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A home experiment. [Feb. 15th, 2006|02:52 pm]
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Lift an ice cube with string ---

1. Submerge an ice cube in a glass of water for a second or two. Let it float to the top.

2. Place one end of a length of string on top of the ice cube and sprinkle a little salt over it. Count to 5.

3. Pick up the loose end of the string. The ice will lift right out of the glass.

How it Works:
The salt is the secret ingredient. It lowers the freezing temperature of water. so it easily melts ice. That's why people in cold climates spread it on the road after a snowfall -- and why the ocean rarely freezes. When you springle the salt on the ice, some of the ice melts back into water, which is absorbed by the string. Seconds later, the water in the string refreezes ( the ice underneath the string never touches the salt, so it doesn't melt.) The result? The string is frozen to the ube, allowing you to pick it up.
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2006-02-15 12:52 pm (UTC)
Now I have something to do tonight. YEAH!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-02-16 10:01 am (UTC)
Woohoo! How did it work for you? ;)
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[User Picture]From: zibacco
2006-02-16 10:06 am (UTC)
I actually got sidetracked last night and forgot. I'll have a report tomorrow though.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-02-16 10:12 am (UTC)
Okay. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-02-16 10:02 am (UTC)
Oooh. How'd that turn out?

The extent of me experimenting with icecubes?

Well... this is a family friendly journal. I better keep my mouth shut. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-02-16 10:11 am (UTC)
haha! ;)
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From: box_head_butch
2006-02-15 01:07 pm (UTC)
haha im sure we could make a huge scale version of this...
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[User Picture]From: rickiddyslick
2006-02-15 04:54 pm (UTC)
i too have once dreamed of making a gigantic, string suspended ice-cube in this fashion.

sadly, after a point, the force weight of the ice cube would overcome the force of tension between the ice in the string and the cube itself, and the ice cube would fall back down to your now salty beverage.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-02-16 10:04 am (UTC)
Dude! I enjoy you. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-02-16 10:02 am (UTC)
That'd freaking rock!!!
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From: zelack
2006-02-15 02:02 pm (UTC)
Sci...ence...?
*head explodes*
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-02-15 02:57 pm (UTC)

Ummmmm.....:P

I could never do that. lol.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-02-16 05:38 am (UTC)

Re: Ummmmm.....:P

Excuse me? You don't even know me.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-02-16 10:03 am (UTC)

Re: Ummmmm.....:P

*blink* Play nice!
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-02-17 05:23 am (UTC)

Re: Ummmmm.....:P

Rude much? >:(
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-02-16 10:03 am (UTC)

Re: Ummmmm.....:P

...

I got it out of an activities for children book.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-02-17 05:23 am (UTC)

Re: Ummmmm.....:P

I still cannot do it. lol.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-02-17 09:35 am (UTC)

Re: Ummmmm.....:P

Why not, hon? It's only three steps.

Are you allergic to salt?
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-02-18 06:56 am (UTC)

Re: Ummmmm.....:P

No. lol. But even though its 3 easy steps, I would still mess up. lol.
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2006-02-16 07:58 am (UTC)
i want a smoothie now...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-02-16 10:10 am (UTC)
Mmmm. Me too! Banana strawberry.

Damn you!
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2006-02-16 11:35 am (UTC)
mmmmm, sorry!
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[User Picture]From: nottaninja
2006-02-16 03:49 pm (UTC)
i've always wanted to do that. never did it. but now...a motivation! thanks :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-02-17 09:33 am (UTC)
Woohoo! Take pictures! :)
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