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Giant Koosh Ball in Liquid Nitrogen!

by Jefferson Lab • 21,293,105 views

Sometimes, you just want to know what's going to happen! Watch "Let's Pour Liquid Nitrogen on the Floor!" [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvuOhpsI9yQ] if you're concerned about the liquid nitrogen...

can you mix liquid nitrogen and liquid oxygen
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"i said i was sorry!" haha, classic steve.
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That wasn't as exciting as I thought it'd be...
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+JaeMi Lee If you've seen one, you've seen them all.
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+JaeMi Lee They should have just blown it up with c4
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what happens when you touch liquid nitrogen?
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+Wolfie Gamer No, the liquid nitrogen would freeze your hand, not burn it. I don't think that you full understood my candle analogy. "It's kind of like passing your finger through a candle flame. Do it quickly, and nothing happens. Take too long, and you get burnt." all refers to a candle, which I assumed you might have some experience with. Touch liquid nitrogen quickly enough and nothing will happen. Take too long and it'll freeze what's touching it.
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You can get cold burns.
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y u do dis if no explosion?
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+spoderman iz sweg You left a comment and it didn't explode... Why did you do that?
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WHY ARE YOU MURDERING INNOCENT TOYS WHAT DID IT DO TO YOU! AS YOUR PUNISHMENT (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ FLIP THIS TABLE. ┻━┻ ︵ ヽ(°□°ヽ) FLIP THAT TABLE. ┻━┻ ︵ \(`Д´)/ ︵ ┻━┻ FLIP ALL THE TABLES Son..ಠ_ಠ ಠ_ಠ Put. ಠ__ಠ The tables. ಠ___ಠ Back. (╮°-°)╮┳━┳ 
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+Rin Okumura xD ┻━┻ ︵ヽ(`Д´)ノ︵ ┻━┻
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you'd be suprised but i'm one of the last in my class to think of that, oscar would have thrown one at me or our buddy before i'd even seen one
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Half price? HALF PRICE!? Golly, how could the man resist!? HOW CAN ANYONE RESIST?!
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Put an iPhone in liquid nitrogen
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Where are Xplosions n fancy light flashes? I expected some more ACTIOOOON..duh ><
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R.I.P Giant Koosh Ball ;(
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Rip 50% off Koosh ball ??? - Feb 1 2011 Death by Science.
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my sister is doing aexpearement geting water putting it in a cup mixing it with flower and putting blue food coloring in it. Then plaseing it in the frij
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Watch this vid till the end the end it funny.THANKS TO jayden to recommending this vid
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Ummm can I boil strontium chloride 20% solution to get strontium chloride Crystals ?
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+shaurya singh Crystallization is performed by adding a salt to the solvent so it becomes saturated at a high temperature (preferably a bit lower than boiling temperature if you don't want to make a mess when using a small container) and then let it cool down slowly for macroscopic crystals. Alternatively apply a thermal shock i.e. ice bath if you want microscopic crystals. As 20% is far below the EQ concentration at room temperature (106 g / 100 mL of the hexahydrate), no, no crystals. If you want to grow a single crystal, you have to use a saturated solution at a constant temperature and the solvent will slowly vaporize, insoluble salt will deposit on the crystalline lattice template (seed crystal) if the process happens slow enough.
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half price. half price! HALF PRICE!!!!111!!!!11111
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Oh liquid nitrogen, how I miss thee.
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lol @ the ancient macs in the background
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Flat Stanley is in the background on the computer
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Mahdi Qiasi Shared on Google+ · 5 days ago
Giant Koosh Ball in Liquid Nitrogen!: https://youtu.be/-0y-xPG5n5g
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check out the CRT monitors on the apple computers in the back. RETRO AWESOMENESS!
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Not expecting a hollow object full of air to self destruct in liquid nitrogen?????
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Not all hollow objects full of air self destruct in liquid nitrogen, so it wasn't a forgone conclusion.
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yes it is so cold that it boils so when dumped onto almost anything. turns it to a gas. there is no solid form of liquid nitrogen.
