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The sting tasted spicy.
I would need to look into bee venom in more detail, but it's certainly true that other insects produce sting venoms with interesting tastes. In Australia on bush walks in Kakadu we had fun licking the rear ends of green tree ants. The formic acid they produce has a lemony taste.
It's also worth highlighting that the Cambridge Distillery are making gin from ants:
I've tried it and it is quite frankly f-ANT-tastic. No, it really is!
This summer I saw, that here in Austria there were made bathing suits and bathing pants (for men & women) out of straws from Mc Donalds. Bc they wanted to quit the plastic straw production at Mc Donalds. But as this was only a limited edition I guess that not many people got the striped bathing wardrobeAh, so they will get bathing clothes which have been kissed by other people when they were straws...
Haha what a funny video! I guess if a hamster has no much space in its cage and sees the wheel, it automatically thinks of going inside and when it sees, that is spins, it will stay in so that it can do movements for its legs. Bc hamsters need movement, as they are going miles in the wild and therefore they really need to do "sports". For them this is the only possibility in the cage mostly.So a maze will also work?
I'm with Bored Chemist on this. I don't think it will make a huge difference. If you put a fairly heavy spoon in there, then that will absorb some heat initially until it reaches thermal equibrium. I doubt the rest of the spoon will have much of a wicking effect - compare the area of the exposed spoonhandle to the exposed top-surface of the coffee (and the cup/mug).Then should we use a knife instead? Or a sword? Or a lance?
While you stir the drink then it should cool down quicker as you keep mixing/bringing the hottest liquid to the periphery (without stirring you'll get a more gradual thermal gradient which will reduce the rate of cooling).
Re gesture:Which hand gesture is "O.K." and what does that hand gesture mean in other countries?
the same gesture can have completely different in meanings in different countries,
e.g. the "O.K." hand gesture is offensive in most countries.
The closest living relatives of dinosaurs are Archosaurs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ArchosaurReading the name, I never thought that it was a bird. I thought it was a turtle/tortoise whose body looks like a lizard because I thought that Archosaur = Archelon + Sauros
Takes me back to a book of home chemistry experiments I had a a kid. Clifford is right, the coffee or the milk must have been acidic and what you have got is casein plastic, the casein in the milk has formed a long chain. I suspect that although the milk was ok it might have been close to turning hence more lactic acid.I remember back then when I was a teenager, my parents often asked me to buy milk from the dairy farm. After I boiled it, there's something which looked like a layer of thin plastic covering the surface. I tried to eat it and immediately feeling dizzy afterwards. What was that?
Well, we once had two mini hamsters (those that are approx the size of your first thumb joint). They had a 3 floor cage of approx. 80cm x 40cm. Plenty of room for two such whimsical creatures you'd think yet they still LOVED nothing better than that wheel.Glad to know that the hamsters did having fun with the wheel. I recall some months ago I encountered a video on Facebook showing a cat trying a hamster wheel and gave up after just a few spin with annoyed expression.
There are a few indoor snow ski slopes in the UK. Far better to injure yourself near an NHS hospital than have to be helicoptered to a Swiss clinic and fill in lots of paperwork. As the outdoor ambient can be as high as 40 deg C, you can get sunstroke, frostbite and a broken leg all in one day. It's even better than sailing!That's kinda... ironic. To be able to be damaged by heat and cold at the same day...
Quote from: Monox D. I-FlyBut I live near the equator. Can a lake nearby from my place be used to make snow?The Himalayas are near the equator, and you can make snow there.
But the general condition for a stable snow pack is temperatures less than 0°C, over a period of weeks.
Near the equator, you need to be at high elevation to get temperatures that low (see the Wikipedia link above suggesting that temperatures reduce by about 6.5°C for every kilometre in altitude)..
Cooling things down on the other hand slows down all chemical reactions and if you get it cold enough it virtually stops everything so preserving the body.Just the body, right? If a living person is cooled down to the point that everything stops that means it includes the heart, right?
But I live near the equator. Can a lake nearby from my place be used to make snow?Quote from: Monox D. I-FlyThat's cool! Can people make snow with that?The easiest way to make snow is on the ground, out of water pumped from a lake. All the water gets turned into snow, and it lands where you want it, on the ski slope.
My family is from the small town of Naica and many of my relatives still live there and work the mines. I have had the pleasure of seeing the caves firsthand. Of course at the extremely high temperatures and 100 percent humidity you can only stand to be in the cave for minutes at a time and are immediately drenched and dehydrated, but it's well worth it. I feel very lucky to have experienced a wonder of our earth.How much was the temperature there?
That's cool! Can people make snow with that?Quote from: Monox D. I-FlyThat means it's cold instead of hot?Yes, at the cruising altitude of a jet plane (around 10km or 30,000 feet up), the air is very cold: often -40C to -60C.
- If the humidity is such that water vapor in the jet exhaust forms visible droplets, they tend to freeze into ice crystals.
In the arctic regions, you can bet your money on the mammalAre there even any reptiles in the arctic regions?
An ironic thread on which to practice necromancy.Because there is no rule against necro-posting, and my post isn't out of topic either.
Why do you do it?