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July 06, 2011

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Anna

Quinine is naturally fluorescent? Tonight I’m doing science!

Simen Thoresen

Thank you, David.
Mankind will soon take another great step.
I'm hoping for next weekend, provided I get the bulbs...

-S

mlrosty

But will it still be fizzy?

Ted S., Catskills, NY

I have to say that when I see "luminous" combined with an alcoholic drink, I think of the "luminous toxin" that was put into the main character's drink in D.O.A.:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042369/

David Gillies

I have a UV torch. It's amazing the things that fluoresce. Anything that's been washed in detergent glows brilliantly because of the optical brighteners (they downshift UV to blue). The ink from highlighter pens, which use the same idea, is eerie.

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