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2017-02-03 8:42:03 AM  
This would be big news if it was 6 years ago.
 
2017-02-03 8:52:35 AM  
Except this was one of those things that nearly absolutely no one does, until they hear about how dangerous it is in news articles.
 
2017-02-03 8:53:08 AM  

Walker: This would be big news if it was 6 years ago.


Oh lets do a "how old is this news" thread!

I used to do this in cub scouts so it was old news 25 years ago.
 
2017-02-03 8:53:50 AM  
 
2017-02-03 8:54:08 AM  
I know I'm old when I think to myself, "Wow, the idiots I went to school with did this."

Be a man: use lye
 
2017-02-03 8:55:09 AM  
Hey give Darwin a chance.
 
2017-02-03 8:55:13 AM  
Not really 'news'. When I was a kid back in the early 70's we were dumb enough to do this. The variant was that you had to hold the cube and salt in your fist, run around the outside of your house and then the blister would be in the shape of the fist initial of the girl you were going to marry.

Yeah, kids are dumb. But we were about 9 to 10, these morons are old enough to know better.
 
2017-02-03 8:56:04 AM  
I'd rather use the ice and salt trick to make ice cream.
 
2017-02-03 8:58:24 AM  

Splinthar: Oh lets do a "how old is this news" thread!

I used to do this in cub scouts so it was old news 25 years ago.


If it's what I remember, I was stupid enough to do this in high school.  You've got about five years of hard core on me, though.  Got a nice big frozen frostbite lump in the middle of my palm.  I was even specifically warned against doing it by the guy who suggested it.  I did it to 'prove' I could take the pain (like I said, high school...).  Not sure why the others did when they heard the guy saying "Dude, don't do this" to me but not them.
 
2017-02-03 8:59:28 AM  
I hear you're extra awesome if you do this to your eyes.

All the cool kids are doing it.
 
2017-02-03 8:59:50 AM  
Jenkem!
 
2017-02-03 9:00:16 AM  
Got to go against the doctors on this one. I encourage this behavior. If stupid folks wish to mark themselves so others can better identify the stupid and avoid contact, all the better. Then the stupid won't panic when more thoughtful people start throwing their $2 words around all willy-nilly. Plus, easy money for doctors.

Everybody wins.
 
2017-02-03 9:00:46 AM  
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2017-02-03 9:00:57 AM  

Xetal: I hear you're extra awesome if you do this to your eyes.

All the cool kids are doing it.


"The burning means it's working!"
 
2017-02-03 9:01:20 AM  
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2017-02-03 9:04:38 AM  

aevorea: I know I'm old when I think to myself, "Wow, the idiots I went to school with did this."

Be a man: use lye


I may look back on this moment and think, "His name was aevorea."
 
2017-02-03 9:06:05 AM  
Can you hear me?
 
2017-02-03 9:07:05 AM  
Still no word on the "Straight A challenge" or the "Be nice to everyone you meet" challenge?
 
2017-02-03 9:07:21 AM  
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2017-02-03 9:09:22 AM  
Let 'em do it. Cheaper than a tattoo.
 
2017-02-03 9:09:40 AM  
I spilled gas on my hand once when it was -35°C. That left a mark.
 
2017-02-03 9:10:30 AM  
You can chill a room temp beer in a few minutes this way.
 
2017-02-03 9:10:32 AM  
"That salt lowers the temperature of the ice-cube"

That's not how this works.... That's not how any if this works...
 
2017-02-03 9:13:04 AM  
I told my kids years ago that if you see some windowlicker on youtube doing it, you probably shouldn't.
 
2017-02-03 9:15:21 AM  
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2017-02-03 9:15:24 AM  
When I was in boarding school, we would piss off the waiters (students on scholarship) by freezing glasses to plates.
 
2017-02-03 9:17:02 AM  
Stop calling everything a "challenge".
This is a hack. It's the Salt/Ice Hack.
 
2017-02-03 9:24:32 AM  
They use ice water to study pain thresholds. Sounds like fun.
 
2017-02-03 9:28:12 AM  

StopDaddy: Xetal: I hear you're extra awesome if you do this to your eyes.

All the cool kids are doing it.

"The burning means it's working!"


Here, huff this to take the edge off.
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2017-02-03 9:28:23 AM  
Stupidity ought to be painful.
 
