Archive for September, 2008
It bubbles, glows, and produces fog. A vodka & tonic or gin & tonic works well for this. Lemon juice with tonic water is good for a mad scientist soft drink. All you need is a black light somewhere in the room and some dry ice. If you are daring (or maybe reckless is the word I want), you can put the last tiny bit of dry ice in your mouth and blow carbon dioxide smoke rings. I’m not advising that… just saying you could.
Dry Ice Bubble Video
Of all the dry ice projects I did over the past couple of days, I think making giant dry ice bubbles was my favorite. While the bubble shown in this video popped, most of the bubbles stabilized and lasted for several minutes. They resembled cloudy crystal balls. Beautiful! Of course, popping them was fun too.
I made a video of what the erupting dry ice volcano cake looks like. No, you are not allowed to comment on my l33t cake-decorating skillz. Very few cakes in my house last long enough to get frosted, so I don’t get a lot of practice.
My son says the video needs music. He was partial to In the Hall of the Mountain King, but I have no idea how to find permissible mp3s for videos… well, except for recording them myself and I’m not that energetic today. I do have mp3s of my own music, but I don’t write anything that sounds “science-y”. I’ll work on that. For now, my videos remain silent films.
I like cats, whether they are the feline-type cats or Jaguar car-type cats or catamaran cats. This pretty kitty was launching just past the Garden City pier yesterday. These things look like so much fun! But… they also look like they eat a lot of garage space and require registration and all that great stuff. It’s still pretty!
Myrtle Beach really needed the rain from Hannah. The national news agencies seemed to hype up the storm. It was wet and a little windy… that was it. The waves were wonderful Friday evening as the storm was incoming. There were more cross-currents, but the everpresent riptide seemed milder than usual. This photo was taken the morning after Hannah’s passage (those clouds are the back of Hannah).