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  1. Gavin Scott says:

    So, just as another anecdote in the “don’t try this at home with LN” category, when I was a kid growing up in Irvine, CA, we would go each year to the UC Irvine Open House where various departments would put on displays and demonstrations, including fun stuff from the engineering and physics departments (like tours of the nuclear reactor before having one became somewhat less trendy after Three Mile Island).

    One year (circa 1971) there were some students who had a huge glass dewar full of liquid N to probably 20 inches in depth or so. One of them would plunge his entire arm into this up to nearly the shoulder for several seconds, providing the most impressive demonstration of the Leidenfrost effect that I’ve ever seen.

    So, ya know, the whole fingers thing just isn’t that impressive by comparison :)


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