2017-02-03 9:29:16 AM  
Walker

This would be big news if it was 6 years ago.


Well it is an AOL link
 
2017-02-03 9:36:42 AM  
I once saw a YouTube video where a guy was showing how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey.

He said you could thaw the bird in the refrigerator or on the kitchen counter.

I had sympathetic squirts for hours.

Then there's the idiot who insists you can save money on a pizza stone by going to HomeDepot and buying a travertine marble tile. She doesn't bother to talk about the cutting fluids, the fillers and polishing compounds used in making that tile.
 
2017-02-03 9:39:43 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Walker

This would be big news if it was 6 years ago.

Well it is an AOL link


Those CD's they used to send in the mail, so many CD's.
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2017-02-03 9:42:00 AM  

Death From The Side: I spilled gas on my hand once when it was -35°C. That left a mark.


I got 35% solution hydrogen peroxide on my left hand once. It had spilled in a chest freezer I was digging around in, and I only noticed when the skin on my palm and middle 3 fingers on that hand turned white and started to de-glove. It wound up peeling pretty bad.
 
2017-02-03 9:43:15 AM  
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2017-02-03 9:45:04 AM  
In school we had a 'toughness' test where you'd let someone erase the back of your hand really hard until you had like a layer of skin left.

I volunteered to be a complete wussbag.  I'm curious if any of the REAL tough guys still have scars on the back of their hands.

Idiots.
 
2017-02-03 9:45:50 AM  

Evil Mackerel: StopDaddy: Xetal: I hear you're extra awesome if you do this to your eyes.

All the cool kids are doing it.

"The burning means it's working!"

Here, huff this to take the edge off.
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While I like where you were going with that, I think those are CO2 cartridges.
 
2017-02-03 9:47:07 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: I once saw a YouTube video where a guy was showing how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey.

He said you could thaw the bird in the refrigerator or on the kitchen counter.

I had sympathetic squirts for hours.

Then there's the idiot who insists you can save money on a pizza stone by going to HomeDepot and buying a travertine marble tile. She doesn't bother to talk about the cutting fluids, the fillers and polishing compounds used in making that tile.


Reminds me of the guys who were using a homemade 2 kVA transformer to melt metal, including galvanized steel. I hear inhaling zinc is fantastic for you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_fume_fever
 
2017-02-03 9:48:40 AM  

washington-babylon: Death From The Side: I spilled gas on my hand once when it was -35°C. That left a mark.

I got 35% solution hydrogen peroxide on my left hand once. It had spilled in a chest freezer I was digging around in, and I only noticed when the skin on my palm and middle 3 fingers on that hand turned white and started to de-glove. It wound up peeling pretty bad.


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Why would you put hydrogen peroxide in a chest freezer?

Though I did get to use "de-glove" while rock climbing to a know it all who was tying in badly and was catching her enormo-rings on her rope.  This was after she made a smart remark to my wife who had gently reminded her she was also still wearing huge hoop earrings.
 
2017-02-03 9:48:50 AM  

Son of Dad: While I like where you were going with that, I think those are CO2 cartridges.


I'd think if you stuck a couple of them right under your nose and punctured them, there's a chance you'd suffocate or at least pass out.
 
2017-02-03 9:51:08 AM  
In electronics class we'd find the biggest capacitor we could and attach bare wires to the leads and then coil them around the barrel. Then we'd charge it up and toss it to somebody. When they caught it they'd complete the circuit between the wires and zap themselves. I suppose these days they'd send us to prison for a couple years.
 
2017-02-03 9:51:22 AM  

Son of Dad: Evil Mackerel: StopDaddy: Xetal: I hear you're extra awesome if you do this to your eyes.

All the cool kids are doing it.

"The burning means it's working!"

Here, huff this to take the edge off.
[img.fark.net image 337x286]

While I like where you were going with that, I think those are CO2 cartridges.


Yes they are but, if your stupid enough to scar your self on a dare your probably dumb enough to think that they will get you high.
 
2017-02-03 9:55:16 AM  

Splinthar: washington-babylon: Death From The Side: I spilled gas on my hand once when it was -35°C. That left a mark.

I got 35% solution hydrogen peroxide on my left hand once. It had spilled in a chest freezer I was digging around in, and I only noticed when the skin on my palm and middle 3 fingers on that hand turned white and started to de-glove. It wound up peeling pretty bad.

