Weird Fact of the Day: Dry Ice
Posted on September 2nd, 2010 in Science | 1 Comment » |
Did you know that submerging your entire hand in liquid nitrogen isn’t as painful as you might have suspected? That is only true if you trust the Leidenfrost effect as much as Theodore Gray. This man actually risk his own left hand to test out this phenomenon theory. Here is what our friend Theodore had to say.
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“The phenomenon is called the Leidenfrost effect (after Johann Gottlob Leidenfrost, the doctor who first studied it in 1756). I’d known about it for years, but when it came time to test it in real life, I have to admit that I used my left hand, the one I’d miss less.”
Folks, please do not try this at home.
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