Saturday, 22 October 2016

Tappaako Tallium - myrkky?

Uusimmassa James Bond -elokuvassa ”007 SPECTRE” (2015) Mr. White (Jesper Christensen) sairastuu tallium­myrkytyksestä niin pahasti, että hän tekee itsemurhan. Miten voimakas myrkky tallium on todellisuudessa?

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Tallium on kavala alkuaine, joka tunkeutuu kehoon ikään kuin se olisi vaaratonta kivennäisainetta.
Jos et huomaa sitä ajoissa ja saa nopeasti vastalääkettä, tallium tappaa sinut.
Tal­liumin kemialliset reaktiot ovat osittain samankaltaiset kuin vaarattomalla kaliumilla.
Siksi elimistö ei välttämättä tunnista talliumia vaan päästää sen soluihin siinä luulossa, että se on hyödyllinen kivennäisaine.
Soluihin päästyään tallium muun muassa vahingoittaa proteiineja ja sotkee elintärkeät mekanismit.
Noin gramman annos talliumia on ihmiselle tappava. Oireet ilmenevät muutamassa päivässä. Ensin uhrille tulee vain lievää pahoinvointia ja ripulia, mutta paria päivää myöhemmin hermosto alkaa rappeutua.
Silloin syntyy kouristuksia, kovia kipuja ja tunnottomuutta ja psyyke häiriintyy. Hiukset lähtevät 2–3 viikossa, ja lopulta sydän pysähtyy.
Lähde: Tieteen Kuvalehti

Friday, 21 October 2016

007 Event: Hoth-Con 2016 (26-27 November 2016)

WhatHoth-Con 2016
WhereKulttuuriareena Gloria, Pieni Roobertinkatu 12, Helsinki, Finland
When: 26-27 November 2016
Presale tickets:
20€ (Sat), 15€ (Sun),
30€ (2 days)
Kids 4€ (<16years)

Welcome to Finland all Star Wars and James Bond fans!

Special Bond star appearance:

Jeremy Bulloch as "Smithers" in Octopussy" (1983)
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Jeremy Bulloch
HMS Ranger Crewman (uncredited) in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Smithers (uncredited) in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981)
Smithers in "Octopussy" (1983)

Other stars for example:

Timo Vuorensola (Director of "Iron Sky")

Thursday, 20 October 2016

007 Drink: Double Johnny Walker whiskey

Drink: Double Johnny Walker whiskey
Bond book appearance: The Facts of Death (1998)
Experience of 007 Travelers: @ home

"Two hours later, Bond saw a small bar called the Watering Hole off the road to the right. A sign on the door warned, "Don't Mess with Texas." He stumbled inside and surveyed the place. A saloon would have been a more appropriate description, as it was full of an odd mixture of cowboys and long-haired biker types. The jukebox was blaring one of George Jones's more famous beer-drinking songs at an extraordinary volume. Everyone stopped what they were doing and looked at Bond. A pool player in the middle of a shot scratched the table as he looked up and saw the battered figure in the doorway.
Bond ignored them all and went straight to the bar. 
"Whiskey," he ordered. "A double."
The bartender didn't say a word and poured him two glasses of Johnny Walker. "Have a double double, mister. What the hell happened to you? 
"Nothing much," he replied. "Just fell off a cliff."

Raymond Benson: "The Facts of Death" (2000)

See more 007 DRINKS here

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

007 Food: Traditional dhal bhat, a lentil soup over rice

Food: Traditional dhal bhat, a lentil soup over rice
Bond book appearanceHigh Time to Kill
Experience of 007 Travelers: Self-made

"Sunset came and dinner was served on a low table inside the lodge. The food was a traditional dhal bhat, a lenti soup over rice. A few vegetables, or sabji, were served with cumin, garlic and ginger. Hot tea accompanied the meal. By the time they had finished, Bond and Chandra were ready to turn in, the altitude and food having had a soporific effect on them. Bond unrolled his Marmot Col sleeping bag, which wasn't as warm as the more popular Cwm, but was lighter and more versatile at altitude. The wooden floor was hard, but at least there was the luxury of having a roof over their heads."

Raymond Benson: "High Time to Kill" (1999)

Lentil soup

Dhal bhat

Ingredients of Lentil soup

Ingredients of Dhal bhat

See more 007 FOODS here

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Goldfinger's ejector seat stunt - is it possible?

Leading scientists and engineers have studied stunts in James Bond films.

Goldfinger's (Gert Fröbe) henchman has a gun to Bond's (Sean Connery) head as 007 drives his Aston Martin. Bond flicks the ejector seat switch on his gear stick and the hapless villain shoots out of the roof, leaving Bond free to make his escape.

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Andrew Martin, business development manager at Martin Baker, a company that makes ejector seats for aircraft, says that it would be possible to put an ejector seat into a car, but to do so Bond would need to replace his sports car with a big 4×4 vehicle.
'You need enough height in the cabin to integrate the ejector seat,' he says. 'In an aeroplane, the pilot doesn't fly with their helmet touching the roof.'
Martin adds that in a sports car seat, the driver and passenger lean back with their knees up, rather than sitting upright in the seat, which is required for ejection.
'After Bond pressed the button, it would take only one second before the passenger was no longer in the car,' he says. Therefore Bond wouldn't need to worry about alerting his gun-wielding assailant to his plans halfway through the manoeuvre.
He adds: 'There would be no difference in the shape of the seat. Maybe the passenger would wonder why his seat was hard plastic rather than Bond's nice leather driver's seat, but there would be no other clues as to what was underneath him.'

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Martin does say, however, that Bond would need some sort of protection between him and the passenger, otherwise he'd get a nasty burn when the rocket-propelled ejector seat took off.

Source: James Bond 007: 7 Bond stunts - E & T Magazine

Goldfinger's ejector seat stunt: IMPOSSIBLE