To make mustard gas, take one(1) mustard...
Or how to get your company into the paper. Again.
Immediate that spring to mind:
Hipster gin makers
Workers at Sipsmith distillery were trying to make mustard flavoured gin
Presumably with mustard. Mustard gas doesn't have mustard in, it got the name from the colour and apparent odour of it.
Having advertised this company in the first couple of paragraphs, the bulk of the article is a segue on what mustard gas is.
[On mustard gas] It can also cause temporary blindness as well as effecting the digestive tract which results in abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever and vomiting.
Usual DM subeditorship. i.e. missing.
Mustard gas, also known as sulfur mustard, causes itching of the skin which leads to scratching and the victim being covered in large puss filled blisters.
And again. Here's a picture of a large puss:
This is some great ry. Well done.
Here's a picture of a large puss
Perhaps that's a picture of a normal size puss held by a rather small person.
To be fair to the article, it never said they accidentally made mustard gas using mustard. They may have been trying to synthesize the flavor/smell and accidentally arrived there.
Of course, if I were trying to make mustard flavored gin, I'd crack some mustard seeds and put them in gin.
To be fair to the article, it never said they accidentally made mustard gas using mustard.
Well they didn't mention the use of sulphur and chlorine either..
Just found another
“Four and half years ago in our Hammersmith site we added high street mustard powder to the distillation”, said Galsworthy.
The story, while being released over the weekend was about an incident years ago....
The Daily Fail still stands true to it's reputation¹. Nothing new here. Move along.
¹ I don't read that paper, but every time I heard of it it was because they ran a story that was not almost but entirely unlike reality.
And either the Daily Fail got pressured to take the article down, or the realized their mistake and decided to try to relieve some of the embarrassment, or @PJH mis-linked it
I think they took it down out of embarrasment...
You mean they're not immune to embarrassment after all?
This one wasemphasized text fairly egregious...
It's pretty hard to accidentally create mustard gas, considering the chemicals you need. I'm also pretty sure that sulfurdichloride (SCl2) is on the list of watched substances due to its status as a precursor to mustard gas.
Not exactly something you'll easily get.
Also, it's actually not a gas - the boiling point is at 216 °C.
Other papers sitting in the peanut gallery laughing at/quoting them:
http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2016/01/sipsmith-dispels-ridiculous-mustard-gas-story/ (the one from above.)
http://www.friynds.com/m/news/view/-n-Sipsmith-gin-makers-evacuated-distillery-after-accidentally-making-MUSTARD-GAS-n (apparent mirror of the article concerned, minus the clickbait in the right column. https://archive.is/jZ5Xb in case that one disappears as well)