Phosphorous comes from a Greek name for the "morning star" because
white phosphorous glows like Venus up in the sky. You never find
phosphorous red or white all by itself in nature because they get it
out of rocks. White phosphorous glows when it gets hit by oxygen and
that's where the Greek name comes from. Phosphorous can also be red or
white or black but those are all different kinds.
We're going to cover both red and white phosphorous here and I'll say
PS when I mean phosphorous of both kinds or RP for red phosphorous or
WP for white phosphorous when I mean only one or the other. You can get
RP in two ways by heating WP to 482 degrees or by just letting sunlight
hit it. You probably already understand that the main thing about PS is
that it glows. Since we get PS from different rocks around the world
that means that we will eventually run out of it and depending who you
ask that will happen in 300 years or as soon as 50 years from this year
which is 2008. This is too bad because they use PS in fertilizers since
plants need it to grow the right way.
You can find PS in the human body and thats mainly in our bones and
teeth but it also is in our DNA and helps cells to work right. We pass
PS from our bodies whenever we pee. If we dont get enough of PS then it
messes with our blood, muscles and nervous systems. In fact bad diets
or not eating enough in general will lead to not having enough PS.
Thats pretty ironic because if you think about it that is what happens
to people tweeking they eat bad food or no food at all and their bones
and teeth go bad. Yet the meth itself was made using PS!!! Chemistry is
a bitch I guess huh?
The German guy who discovered PS found it in and your gonna love this
IN HIS URINE! Yep and he noticed that it glowed so of course thered be
a ton of uses for stuff that glows. Back in the old days they used WP
for matches but there were problems with it. Because WP is real toxic
it lead to a whole lot of poisoning on top of suicides and even murder
as people went crazy. Theres even a story about a woman trying to use
WP to poison her husband but he caught her because the soup she made
glowed! Then they figured out that WP was just too toxic to make
matches out of because it gave people a condition that rotted their jaw
bones because they spent so much time breathing the fumes in the
factory. Thats what lead to the switchover to RP for matches and today
that is where most meth cooks get the RP they use when they make tweek.
You dont get it from the head of the match like so many idiots seem to
think you get it from the striking pad where you rub the match to light
it! In order to get enough of the stuff they go through a whole lot of
match books too.
Another big use for PS came around once countries got industrialized.
They started using PS in smoke screens and incindiary weapons which are
weapons that cause fires. Not only did they use PS to make tracer
bullets which are bullets you can see so you know what your shooting at
but they used it to make things that would burn longer. In World War 2
while Germany was banging the hell out of England the Brits used
molotov cocktails with PS and benzene in them against the Nazis. The
reason being that burning PS is hard as hell to put out once it starts
burning and it can cause terrible burns if it touches human skin so
painful in fact that people who got it splashed on themselves have been
known to commit suicide because it hurts so bad. Just another common
ingredient in your average meth lab that they use to cook the crank
You might want to know that even though RP is not as dangerous as WP it
can turn into WP under different conditions. Its still incredibly
poisonous because PS on the whole is one of the most toxic substinces
on the planet. If you eat PS you can also end up with whats called
Smoking Stool Syndrome and you dont even want to know what all goes
along with THAT crazyness. The military uses PS in all sorts of ways
from making a lethal nerve gas to making NAPALM. When you get WP on you
they say that burn ointments can make it WORSE and even cause the WP to
go into your blood stream and poison you fatally. So just in case
certain losers are not totally CRYSTAL clear on this one, PS is
extremely POISONUS and FLAMMABLE! That gives you a nice two ways of
dying if you try making meth right there so you can have a real
exciting suicide by cooking crank i guess.
Other than methamphetamines both street and pharmacetuical grades PS is
used for farming fertilizers just like MANURE is. It also goes into
water treatment, glass for sodium lamps, flame retardants, pesticides,
steel, bone china, laundry detergents, baking powder, caps for cap
guns, sodas we drink, certain electronics, toothpaste and of course
The RP is used to break down iodine into hydroiodic acid that meth
cooks use as a reagent to turn ephedrine or pseudoephedrine into
methamphetamine. Since the feds know all about that there are laws on
the books since 2001 that make it so those who work with WP or RP have
a whole bunch of regulations on them to make sure they arent making
bulk sales of the stuff to people who then go and make tweek. So that
means its real tough to get a supply of this stuff and owning any real
amount of it is liable to send you directly to jail do not pass GO.
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