Chatterbox: Down to Earth

[you know how they say neccesity is the mother of invention]






Ok, so today I was drinking some homemade iced coffee with a straw, and I started thinking. Ice floats, but straws usually go down to the bottom of your cup. That means that you're drinking the part without ice and therefore the warmest part of the drink unless you fill the cup alllll the way up with ice- and that's a LOT of wasted ice.

And I thought 'that's ineffecient'.

So now I'm doing a very important science experiment that I have dubbed "freezing marbles into ice cubes to see if I can get them to sink".

This will probably move quickly once the thread goes up, so here we go!


submitted by aLiZaRiNe, tHe sCiEnCe GuY
(August 2, 2019 - 6:56 pm)

I'm very glad this exists. ^^

submitted by Luna-Starr, age 27 eons, Existential Ponderment
(August 3, 2019 - 6:26 pm)

That's really cool! Question: did you wash the marbles before putting them into your drink?

submitted by Kitten, Pondering
(August 5, 2019 - 4:38 pm)

This. Is brilliant. And amazing. On so many different levels. I love it. Thank you for making this and making the world more efficient, one marble at a time. *applauds*

And I need to try this sometime, along with another ice-experiment I’ve been meaning to do for awhile. So, you know how you can’t use ice cubes in milk, because they melt and make the milk watery and disgusting (I found this out the hard way when I was a small child)? So how do we get ice cold milk, you ask (don’t ask me why the world needs its milk slightly colder, it just does)? I bring you: MILK CUBES!!! *trumpet fanfare in the background* 

Reply and let me know if you think I should experiment with frozen milk. 

submitted by Leeli
(August 6, 2019 - 5:24 pm)

OR you could freeze marbles and put them in! therefore, when they "melt" they won't put ANYTHING in the milk! Just wash tehm first...

submitted by Rogue Wildling
(August 7, 2019 - 10:29 am)

Top, yasssssssssssssss! to both aLiZaRiNe and Leeli. @Leeli, you should make milk and water cubes at the same timme and time which ones freeze quicker

submitted by Barnswallow
(August 7, 2019 - 10:48 am)