[i.imgur.com image 576x343]
Why would you put hydrogen peroxide in a chest freezer?

Though I did get to use "de-glove" while rock climbing to a know it all who was tying in badly and was catching her enormo-rings on her rope.  This was after she made a smart remark to my wife who had gently reminded her she was also still wearing huge hoop earrings.


Back in my climbing days I remember a well meaning parent forcing their kid to wear a bicycle helmet on the wall. It had a visor sticking way out and holes on top. The employees had to rush to get this kid to take the neck breaker off. Poor kid could finally climb properly. Some people are idiots.
 
2017-02-03 9:55:45 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: I once saw a YouTube video where a guy was showing how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey.

He said you could thaw the bird in the refrigerator or on the kitchen counter.

I had sympathetic squirts for hours.

Then there's the idiot who insists you can save money on a pizza stone by going to HomeDepot and buying a travertine marble tile. She doesn't bother to talk about the cutting fluids, the fillers and polishing compounds used in making that tile.

Reminds me of the guys who were using a homemade 2 kVA transformer to melt metal, including galvanized steel. I hear inhaling zinc is fantastic for you.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_fume_fever


Yep. There's a guy on YouTube who built coffee roaster using a heat gun, a low speed cordless drill attached to a bright new shiny flour sifter. An 11 minute roast is a wonderful thing but anything that isn't true stainless steel being heated to 700 or 900 degrees isn't for me. Plus, who knows what kind of insulation is in the heat gun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LivLKX9L6Rk
 
2017-02-03 9:55:57 AM  
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2017-02-03 9:56:02 AM  
We're still on for the rainbow parties though, right?
 
2017-02-03 9:57:21 AM  

Walker: Random Anonymous Blackmail: Walker

This would be big news if it was 6 years ago.

Well it is an AOL link

Those CD's they used to send in the mail, so many CD's.
[img.fark.net image 420x314]


I swear some of those labels look like they should be on a box of laundry detergent.
 
2017-02-03 9:58:17 AM  
It's only cool if you do it on your genitals so that you can't breed.
 
2017-02-03 10:09:03 AM  

Xetal: I hear you're extra awesome if you do this to your eyes.

All the cool kids are doing it.


Nuts. Let Darwin win.
 
2017-02-03 10:12:28 AM  

Begoggle: Stop calling everything a "challenge".
This is a hack. It's the Salt/Ice Hack.


Those who do it are "challenged"
 
2017-02-03 10:14:51 AM  
I think kids who try this need a free set of lawn darts.
 
2017-02-03 10:16:45 AM  

Xetal: I hear you're extra awesome if you do this to your eyes.

All the cool kids are doing it.


I did it, and now I can see all of time and space

/except the visible light spectrum, of course
 
2017-02-03 10:18:32 AM  
As an aside, I was gaming at a friend's house when this idiot dude who was there thought it would be funny to turn a can of compressed air upside down and spray it on my hand.

The nerve endings grew back in about 10 years.
 
2017-02-03 10:19:08 AM  

StopDaddy: Xetal: I hear you're extra awesome if you do this to your eyes.

All the cool kids are doing it.

"The burning means it's working!"


No pain, no gain.
 
2017-02-03 10:20:45 AM  

That Guy...From That Show!: [img.fark.net image 777x901]


The type of dumbass that would try this without first checking online about the actual chemical reaction deserves to have his internet cut off permanently.
 
2017-02-03 10:23:46 AM  

washington-babylon: Death From The Side: I spilled gas on my hand once when it was -35°C. That left a mark.

I got 35% solution hydrogen peroxide on my left hand once. It had spilled in a chest freezer I was digging around in, and I only noticed when the skin on my palm and middle 3 fingers on that hand turned white and started to de-glove. It wound up peeling pretty bad.


had an uncontrollable physical reaction when I read the word "de-glove"

/shuddered whilst typing it
 
2017-02-03 10:25:57 AM  

reillan: As an aside, I was gaming at a friend's house when this idiot dude who was there thought it would be funny to turn a can of compressed air upside down and spray it on my hand.

The nerve endings grew back in about 10 years.


I was convinced while I was a teenager that that was the reason there were restrictions on purchasing the stuff, not getting high off the propellant.

