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   xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jan 7 01:57 AM

Jan 7, 2009: Bubbles

Bubbles, no not the stripper from that party you don't remember much of.
Soap bubbles that you blow with that little ring thingy, but frozen.

These have been making the rounds of all the cool sites so the Cellar, being the coolest site, must have them too.

I'm surprised the water with soap in it will freeze, but evidently the bubble consists of water with a soap coating inside and out. And if it's cold enough, although they don't say how cold, the bubble freezes in mid air.



It must have been hard to take these pictures because they won't sit still for a portrait... and they do break like any bubble, only more dramatically.



Link



SPUCK  Wednesday Jan 7 05:13 AM

They would freeze really fast as they have a huge volume verses mass of water.



touchnova  Wednesday Jan 7 06:51 AM

The last image seems to have a frosty tree in the background, and maybe that's just plywood attached to someone's deck railing? If so, then the bubbles would appear to freeze at a naturally occurring temperature vs. only in some insane lab setup...



Shawnee123  Wednesday Jan 7 07:58 AM

I have a sudden urge to listen to the BeeGees.

Neat pics!



Pooka  Wednesday Jan 7 09:10 AM

I wonder if that would work in our deep freeze?

Very cool



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Jan 7 01:40 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by touchnova View Post
The last image seems to have a frosty tree in the background, and maybe that's just plywood attached to someone's deck railing? If so, then the bubbles would appear to freeze at a naturally occurring temperature vs. only in some insane lab setup...
Yeah, it's someone's back yard... in England, I think.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pooka View Post
I wonder if that would work in our deep freeze?
Probably not, too small to keep the bubbles from touching anything and breaking, as gravity keeps them moving down.


wolf  Wednesday Jan 7 02:10 PM

I am going to have to get a bottle of bubbles to keep at work in the event of a freezing cold night.

Anybody know where you can get bubbles in the dead of winter? (and no, I don't need the recipe ... I'm a ready-made kind of woman)



Cloud  Wednesday Jan 7 02:13 PM

Walgreens.



wolf  Wednesday Jan 7 02:14 PM

Sweet. I pass one on the way to work. Now to figure out where in the office to hide them so they'll be at the ready ...



Pie  Wednesday Jan 7 04:22 PM

<voice of> In amongst the cleaning supplies. No one ever goes there. </experience>



dar512  Wednesday Jan 7 04:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pie View Post
<voice of> In amongst the cleaning supplies. No one ever goes there. </experience>
says another closet bubble-blower.


monster  Wednesday Jan 7 05:42 PM

go to the dollar store and get the party favors bubbles -they're tiny and easy to hide and you can put then in several locations in case one gets discovered or you have a bubble emergency.

or........ could you introduce them as a "calming device" for antsy patients? the best hiding places are always in plain view



HungLikeJesus  Wednesday Jan 7 06:16 PM

Why are you late? I suppose you're going to say you were out blowing bubbles too.

No, I am Bubbles.



spudcon  Thursday Jan 8 04:35 PM

One of those resembles Enceladas, one of Jupiter's moons



Shawnee123  Thursday Jan 8 04:37 PM

mmmmm, enchiladas.



Aliantha  Thursday Jan 8 05:16 PM

Over here you can get bubbles that have some kind of fixative in them so that they don't pop. They actually set on the surface they land on.

They're pretty cool for little kids to play with sometimes (or big kids like me).

Best to do it outside though. They tend to leave marks on furniture etc.

Do you have them where you are?



monster  Thursday Jan 8 06:48 PM

yeah, Gymboree sells some like that, I'm sure other places do too



wolf  Friday Jan 9 09:06 PM

Have shown the thread to cow orkers. Our plan is to try this the next night it seems cold enough, after someone has shown sufficient initiative to actually go out and buy bubbles.

I had other errands today (French Toast Conspiracy™, we might get a small bit of wintry preciptation tomorrow) and didn't have time to make it to the Walgreens.



wolf  Friday Jan 16 12:00 AM

It's not cold enough yet.

Yes, tried at work.



Perry Winkle  Friday Jan 16 12:07 AM

Quote:
Wait for an exceptionally cold day: -12 degrees Celsius or below.
Link


wolf  Friday Jan 16 09:28 AM

-12C, what, are you out of your mind? We're never going to get that, not even with a really good windchill.

The cow orkers and I were considering driving to Maine last night, because they were at -28F.



TheMercenary  Friday Jan 16 10:29 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Perry Winkle View Post
Great link. Thanks.


xoxoxoBruce  Friday Jan 16 10:59 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf View Post
-12C, what, are you out of your mind? We're never going to get that, not even with a really good windchill.
That's about 10 deg F... like this morning.


monster  Saturday Jan 17 05:52 PM

We tried it last night when it was about -21C and were disappointed. But the hot water thing rocked....



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jan 18 01:48 AM

Did you mouth blow them or arm swing them? I understand the mouth blown take longer to freeze.



DucksNuts  Sunday Jan 18 03:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Did you mouth blow them or arm swing them? I understand the mouth blown take longer to freeze.
Strangely, this sentence turned me on.


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