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Rocket ice cubes

Drop 'em in, a few minutes later they fly out of the drink under rocket power, making you the most popular guy in the bar.
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This is ripped off from the exploding and evacuated ice cube ideas as another way to get a pointless task done in a manner requiring a lot more work.

A special two sided ice cube tray that has forms for two sides of a hollow ice cube shaped like a rocket. Fill with water and freeze. Fold it over putting the two sides together and close the tray, which is air tight and pump it with compressed air. Re-freeze it so the two sides of the rocket shaped ice cubes freeze together and seal the compressed air inside the resultant chambers within.

Drop them into drinks and as they melt, a thinner section of ice at the bottom melts first, breaching the compressed air chamber. The compressed air escapes such that the ice flys out of the drink, thus delighting the easily delighted and pissing everybody else off. "Hey! Them ice cubes's be all flyin’ out ma drink n such!"

What better way to say: "Hey everybody! Look at me! I'm an asshole!" A quantum leap beyond the fly in the ice cube trick.

doctorremulac3, Aug 04 2005

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       True, but that could be said for all noble human endeavors, from writing poetry to ballet dancing to juggling chainsaws. :)
doctorremulac3, Aug 06 2005
  

       Pure genius. Someone's gotta try this to see if it works...and it's not gonna be me. Next thing we need is a rim around the glass to catch all the liquid flying out.
goober, Aug 06 2005
  

       Integrate colorful little paper parachutes for a safe landing.
jutta, Aug 07 2005
  

       The air chamber would need to be at the top of the rocket, but the opening at the bottom, to get the right orientation (unless you want the rocket to take the bottom of the glass out).
Ling, Aug 08 2005
  

       Correct. I figure the flight orientation fins would make the ice rocket bottom heavy for the correct orientation. You could also make them aerodynamically (hydrodynamically at first?) unstable so they would zing around all over the place unpredictably.   

       You could also have the air release "nozzle" off center so they just spin around wildly but stay in the drink. Put them in coctails with an "atomic" theme or something. Or just have one big one that spins like a pinweel and mixes the drink after being dropped in. Call the drink the cyclone or tornado or whatever.   

       Who would have thought that getting drunk could be made any more fun?
doctorremulac3, Aug 08 2005
  

       Cool. (sorry)
You could have a non-compressed air bubble near the nose of the rocket to keep it vertical until launch.
  
      
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