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My father (poor soul) bought me a chemistry set. I found like all kids did that you could get some amazing pungent smells if you burned sulfur. So one day, idiot that I am, I decide to get revenge on some of the kids that have been tormenting me. I get a bottle, possibly a perfume bottle, and fill it with the gas that's given off from burning sulfur. I have to tell you, just a small whiff of this clears your sinuses. So I go up to one of these kids and tell him that my mother just got this new perfume that he can have it if he wants -- and ask him to smell it. Go ahead, take a good whiff. He does, and its like a knife going up his nose.

I don't remember what happened next but I think I too saw stars.

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