They say you shouldn't eat yellow snow . How about blue ice ?

  

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Via:  petey-coober  •  11 years ago  •  19 comments

They say you shouldn't eat yellow snow . How about blue ice ?

Ice Caves - [Fox Glacier, New Zealand]



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Petey Coober
Freshman Silent
link   seeder  Petey Coober    11 years ago

Yes , this is well worth the 4 minutes of your time to watch . There are several delights to the eye here ...

 
 
 
Larry Hampton
Professor Participates
link   Larry Hampton    11 years ago

A delight to the senses for sure!

:~)

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
Professor Principal
link   Perrie Halpern R.A.    11 years ago

Wow... this is amazing. I want to do this.

 
 
 
Dowser
Sophomore Quiet
link   Dowser    11 years ago

Glaciers are so fascinating! The blue ice is simply beautiful-- and they are so pure! I've studied the effects of glaciation for years, mainly by locating large quantity water supplies in outwash plains in northern Indiana along the Teays, (pronounced Taze), Valley... Purely fascinating!

The terrain in that area is slightly rolling, unlike the flat, billiard table land of the extreme northern part in IN-- and beneath your feet, is the record of at least 4 or 5 periods of glaciation, and subsequent melting between. It makes me dizzy to realize that I'm standing 500' above bedrock-- and yes, there is earth beneath my feet, but when you realize just how deep the valley is, and in what a short distance the bedrock drops from about 3' to 550', well, it makes me dizzy...

I noticed that the glacier in this video was a rather small one, and the sides of the valley were more V shaped, rather than the usual glaciated U shape. Fascinating!!!

The ice flows, like slow-motion water. If you want to try this at home, it requires a little strength, but you can twist an ice cube and it won't break. Take an icecube, and wrap both halves in their own dish cloth, for traction. Grasping the ice cube firmly, pressboth sidestogether with all your might, and twist your hands. Years ago, when I was strong, I could get it to go really off kilter-- but my husband can twist them to a 90o angle, and the ice cube ends up really weird looking. Anyway, ice is held together by very weak Van der Wahl bonds between the atoms, and you can twist it and move it, which is fascinating! And fun!

Take care, y'all!

 
 
 
Petey Coober
Freshman Silent
link   seeder  Petey Coober    11 years ago

They don't call you Dowser fer nuthin' ! That is interesting to learn about distorted ice . What was the angle between the hydrogen atoms again ? I seem to recall 105 degrees . Am I close ?

 
 
 
Petey Coober
Freshman Silent
link   seeder  Petey Coober    11 years ago

I've never heard it called that before ...

 
 
 
Petey Coober
Freshman Silent
link   seeder  Petey Coober    9 years ago

It wuz sposed ta be beyutiful not interesting . Watch the #@*^% video ...

 
 
 
Petey Coober
Freshman Silent
link   seeder  Petey Coober    9 years ago

You must be gittin' old . There was a hot young girl in the vid ....

 
 
 
Petey Coober
Freshman Silent
link   seeder  Petey Coober    9 years ago

I guess you've never done it Kiwi style... too bad .

 
 
 
Petey Coober
Freshman Silent
link   seeder  Petey Coober    9 years ago

Ya know ... the thing about the cold is you can make it stop . I remember this time with Susan in a swimming pool ...It was only cold for a little while .

 
 
 
Petey Coober
Freshman Silent
link   seeder  Petey Coober    9 years ago

You're not 6 ? I'm surprised !

 
 
 
Petey Coober
Freshman Silent
link   seeder  Petey Coober    9 years ago

That's worse than just old ... Maybe if you smoked pot ...

 
 
 
Petey Coober
Freshman Silent
link   seeder  Petey Coober    9 years ago

Ya know ... you could eat it instead of smoking it . Who would be the wiser if you did ? The only tipoff might be your sudden enthusiasm for brownies .

 
 
 
Dowser
Sophomore Quiet
link   Dowser    9 years ago

You know, I probably knew that 40 years ago, but now? I have no clue!!! Grin.gif

 
 
 
Petey Coober
Freshman Silent
link   seeder  Petey Coober    9 years ago

It's been a while for me too Dowser . But fortunately we have google !

Why is bond angle of ice bigger than water?
Bond angle of ice is 109 but bond angle of water is 105

Or this :

I'm surprised I recalled the 105 ...

 
 
 
sixpick
Professor Quiet
link   sixpick    9 years ago

I had to try the ice cube twist. It worked! The strangest thing is the feeling when you can't see it but you feel it twisting. Never knew that. Thanks Dowser. Very interesting.

 
 
 
sixpick
Professor Quiet
link   sixpick    9 years ago

Wasn''t her name Blue Ice? That's what I thought you were talking about.

 
 
 
sixpick
Professor Quiet
link   sixpick    9 years ago

This was pretty good lead off from that one.

 
 
 
Petey Coober
Freshman Silent
link   seeder  Petey Coober    9 years ago

Wasn''t her name Blue Ice?

With that eating blue ice takes on a very different perspective ... dare I say POV ...
Her name is Nadine :

And she sometimes wears pink frame sunglasses ?!

She actually looks pretty good without makeup ... as you can see in the photo at the bottom here :

 
 

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