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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

RTW: Why the Feds May Be Out to Get Me

Road Trip Wednesday is a blog carnival, where YA Highway’s contributors and readers post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s take on the topic.

This week’s prompt was: What is the strangest/weirdest thing you’ve ever researched?

I’m 98.6 percent sure I’m on the government’s terrorist watch list for googling such things as:

History of chemical weapons
Elements of chemical warfare
Types of chemicals used in nerve gas
Plutonium production
Where to mine for plutonium

And then they’d probably see these and think I was also your average, everyday murderer:

How to kill someone in the hospital without the machines alerting the nurses
How to break out of a locked room with no windows or vents*
How to break out of prison

I add a liberal dose of what I like to call “innocent googling” to balance the scales—for things like “steps to creating world peace” or “I hate murder.” Also, I search for a lot of things like this:

You can never be too careful.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever researched?

*Incidentally, the Internet was useless on this and I had to come up with my own trick. 

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