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Well... if it were a solid, you wouldn't call it liquid nitrogen, so saying that there's no solid form of liquid nitrogen is an empty statement. Saying that there's no solid form of nitrogen would also be quite wrong. Cool liquid nitrogen a bit and it'll freeze. You can see us do just that in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FReIs6rQbPM
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We did this at school and we made ice cream with that by freezing the stuff
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That was really cool how air just turned into a solid except for going to a liquid and then a solid it just skipped the liquid stage
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If you were to keep the koosh ball in there long enough, and you would take it out and  thaw it, would it turn "rubbery" again?
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THAT WAS AWESOME!!!!!
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lol @ that sound she makes at the end  Man: I said I was sorry! Woman" Mmm.... (annoyed)
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lets just pour liquid nitrogen on the floor because why not?
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Its more floofed, awesome it turns pink
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WHY does one pour supercooled nitrogen on the floor
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lol why was that the first thing that came to mind
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He looks so into that ball/balloon thing
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It's filled with air that's obvious why would It be a children's toy if had a gas that could harm a child in it
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You don't know what it was filled with. It's a good guess that it's filled with air, but a guess isn't a fact. There are manufacturing reasons why it could be filled with something else, such as nitrogen gas. Like air, nitrogen wouldn't harm a child. So, without testing (or contacting the manufacturer), neither you nor I can say for certain what it was filled with. All that we know for a fact is that it was filled with some sort of gas, which is why we said that.
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the first thing that popped into your head, lets put a kids toy in nitrogen, sounds realistic
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Half price guys....really, it's a koosh ball, kinda cool I guess
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You murderers. That poor toy. lol. Koosh balls are really fun, and i didn't expect the pop to happen. But I knew instantly that the koosh ball would not survive.
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"I was at the mall, and I saw this. And the first thing I thought was, I wonder what would happen if I put it in liquid nitrogen." All I'll say is: it's a good job you weren't in the pet shop.
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They dont self destruct.
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R.I.P Giant Koosh Ball ???-2011 murdered by heartless scientests Giant Koosh Ball will be missed. May he/she rest in peace. He/she will be in our hearts forever.
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HALF-PRICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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omg that's the first thing that pops into my head whenever I see a koosh ball, too! To put it in liquid nitrogen. Haha, funny video though
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Where can I get liquid nitrogen
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half priced how could i resist! lololololol
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Isn't it a liquid that's in those things though
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This one was filled with a gas.
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When my niece was a toddler, the family enjoyed watching her examine new objects she came across (Normal behavior for a learning child, you know). My mom found a koosh ball while we were in a store, and wanted to see what Niece thought of its texture. We told her it was a type of ball, and let her touch it. She wiggled her fingers in the tentacles, an immediately drew back with a shiver and a gag. It was the only toy today that she out-and-out detested.
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"And the first thing I thought was what if we put this in liquid nitrogen" no offense, but who thinks that?
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What's the temperature of the liquid Nitrogen? and another question: if we don't drop the ball and wait until it becomes the normal temperature again, will it still become a NORMAL koosh ball?
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The nitrogen is boiling at atmospheric pressure, so its temperature must be 77 K. If you let it warm back up, it'll become flexible again (which you can see in "Light is a Particle!" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50fHb7jR5dc) but it won't be a 'normal' koosh ball since it ruptured.
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How did the ball inside not break
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The primary reason is that they are made from different materials.
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When a gas gets cold, the particles slow down which decreases the volume, but volume and pressure are inversely proportional in gases, so it imploded because the pressure inside was too high, it doesnt get lower
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Your statement directly contradicts what is observed. We see that the ball collapses. A 'flat' ball isn't flat because the pressure is too high. Just ask the NFL. Volume and pressure are directly proportional if the temperature remains constant. Since, as you say, the gas gets cold, the temperature clearly isn't remaining constant. If the temperature drops, either pressure or volume (or both) must also decrease. The ball implodes because the pressure is too low, not because it is too high.
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+Jefferson Lab I had to laugh when you said Just ask the NFL.
