Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by SoBad, Aug 26, 2012.
When in Stockholm, why not take a ship to Turku and back?
Strangely enough, I run a company that earns it's living by providing pipe freezing services; freezing the contents of a pipe using Liquid Nitrogen to form an ice plug that withholds the system flow and pressure so that the pipe can be cut, repaired and modified etc.
I find ice fascinating, and our technique relies on the fact that water is one of the few liquids that expand in volume when frozen.
Occasionally the pipe is cut close to the ice plug and I've managed to grab some very interesting pictures indeed, I'll try and get them up when I can.
I love ferries and boats, but those journeys can be stressful. I had a friend who took a cargo boat once across the lake from San Carlos to Granada in August. First, the boat people confiscated his rum, then a German guy by the name of Ferdinand approached him to talk about economics and WWIII, and finally he passed out on the upper deck and lost a sock in a fierce thunderstorm. The trip took over 14 hours with three stops (he replaced the confiscated booze at the first stop).
Hey – what else is there to do in the city on the weekend…
Interesting fact about ice:
If ice didn't float life wouldn't exist on this planet as we know it
Well "life as we know it" can be changed by an infinite number of things. If any of the fundamental force constants were changed in the slightest..we could be living in a very different universe. Or not living at all
Jerry Butler - "The Iceman"
I'd love to see the pictures. Your work sounds sophisticated and I am not sure I grasp the pipe concept completely yet. I am keen to improve my ice skills though, so I definitely want to explore liquid nitrogen and solid carbon monoxide in my kitchen.
Reminds me of that old Gorky Park film where the sly old gringo murdered a bunch of muscovite teens to profit from mink coats.
Nice. We were just there a few weeks ago. Even the shot glasses are made out of ice!
Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, in my opinion.
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