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Cold Fusion Roman Candles

Shoots ice instead of fire.
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Imagen a Roman Candle that instead of firing flames it fires out a cold fusion shot. There would be a metal ball that once fire it ball breaks apart and out comes a stream of LIQUID NITROGEN. Instead of killing that bird preserve it. Then you throw it at your neighboor if the liquid nitrogen doesn't freeze your hand first.
black sheep, Mar 12 2003

http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/ Indeed, Mr Sheep, to read this whole page, as well as the help file, located under "meta" on the left of the screen, is to make good use of your time here. [my face your, Oct 04 2004]

WIBNI http://timfarley.ho...com/half_faq.html#3
rule four of Krelnik's newbie guide [sambwiches, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

Cold fusion http://www.altenerg...on/cold_fusion.html
Even if it exists, it's not cold. [Worldgineer, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

Albatross Kite http://www.halfbake...d_20Albatros_20Kite
Partly inspired by this idea. [8th of 7, Oct 04 2004]

Rule 3 of krelnik's newbie guide - "Use Correct Spelling and Grammar" http://krelnik.home...com/half_faq.html#3
[my face your, Oct 06 2004]


       Are you related to the tank football author? Didn't your mother ever tell you "If you don't have anything good to post, don't post anything at all."
Worldgineer, Mar 12 2003

       Genius. I'll give you a croissant if you can tell me exactly how this would work. Imagen is 'imagine'. Neighboor is 'neighbour'. Write those words down, keep them in a wallet, refer to them when needed.
sambwiches, Mar 12 2003

       Yeah that doesn't mean it's not a good idea.
black sheep, Mar 12 2003

       Indeed it does not Mr Sheep (can I call you Mr Sheep? Excellent). Unfortunately, the 'bakery is chocka with pedants and pedantry. As a result, poorly spelled posts will often have their main thrust ignored in favour of the easier and less noble entertainment of picking on the spelling. Maximum enjoyment of the site is made possible only by pandering to the demands of the pedants. See link, if you would be so kind, Mr Sheep.
my face your, Mar 12 2003

       Is this in reaction to the tragedy in Warwick, RI where a nightclub owner covered the stage walls with foam which produced as much heat as fifteen gallons of gasoline?
supercat, Mar 12 2003

       It isn't only your spelling, [black sheep]. It is generally accepted that cold fusion is not yet possible. For an idea to be popular on this site it must be scientifically possible. Refer to the help page before posting any new ideas. Good luck in the future.
sambwiches, Mar 12 2003

       Note to self: cold fusion isn't possible.
my face your, Mar 12 2003

       Here's what means it's not a good idea:   

       1) You do not appear to know what cold fusion is or is supposed to do. Not that I do, but I've never claimed to.   

       2) You haven't explained the functionality of this metal ball that breaks apart, or how the nitrogen remains liquid, since you haven't mentioned a way of keeping it cold.   

       3) Putting liquid nitrogen on a bird most certainly will kill it.   

       4) I have a feeling if you scooped up liquid nitrogen your hand would shatter.
snarfyguy, Mar 12 2003

       // For an idea to be popular on this site it must be scientifically possible. //   

       What? You're clearly talking about a different web site.
waugsqueke, Mar 12 2003

       Point taken, waugs. Rephrase - 'It must make some kind of sense - usually.'
sambwiches, Mar 12 2003

       Um... no to that one, too. Perhaps what you're trying to say is that the person ought to have an idea what they're talking about. Ought to...   

       There's no hard and fast rule. In fact I think there's been way too much pointing to rules pages lately. As a rule.
waugsqueke, Mar 12 2003

       I just can't please you, can I, waugs (lol). Anyway, can we agree that this idea is basically flawed and would never be popular on this site?   

       p.s Unless posted by a seasoned baker after several years service as a purely, and intentionally, WIBNI idea. I think i covered all the bases there.
sambwiches, Mar 12 2003

       One would think so, yes. But there's always "Tails for All". Who can know these things?
waugsqueke, Mar 12 2003

       I loved tails for all (see p.s.)
sambwiches, Mar 12 2003

       I kind of like the "neighboor" concept. I once had a neighboor. Wanted to throw frozen birds at him too.
bungston, Mar 13 2003

       I love this but I will hate myself in the morning.
po, Mar 13 2003

       I haven't experimented personally, but I would like to point out that, in my humble opinion, freezing a bird with liquid nitrogen would tend to kill it. Work has been done to resuscitate frogs, but not to my knowledge any of the flappier vertebrate classes.
pottedstu, Mar 13 2003

       I wonder - if you froze a bird in mid-glide, could you use it as a kind of organic paper airplane? Of course, it would probably shatter on landing...
lostdog, Mar 13 2003

FloridaManatee, Mar 14 2003

       // if you froze a bird in mid-glide //   

       Hmm. Something which is by nature a glider, like an Albatross ..... smaller birds don't glide so much. Or an Andean Condor ?   

       This could lead to a whole new line in freeze-dried bird kites ......
8th of 7, Mar 14 2003

       //Instead of killing that bird preserve it. Then you throw it at your neighboor if the liquid nitrogen doesn't freeze your hand first.//
You mean coldly flip neighboors the bird? I do that all the time.
thumbwax, Mar 14 2003

       Why not simplify the process and have this device shoot frozen birds directly at the 'neighboor', a la the fabled "chicken cannon"?
X2Entendre, Mar 14 2003

       HEY! I am the tank football author! And just what was wrong with the idea, exactly?
Madcat, Jul 24 2003

       I think the main problem with this idea is the title.   

       Cold fusion is the combination of smaller atoms to create larger ones, done at room temperature, to produce energy, Roman candles are firecrackers.   

       As I understand it, this idea is a sort of liquid nitrogen paintball gun...   

       I don't think you'll actually need to refrigerate the thing. CO2 cartridges spit out some pretty cold liquids, so in theory you should be able to store any gas in a highly compressed container. Making that container fracture when it hits the target might be a bit more difficult though, and is likely to lead to some serious shrapnel damage to the target before the freezing action has much of an effect, so it probably will kill the bird one way or another... but whatever.   

       You can edit the name, and that might lead to a bit less confusion, and a few more buns... maybe. these things are hard to predict.
ye_river_xiv, Sep 04 2006

       //CO2 cartridges spit out some pretty cold liquids, so in theory you should be able to store any gas in a highly compressed container//   

       Na. You cannot store the nitrogen as a liquid in a non-refrigerated container, because room temperature is (way) above the critical temperature of nitrogen. In order to keep liquid nitrogen, the container has to be refrigerated.   

       I think this idea should feature water balloons. Maybe a rubber chicken that lays water balloons for eggs. Water is kind of an elemental opposite of fire, water balloons can be safely thrown at boorish neighbors to Con Fuse them.
jmvw, Sep 04 2006


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