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why do u have such an old pink scooper thing and old computers also why is the first thing u think of when u see a squishy not koosh ball air filled thing u think of putting it in liquid nitrogen
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Ladle - Once you find one that survives being in liquid nitrogen, you stop looking for a ladle. Computers - They still do what we need them to do, so why replace them? Koosh Ball - Why wouldn't that be his first thought? Something has to be the first thought. When you have nearly instant access to practically limitless amounts of liquid nitrogen, such thoughts happen naturally.
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OMG is this fun with flags?
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Where the heck do you get liquid nitrogen/dry ice. I have been wanting to buy some for a long time but I can't find anyone who sells it. Can you tell me where to get it and how much it costs?
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Us? We have thousands of liters of liquid nitrogen on-site. If we want some, we just withdraw some from one of the storage tanks. Ultimately, the Lab purchases it from an industrial supplier, such as Air Liquide, Air Products or Praxair. For you, you'd want to find a local welding supply shop. Assuming that you have the training, equipment and knowledge to safely store, transport and use liquid nitrogen, you should be able to obtain some from there. For us, dry ice is more difficult. We don't normally use it here, so we have to go out and buy it on a per-use basis. Happily, one of the nearby grocery stores sells it. Maybe one of your does so as well. A fish market is another good place to try.
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Aww, no post-experiment analysis?
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Hahaha - "The first thing I thought would be I wonder what would happen if I put this into liquid nitrogen"  I love these two nutters
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When do you do the liquid nitrogen live shows in newport news
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We do them throughout the year. Use your search engine of choice and search for 'jefferson lab physics fest' to find the current schedule.
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YES Now I have FINALLY see a huge pink ball deflate! Life changed forever! :D 3 minutes and 21 seconds of my life that I will never get back...
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Since your time is obviously so valuable, perhaps cruising YouTube isn't something you should be indulging in. Of course, leaving a comment complaining about time that you'll never get back took absolutely no time whatsoever, right??
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Yes, you are correct, those are 3 minutes and 21 seconds you will never get back! BUT YOU WILL NEVER GET ANY TIME IN YOUR LIFE BACK! Unless you can time travel into the past and change what you did in those 3 minutes and 21 seconds! 
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that's not a scientific expirement , that's child play ! but i liked it
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I heard the intro, I should have known what to expect.. It's my own fault for feeling disappointed.
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I tried this experiment,and I got a good result.
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So if I die and I place my corpse inside of a Liquid Nitrogen bath, will my body look the same forever?
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If you're dead, you aren't placing your corpse anywhere. But, should someone place your corpse in liquid nitrogen, it won't decay. If they don't do something to remove the water ahead of time, it probably won't look the same, but it won't rot.
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+Jefferson Lab C'mon you know what I mean. If my corpse gets placed in a Liquid Nitrogen bath.
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Absolutely. It's very basic and very simple, but it's still science.
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I wonder how that glassy, hardened, frozen piece of rubber felt like.
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YOU KILLED IT!!!
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Do you know what happend if you put dry ice on nitrogen liquid ?
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Yep. We even have a video of it. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctPbhKldOgA
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Is Liquid Nitrogen similar to dry ice???
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Not really. One is nitrogen (N2) while the other is carbon dioxide (CO2). One is a liquid while the other is a solid. One boils while the other sublimates. There really isn't any likelihood in confusing the two.
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Did you have to tidy all that up
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Of course. It's rude leaving bits of shattered kiosk ball scattered about.
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Where did you get that pink thing
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From the mall... We say as much in the video.
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I think that the ball will be stone cold and solid
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This was... disappointing. Why was it unexpected, that the thing" self destruct"? you freeze its surface, and the gas inside is still contracting. Well,
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Because of previous experience, primarily with balloons. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enEtTV-FyCU or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghXaUErEjac or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgTTUuJZAFs They collapse, but don't self-destruct. As was stated in this video, since the giant kiosk ball is sort of like a balloon, it might behave the same way.
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Have you ever tried putting a water balloon in liquid nitrogen, or even tried to fill a water balloon with said liquid nitrogen?
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This is the only reason they got big lmao.
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Yeah. It's kind of ridiculous.
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the ladling was bad science, atleast without measuring when you began and at what rate with what volume ladle.
