me: "yeah i'm cleaning out the stuff that leaked from the batteries i left in it too long"
dad: "watch out, that's acid"
me: "these are alkaline batteries, so they will have leaked potassium hydroxide, which is a base"
dad: "you officially know more about this than me, have fun"
@monorail i've settled for the universal nomenclature of "danger goop"
@monorail except bases can be harmful if it's too strong IIRC
@l4p1n oh yeah for sure
@monorail this is my favorite post on this webbed site
@monorail a wise and big glaceon
And outside of the batteries it turns slowly into potassium carbonate which is even less harmful
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