You know....I think you need to find something better to do with your spare time. Where do you find these things???? Although I guess the word "Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis"might someday be useful, in case I rely too much on identifying rocks and minerals by inhaling them. Seriously, though, I had to learn not to use sense of smell, and even be careful with skin exposure, when it comes to minerals containing arsenic compounds or sediments that contain benzene (common in my work). On a related note: When I used to take my (nontoxic) rock collections to schools, the kids would always try to lick the halite (rock salt), then pass it to the next kid, who would do the same. Eewww.
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