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Dry Ice Drinks

A Dry-ice carbonated vending machine
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ok. so there is a vending machine filled with a hunk of dry ice. when the customer presses the button, the un-carbonated water-syrup mix comes down on a conveyer belt where there is a plexi-glass window. a chunk of dry ice is cut, and added, and it treats the customer to a neat visual effect. there is a warning on the bottom of the cup warning them to drink only when the dry ice is gone. a bit of an inconvinence, but the fog looks really cool. the dry ice carbonates and cools, because it is solid CO2.
pwn3d, Feb 06 2006

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       "the dry ice carbonates"
I thought you needed high pressures to significantly increase the concentration of carbon dioxide in a liquid.
st3f, Feb 06 2006
  

       The level of carbonation due to the ice is noticable, but not precisly like that of an ordinary soda.
daseva, Feb 06 2006
  

       //there is a warning on the bottem of the cup warning them to drink only when the dry ice is gone// hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!   

       Best line by a newbie....ever!   

       Welcome bun (+)
ConsulFlaminicus, Feb 07 2006
  

       Yeah, just like the cup of coffee that I got out of the vending machine that said, "Warning! This is liquid is very hot!" Which was a great warning but it did me no good by it being on the bottom!
Jscotty, Feb 07 2006
  

       Strangely enough, dry ice does just the opposite at standard pressures. The sublimation serves as perfect nucleation sites for any dissolved CO2, effectively flattening any carbonated drink.   

       It does however form a bit of carbonic acid, which has a unique taste, and later decomposes into CO2 and water.
Aq_Bi, Feb 07 2006
  

       "a unique taste" - bitter, almost salty, as I remember it.
DrCurry, Feb 07 2006
  

       //there is a warning on the bottom of the cup warning them to drink only when the dry ice is gone.//   

       Build a better mouse trap and the world will beat a path to your door.
But build a better lawyer trap, and the result may be too gruesome and costly to imagine.
Letsbuildafort, Feb 07 2006
  
      
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