Monday, July 10, 2006

Don't Eat Dry Ice

I went to a fancy restarant and had a beverage with dry ice to chill it. I swallowed a piece of the dry ice and I wasn't supposed to. Unlike ice which expands when it freezes, dry ice shrinks, so when it thawed in my stomach, it expanded so much that when I got home I was urinating for 10 minutes straight, the toilet overflowed, and my mom was very upset.


Blogger LeoBro said...

Because dry ice is so dry, you can use it to remove standing water like a basement flood. The dry ice absorbs the water, and then turns into vapor. It's amazing how many people don't know about that.

6:57 AM  
Blogger Lew said...

Once I was experimenting and dropped a chunk of dry ice in a beaker of sulfuric acid. It started bubbling and the ground started shaking so I ran. The entire house exploded and the acid somehow multiplied and became like a tanker truck full of acid through a chemical reaction. It burned a huge hole in the ground and made a cloud of vapor so big they had to evacuate in a radius of 7 miles. I never told anyone what I did because I didn't want to get in trouble. That was when I lived in Arizona before I moved here.

11:50 AM  
Blogger LeoBro said...

Yeah, but one night when I was in high school, my friends and I stole 200 pounds of dry ice from the ice factory and put it in the school air conditioner, and the next day they had to close the school because it was snowing inside.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Lew said...

I heard about that, that was good work. Once my friend's dog was really sick, so he took it to the ice factory and had it frozen inside a block of dry ice, they they took it to the best vetranarian on earth, in germany, and had the dog thawed out and the vet saved his life. He never could have lived through the plane ride if he wasn't frozen.

10:29 AM  
Blogger LeoBro said...

I read in the newspaper about a serial axe killer who made axes out of dry ice so they would evaporate and there would be no evidence. The police finally got him because they found one body before all the ice had melted so they questioned everyone who worked at the ice factory and found one guy who had a mold for axes.

2:18 PM  
Blogger Lew said...

Scientists made an engine out of dry ice that was the most efficient gas engine ever made, it got over 2000 miles to the gallon because it was made of ice, it was a frictionless design, there was no drag, but the oil companies covered it up and kept it a secret.

7:20 PM  
Blogger LeoBro said...

Once I dared this guy to drink a beer with dry ice cubes in it. He had to go to the hospital for stomach frostbite.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Lew said...

My friend fed his dog some dry ice and it went swimming and it sank to the bottom of the lake it was in. They found it bloated and floating in the lake 3 days later once it all thawed it puffed up the dog to the size of a beach ball.

12:50 PM  
Blogger LeoBro said...

Oh yeah, I just remembered my great-grandfather is the one who invented dry ice.

9:18 AM  
Blogger Lew said...

One of my teachers froze her hand in dry ice to demonstrate it was safe for suspended animation, but then before it could thaw out, she accidently banged her hand on the desk and her whole hand shattered into peices.

11:26 AM  
Anonymous Jimmy H. said...

I once had 19 stings on my ankle from stepping into a hornets nest. A friend who's a chemist was nearby and gave me his leftover cooler of dry ice. I put my leg in the cooler to sooth the pain, and when I removed it the stings were gone! and I was 2 inches shorter on that side, and had no feeling for a week, looking back I'd still take those side effects over 19 hornet stings.

11:39 AM  

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