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Video: If watching dry ice sublimate is already one of life's pleasures, what can we call the joy of watching dry ice being submerged in water? Never seen it? Forgotten what it looks like? Well, watch this whole brick of dry ice get stuck underwater and check out how the carbon dioxide gas just bubbles up to the surface while forming a slithery, almost refractive layer around the dry ice. The dry ice almost takes an amorphous shape.

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Video: Watching dry ice sublimate (turn into gas instead of liquid) still manages to make me feel like a kid again. The kind of kid who is unsure of the difference between science and magic. OK, not quite ... I'm old now and it's impossible to ever look at things so innocently any more. But when I see the carbon dioxide gas immediately escape the frozen dry ice, I can't help but be entranced. Especially when it's shot up close like this.

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Video: It's flame retardant tinsel (which has absolutely no chance of standing up to the mighty red hot nickel ball), which probably explains why the smoke it releases looks so damn toxic. I mean, the smoke is so thick that it looks like it's a yellow green grey sludge and not actually smoke. Inhaling one puff of that smog's fart must knock you out cold and re-arrange your sense of smell for life.