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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Don’t try this at home.

I always wondered why my daughter went to this university.


  1. "this is liquified gas.. " FFS?

  2. Yes - just like you'll find in a Calor Gas cylinder. Cool most gases down far enough and they will turn into a liquid, some (like the evil CO2) will freeze solid.

    Nitrogen becomes liquid at minus 196 degrees Centigrade hence the need to keep it in a Thermos flask.

  3. Maybe they should have used the term "Liquid Nitrogen". However the term "Liquified natural gas" is in common usage world wide in the transport industry.

  4. Then you have our dear friends across the pond, who pour large quantities of "Gas" (a liquid) into their automobile fuel tanks...

    A (slightly) related story - Butane (Blue & Camping Gaz bottles) liquefies at around freezing point. That's why you can't use them in low temperatures. I found this handy when the seal on a cartridge style Gaz cooker started leaking. I put the whole thing in the deep freeze for 30 minutes, then was able to dismantle it and replace the seal without loosing any gas...

    1. microdave: ""Gas" (a liquid)"

      'Gas' in this case is, I think, an abbreviation of gasoline.


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