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What happens when you put a coin into a block of dry ice

Everything starts shaking and the coin starts to dances around and vibrate and it looks like it’s trying to escape the block of dry ice in a fit of fury. The ol’ science experiment is always fun to see because everything reacts so quickly. What’s actually happening is that the coin warms up the dry ice turning it back… » 7/24/15 1:56pm 7/24/15 1:56pm

Slow motion video of a dry ice bomb exploding in water is pure awesome

Well, I didn’t expect that. When you throw dry ice inside a water bottle and then throw that water bottle in a pool, the explosion of the dry ice bomb is so epic that you can see it pulsate as it rips through the water. The Backyard Scientist shows off what it looks like in slow motion and man, is it powerful. » 6/12/15 5:18pm 6/12/15 5:18pm

How to Make Spheres of Ice That Get You Drunk

We humans love to eat, and we love to drink. So it's no surprise that we're always trying to come up with solid forms of alcohol, to eat what we can drink. Alcoholic ice cream, dippin' dots, molecular mixology, and jello shots are all means to this end. So, when we heard about edible ice spheres, we knew it was our… » 11/15/13 5:00pm 11/15/13 5:00pm

Halloween Cocktails + Dry Ice: A Spooky, Drunken Primer

Dry ice is one of the most tried and true Halloween special effects. Simply drop a chunk into a liquid, then it begins to "boil" and emit a dense, creepy fog. Not only that, it's cheap, simple to use, and way easier to find than you probably thought. It also happens to be fantastic—and fantastically ghoulish—in a lot… » 10/25/13 5:00pm 10/25/13 5:00pm