A Scientist Spilled 2 Drops Organic Mercury On Her Hand. This Is What Happened To Her Brain.

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Chubbyemu : Happy Medical Monday (which isn’t every Monday, and sometimes isn’t on Monday, but I try my best) 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️🚑 PS Why do people in these videos have 2 letter initials for names? It’s a didactic tradition in presenting case reports. It lightly de-identifies the patient while upholding their humanity. They are, and will always be, more than just “the patient.” Thanks for watching :)

Techtastisch | Experimente und Lifehacks : Thats a very sad story :(

The English Gentleman : That's enough internet for one night

Alice Heisnam : When you realize you're just a brain controlling a body

Slices of SIB : So the gloves are no use??

Bradon Hoover : Okay, don't touch anything, ever. That's what I've learned.

MGlBlaze : This is why you hear stories of scientists (chemists specifically, I imagine) that absolutely refuse to work with organic mercury compounds. It's profoundly nasty stuff - I knew that much. I hadn't known exactly what it does once it does get absorbed in to the body, though. And I didn't appreciate how dense mercury was in dimethylmercury. Her death did serve to shore up safety regulations at least, though losing someone so brilliant and knowledgeable is never a good thing. Your videos are absolutely fascinating.

Teodora Tudurache : Ok. YouTube has been recommending this video to me for almost a year now. You win. Are you happy now?

ディアスジェレミー : A man watched a total of ten hours straight of "Pewdiepie vs T Series live subcount". ... *_This, is what happened to his brain._*

Miley onDisney : KW was Karen Wetterhahn (October 16, 1948 – June 8, 1997). She was an American professor of chemistry at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, who specialized in toxic metal exposure.

Banana Nana : The way the narrator talks reminds me of how Jughead talks when narrating in Riverdale. 😂

Josefine Heyn : The security measures of today are written in blood

Ulquiorra Cifer : Me: (sees title) please tell me she got superpowers, please tell me she got superpowers (watches video) Dammit!

Omega Tachi : Next: A kid played fortnite, here is how his brain shutdown

Al Perrin : Excellent explanation of a very convoluted medical situation in a logical and easy to understand way. Thank-you.

The Last Knight : Damn this guy is wicked smart

sciencelearnremember : God i came for the science and left human and crying

Megar_ Potato : I absolutely love how the titles are like the perfect example of a clickbait video, and you watch the videos and it's exactly what the title says.

Bobbie Moss : I knew a lady who fell asleep with a glass thermometer that broke in her mouth. She came into our jewelry store because all her gold jewelry that she was wearing seemed to be disintegrating. Her bracelet, necklace, etc. My boss asked questions - yes, headaches, weight loss, no sleeping. He asked her if she had been around mercury and she told him what happened with the thermometer. He told her to go to the emergency room right away. I never did find out what happened.

Buffalo : I remember my my science teacher in school some getting a petri dish of regular Mercury and deliberately poring some on the back of her hand and when we asked "won't that make you go crazy or something?" she replied "Would you even be able to tell the difference?" It wasn't the organic type like in this video though.

Anchor Bait : This was probably the scariest thing I have seen all year

Jillian K : My hand writing just always look like that 1:59

MLGNOOB312 pro : So I shouldn’t keep drinking it?

Scott Maday : To think this substance was actually a candidate for rocket fuel.

robert100omg : This dude got all the lights on

NurdRage : organomercury compounds of one of the few things i refuse to work with for exactly this reason. Keep up the good work. Awesome video

Vince J : So what's the point of wearing gloves if they don't work?

Miley onDisney : I'm an old man. When I was about 8 or 9, I was at a school science fair and there was a display that had a small bottle of mercury on the table. I swiped it. Got it home and played with it a bit. Don't remember at all what I did with it, but chances are pretty good that I would have touched it with my bare hands. It was pretty neat stuff, but apparently not the same kind this poor woman handled. I can think of plenty of narrow escapes I've had with life. Like the time getting drunk saved my life - I couldn't make it for the trip to Pike's Peak because I was so hung over, so someone else took my place as a counselor for all the troubles teens. Three counselors and 11 teens fell to their deaths. Life is full of stories like that.

Protiti Khan : And this is why you report all chemical spills and exposures to your lab manager, no matter how small or insignificant you think it is. I should make this mandatory watching for my lab.

Jm Cresencio : the only problem was that Dimethyl mercury is a chemical that has the acute toxicity symbol; which literally means that going above the lethal dosage of the chemical, no matter what value, will kill you. Unlike irritants which can have curable diseases if ever you go beyond the lethal dosage, acute toxins, on the other hand, will GIVE YOU CERTAIN DEATH... With this definition, it's not surprising that that's what happened to her. It's the sad truth but that's why chemicals classified as acute toxins should be handled with EXTREME CARE(and with that, I mean you shouldn't come into contact, directly or indirectly, with these chemicals as much as possible) no matter what

BigBrotherMateyka : Heartbreaking story, but listening to you narrate with your knowledge, depth, and clarity is enlightening and fascinating. I could never hope to be as intelligent.

Dustin Platt : 2:25 *ITS OVER 4000* ... Micro grams per liter... damn. That sucks

Oͥmeͣgͫa : Deadass dont understand how this is sad to some people

Krystaleyezd : Why am I watching this 😟

Rectum Ralph : Back when I was a kid and had to go to the dentist, the dentist would spray a couple drops of mercury in a cup so I could take it home and play with it. Times have changed! Btw, it tasted good.

Stelios Toulis : this should be at trending

Alex Patterson : This video had me uneasy the entire time

Jo Woo : wow, your smart. very well articulated, and broke it down very well. Thanks

Lari Kipe : Oh, the poor lamb, I feel such compassion for her and her family. How ghastly. May she RIP. And you, my friend, are a scholar and a gentleman.

Jay Ross : Wow.. Very well put together. Literally jaw-dropping.. I was very eager to see where the story went. Great presentation.

Harkz0r : I don't always say such things on videos, as it seems a bit disingenuous and hyperbolic, but what a truly awful thing to happen, and no doubt heartbreaking for her nearest and dearest. By the time I was 3 minutes in I could already have guessed how the story would end. But hearing her foreknowledge of her own death and taking advantage of that period to inform others was truly moving. Dimethylmercury, what a terrible compound.

Nina : If I’m not wrong, it has to do with the fact that mercury, when exposed to proteins that help neuronal cell growth, binds to those proteins and disassembles them, and therefore just leaves the neuron to degenerate

Cheesey Fries : It’s like clickbait but actually worth clicking

The Rockstar Gamer : Now imagine somebody accidentally drinking organic mercury.

BastiHD28 : Your body movements and mimics are making me wanna puke...But I Mean otherly the video was pretty good

XWolven : This could have been an episode of HOUSE.

Resko : Man counts to 100000 , this is what happened to his brain and channel

Richard Feng : man drinks beer in south korea. This is what happened to justin beiber's shoe

Aliex Simth : Thanks for the video teaching. In that particular day, was there any possibility that she had chances, other than just spilled OM on her hand, for taking such a great amount of Mercury?

Ali Baba : So she had 4000mg = 4gramms in her blood per liter... Assuming she has 4 Liter of blood that would be a total of 16gramms... And you are talking about 1.2 gramm? Also it is questionable that she could absorb 16gramms only through her hand... ???