen Fertilizers. Without Nitrogen Fertilizers the earth could not sustain it's population. kundoc.com/pdf-nutrient-f…
Hartshorn, a leavening agent made from reindeer antlers, is used in traditional Norwegian cooking. Also called "horn salt", it is used specifically for thin baked goods (like cookies) or else the ammonia won't cook out completely, giving it an unpleasant aftertaste. en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Coo…
The carbon dioxide that makes the bubbles in beer and soda is a byproduct of ammonia used during the process of making fertilizer. money.cnn.com/2018/06/27/…
Japan meat labels show changing colors based on the level of ammonia the food emits as it ages. After it has passed its expiration date the barcode is no longer readable, making it impossible to sell. swiss-miss.com/2009/08/th…
In WWI Canadian soldiers used urine-soaked cloths as primitive respirators against chemical attacks. The ammonia in urine would react with the chlorine, neutralizing it, and that the water would dissolve the chlorine, allowing the soldiers to breathe through the gas. bbc.com/news/uk-england-o…
80% of nitrogen in human tissue today comes from the Haber Process which uses atmospheric nitrogen to make ammonia for fertilizer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hab…
Ancient Romans used ammonia from urine to wash togas in a manner simillar to modern day dry cleaning, and the collection of urine was taxed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dry…
Ancient Romans used urine to clean and whiten their teeth. It actually worked due to the ammonia content in the urine acting as a whitening agent. smithsonianmag.com/scienc…
The first use of poison gas in modern warfare was the chlorine gas attack by Germany on April 22, 1915 at the Second Battle of Ypres, Belgium. Its developer, chemist Fritz Haber, was Jewish and received the 1918 Nobel Prize for chemistry for the synthesis of ammonia from its elements. mhhv.org.au/?p=821
There is a blue lagoon in Buxton, England, which has a similar pH level to ammonia and bleach youtube.com/watch?v=wVBZL…
Our tonsils can have stones. They occur when food trapped in the crevices of our tonsils gets decomposed by bacteria that excrete calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, ammonia and carbonate that later solidifies. They are the leading cause of chronic halitosis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
The interior of Uranus contains a hot, dense fluid made up mostly of water, ammonia, and other substances. universetoday.com/18870/w…
The crew of the ISS thought there was an ammonia leak on board, which turned out to be a faulty sensor fixed by turning computers off and back on again. nbcnews.com/science/space…
Ammonia can be used to fuel internal combustion engines with (relatively) simple and cheap modifications, can be produced with renewable resources, and combusts far more cleanly than ordinary gasoline. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amm…
The bleach smell in the air at public swimming pools is caused by the chlorine reacting with human urine. The chlorine gas it releases, the same gas released when mixing bleach and ammonia, is dangerous and chronic exposure can cause atopic asthma. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sod…
Fertilizer made from ammonia formed by the Haber process (N2 + 3 H2 β†’ 2 NH3), developed by Fritz Haber is responsible for sustaining 1/3 of the Earth's population. It is estimated that half of the protein within human beings is made of nitrogen that was originally fixed by this process en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hab…
In the 1990s the Phoenix Memorial Hospital abused children from 10-12 with aversion therapy to "cure" them, because they were considered to be "dangerous sex offenders". They had to inhale ammonia if they got an erection from nude pictures. ethicaltreatment.org/ariz…

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