Monday, December 11, 2006

Liquid Nitrogen

Yesterday on NPR, I heard a piece about eggnog. At the end of it, the interviewee and interviewer chilled eggnog with liquid nitrogen.

"How fun," I thought, and told Mark that for my birthday I thought it would be cool to make eggnog with liquid nitrogen.

Mark donned his safety hat, informed me that folks at his lab who get to play with liquid nitrogen have to go through a training, that liquid nitrogen was much much colder than dry ice, and that if I wasn't careful I could lose an eye.

Hhmph. Alton Brown gets to exhale nitrogen on NPR, and I don't see his safety glasses. At this rate I'm never going to invent a flaming tequila snow cone.
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