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   Undertoad  Thursday Jan 17 01:45 PM

1/17: Ice hotel



This is the "Icehotel", the planet's first hotel built entirely of ice. What else would you call it?

It's in Sweden, 125 miles north of the Arctic circle.

The questions here are all too obvious, so I won't even ask them. But they claim they are doing tourism business, so someone is visiting and, apparently, spending money there.

(Easy money recipe: $29./night stay, $249 for heater rental, $99 for mop rental.)



Joe  Thursday Jan 17 02:03 PM

Is that a product placement in your hotel or are you just glad to see me

Absolutly cool



dave  Thursday Jan 17 02:27 PM

How many silly puns can we run up off of this?

"Where's the fridge?"

"Is the AC on?"

..... ?



kaleidoscopic ziggurat  Thursday Jan 17 02:56 PM

the first one? annually there is one in quebec... does this tradition in sweden go back further i wonder?



ndetroit  Thursday Jan 17 03:20 PM

And there are several in Iceland that are built at the beginning of every winter, recieve guests, etc, etc, and then melt away as summer arrives, only to be entrely rebuilt the next year.

Makes renovations relatively cheap and easy, I guess..

heh.



ndetroit  Thursday Jan 17 03:22 PM

oh, and ... good point joe... HAHAHAHA... I didn't even notice that until your post...

ahhh, sweet subliminal advertising.


excuse me, I'm feeling a tad thirsty. Time for a delicious refreshing glass of .. vodka.



jaguar  Thursday Jan 17 04:04 PM

they've bene doing this every year for years, i remember it a few years back.



tsumrow  Friday Jan 18 12:48 PM

Absolut?

Is is just me or does the entrance to the Ice hotel look like one of those Absolut ads?



Nic Name  Friday Jan 18 12:50 PM

It's definitely not just you ... that was Joe's point in the second post in this thread.



blase  Friday Jan 18 01:34 PM

I think I saw some sort of thing of the Travel channel a while ago where they visited this place. You sleep in fur beds and they have a bar where the cups are made entirely of ice.



dave  Friday Jan 18 01:49 PM

I imagine ice cups would be awesome at keeping your drink cool, but I would think your hands would get damn cold too.

Try this: squeeze an ice cube until it melts. Yow!



blase  Friday Jan 18 03:44 PM

Well, it's not milk they were drinking, it was Vodka - that way they can pour you a drink that won't melt your cup.



dave  Friday Jan 18 06:03 PM

Hmm. Correct me if I'm wrong, but if you pour something that is warmer than 32F/0C on some ice, it's going to at least partially melt it, correct?

Anyway, I doubt they'd be serving hot chocolate in those glasses



blase  Friday Jan 18 06:19 PM

That's the whole point of it being alcohol, it can be chilled below the freezing point of water and still stay liquid.



dasviper  Friday Jan 18 11:03 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by blase
That's the whole point of it being alcohol, it can be chilled below the freezing point of water and still stay liquid.
However, the alcohol will lower the freezing point of water, will it not? (Similar to the effect of rock salt... trying to remember AP Chem).


richlevy  Saturday Jan 26 03:02 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by dhamsaic
How many silly puns can we run up off of this?

"Where's the fridge?"

"Is the AC on?"

..... ?
Free water bed with every electric blanket rental.


Your reply here?

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