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Kids' chemistry sets now sold without chemicals


It turns out that kickball, tag and capture the flag aren't the only "risky" games for children.  Play chemistry sets -- a favorite childhood toy for nerds like me -- are now being sold without any chemicals.

The set, called Chemistry 60, is a set that includes “60 fun activities with no chemicals.” You’re presumably supposed to raid the kitchen for vinegar and baking soda. Instead of selling parents the tools they need to have a blast with their kids, this chemistry set is basically a cop out that says “We, the ostensible science educators, don’t want to be responsible if your little hellions kill each other.”

And so, today's bubble-wrapped status-quo for kids continues...

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