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Dr. Gilleo
Mysteries of Science by Dr. Ken Gilleo
Dr. Gilleo is a chemist, inventor and general problem solver. Ken has been tracking industrial forensics and collecting case histories for decades. These cases are taken from the vast world of industry and commercial enterprise.

Check out Dr. Gilleo's eBook, 100 Mysteries Solved by Science. We hope you enjoy these case histories. You need not be an engineer or scientist to understand the problems and appreciate the solutions.
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The Technician with the Hot Pockets
The Technician with the Hot Pockets
A technician at a powder coating plant suddenly ran for the fire extinguisher. He shoved the nozzle in his pocket and pulled the trigger. Why?
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Mysterious Flickering Lights
Mysterious Flickering Lights
Main Street's neon lights would flicker off and on but always after midnight. What was causing these mystery lights to go on and off?
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The Overheated Professor
The Overheated Professor
A professor was having hot flashes. Was it a medical condition or something else? Could his students be involved?
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Cyanide Leak and Sleepy Chemists
Cyanide Leak and Sleepy Chemists
Chemists were found on the floor of a boxcar while unloading drums of sodium cyanide. What happened to the chemists, were they poisoned?
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Sealed Membrane Switch Mystery
Sealed Membrane Switch Mystery
A factory was building membrane switches but all the switches from units in Denver failed. What was unusual about Denver?
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Plating Quality Declines On Friday
Plating Quality Declines On Friday
An electroplating line was running 24/7. Suddenly one Friday quality began to falter. What was the root cause?
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Why Did the Old Reactor Work Best?
Why Did the Old Reactor Work Best?
The expected color reaction at a dye manufacturing plant hadn't taken place. Why did the batch still work when moved into the old reactor?
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The 30 Second Fix
The 30 Second Fix
The lamp in an old spectrophotometer went out. The factory repair guy claimed he would fix it in a snap. How?
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Flying Saucer Over The Factory
Flying Saucer Over The Factory
At a new circuit factory an employee heard a thud and saw a bright metal dome-shaped object falling from the sky. Where did it come from?
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Headaches at the Factory
Headaches at the Factory
A factory was experiencing health complaints from workers. What was causing the workers to experience these health problems?
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