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+lobyouster It's about two liters. It's still around... somewhere. We can determine it's volume more precisely if you need us to.
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I noticed you were wearing gloves. Its actually better not to wear gloves because the liquid nitrogen can freeze the glove and harm your hand. When you don't wear gloves, it won't freeze your hand because it is sitting on a pocket of gas. If you want to see what happens search for Rosanna Pansino playing with nitrogen.
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That is very wrong. Yes, the Leidenfrost Effect will protect your hand for a brief time. However, the Leidenfrost Effect doesn't happen for free. It takes energy to make the nitrogen boil (which forms the insulating layer of gas) and that energy comes from whatever the nitrogen is touching. If that's your hand, your hand gets colder. Keep the nitrogen there for long enough and your hand will freeze. How about a glove? The glove is nearly as warm as your hand. It also causes the liquid nitrogen to boil and form an insulating layer of gas. The Leidenfrost Effect protects the glove just as well as it protects your bare hand. And, just like your bare hand, keep the nitrogen on the glove for long enough and the glove will get cold enough where it can damage your hand. Why wearing a glove is safer is simply a matter of math. To freeze your hand, you need to remove a certain amount of energy, whether or not you are wearing a glove. Let's call this amount of energy H. To freeze the glove to the point where it becomes dangerous, you need to remove a certain amount of energy. Let's call this amount of energy G. If you're wearing a glove, you need to cool the glove and then your hand, so the amount of energy required is G + H. If you're not wearing a glove, you only need to cool your hand, so the amount of energy required is just H. Clearly, G + H is greater than H. If you wear a glove, it takes more nitrogen to hurt you. That's a good thing! You can walk away from larger splashes unharmed if you wear gloves! Recast this in terms of sunscreen. Can you get a sunburn while wearing sunscreen? Sure. But, you get sunburn faster without sunscreen. Gloves basically play the role of sunscreen. Can you get hurt with gloves on? Sure. But, you get hurt sooner/easier without them. One additional thing that the 'don't wear gloves' crowd never seems to consider... Liquid nitrogen makes other things cold, too. Like, that metal bowl. What do you suppose would happen if that were picked up without wearing gloves? The Leidenfrost Effect won't help you since the bowl won't boil and form an insulating layer of gas between you and it... Is that really something you want to touch with your bare hand?? In short, wear gloves.
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Now I know what to do with liquid nitrogen!
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Not talking about the comments  about taking a bath in it.(raditya armstrong)
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oh i knew it was gonna pop.... im 13 o-o. is there scientific evidence of reasons it WOULDNT? i thought that was common knowledge :I
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Balloons don't pop - "Liquid Nitrogen Experiments: The Balloon" Racquetballs and ping-pong balls don't pop - "Liquid Nitrogen Show!" So, yeah, there's reasonable expectation that the kiosk ball wouldn't pop.
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Wouldn't it be better practice to know what the actual gas is inside?
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+Jefferson Lab What if the gas inside the giant kiosk ball was harmless until exposed to nitrogen gases?
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+recipeez 78% of the air is nitrogen gas. If the gas inside the ball became dangerous when exposed to nitrogen gas, then we're back to lawsuit city after the first one gets cracked open by some kid.
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those macs in the background are pretty old !
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Yep. And the wall behind them is even older. For the moment, they both do the job that's required of them, which is nice.
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There's an ice cream place by my house that uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the ice cream.
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hmm he seems so mezmerize witht he ball xD
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You are wasting nitrogen like that.. It cost a lot
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+Jefferson Lab I wasnt aware of that..  than its feasible.. but somewhere in the net they said it cost hundreds of dollars.. for small size bottle.. !!!
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+Prem Krishna Chettri The containers are expensive, but the containers aren't nitrogen. This is a little like saying that gas costs a lot because you have to buy a car to put it in. The largest tank we use in these videos costs about $800, but it only holds about 50 cents worth of nitrogen.
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the reason it exploded is the ball froze but the air pressure was still the degrading, stretching out the air and creating a high powered vacuum that caused it to explode
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So, take action and watch something else. We won't be offended.
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Luna Lovegood? Is that you? Like if you thought the same thing I did.
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