/sheltered
 
2017-02-03 10:35:56 AM  

Xetal: I hear you're extra awesome if you do this to your eyes.

All the cool kids are doing it.


My sister convinced a 9 year old me to put Vicky Vapor Rub on my eyelids. Good times good times.
 
2017-02-03 10:38:13 AM  
I wonder if you could give yourself frostbite branding/scarification this way.  Carve the cube into shapes and do it.
 
2017-02-03 10:38:58 AM  

Calypsocookie: Xetal: I hear you're extra awesome if you do this to your eyes.

All the cool kids are doing it.

My sister convinced a 9 year old me to put Vicky Vapor Rub on my eyelids. Good times good times.


Vicks stupid auto correct.
 
2017-02-03 10:39:05 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: I think kids who try this need a free set of lawn darts.


Kids would try this will pay you  for lawn darts and then pay extra for you to sharpen them.
 
2017-02-03 10:45:30 AM  

awruk!: "That salt lowers the temperature of the ice-cube"

That's not how this works.... That's not how any if this works...


Nobody else is outraged enough about the stupidity of the author to post about this?
 
2017-02-03 10:47:03 AM  
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2017-02-03 10:48:33 AM  
Self thinning behavior.

\ I did this on a dare in 6th grade back in 1970.
\\ It was stupid then
\\\ It is stupid now.
 
2017-02-03 10:50:06 AM  

Smoking GNU: That Guy...From That Show!: [img.fark.net image 777x901]

The type of dumbass that would try this without first checking online about the actual chemical reaction deserves to have his internet cut off permanently.


Y'know, I never thought to warn my 9-13 year olds that there are people out there actively trying to kill them.
 
2017-02-03 10:52:00 AM  

Russ1642: Splinthar: washington-babylon: Death From The Side: I spilled gas on my hand once when it was -35°C. That left a mark.

I got 35% solution hydrogen peroxide on my left hand once. It had spilled in a chest freezer I was digging around in, and I only noticed when the skin on my palm and middle 3 fingers on that hand turned white and started to de-glove. It wound up peeling pretty bad.

[i.imgur.com image 576x343]
Why would you put hydrogen peroxide in a chest freezer?

Though I did get to use "de-glove" while rock climbing to a know it all who was tying in badly and was catching her enormo-rings on her rope.  This was after she made a smart remark to my wife who had gently reminded her she was also still wearing huge hoop earrings.

Back in my climbing days I remember a well meaning parent forcing their kid to wear a bicycle helmet on the wall. It had a visor sticking way out and holes on top. The employees had to rush to get this kid to take the neck breaker off. Poor kid could finally climb properly. Some people are idiots.


If your suggesting that climbing with out a helmet is ok then Yes some people are idiots - including you
 
2017-02-03 10:52:35 AM  

Capt.Plywood: [img.fark.net image 640x267]


I knew two dudes who did that after watching that movie.

I can't call them out for their stupidity as I did go on to date one of them.  ::sad face::
 
2017-02-03 10:53:06 AM  

Arty Fresno: I can't believe the stupidity of some people.  Who would actually get their news from AOL?

Hell, I clicked a thread for an AOL greenlight on Fark.  And now I'm commenting about it.  I'm not proud of myself.  But at least I have company.
 
2017-02-03 10:56:41 AM  

RankStranger: Russ1642: Splinthar: washington-babylon: Death From The Side: I spilled gas on my hand once when it was -35°C. That left a mark.

I got 35% solution hydrogen peroxide on my left hand once. It had spilled in a chest freezer I was digging around in, and I only noticed when the skin on my palm and middle 3 fingers on that hand turned white and started to de-glove. It wound up peeling pretty bad.

[i.imgur.com image 576x343]
Why would you put hydrogen peroxide in a chest freezer?

Though I did get to use "de-glove" while rock climbing to a know it all who was tying in badly and was catching her enormo-rings on her rope.  This was after she made a smart remark to my wife who had gently reminded her she was also still wearing huge hoop earrings.

Back in my climbing days I remember a well meaning parent forcing their kid to wear a bicycle helmet on the wall. It had a visor sticking way out and holes on top. The employees had to rush to get this kid to take the neck breaker off. Poor kid could finally climb properly. Some people are idiots.

If your suggesting that climbing with out a helmet is ok then Yes some people are idiots - including you


The wrong equipment is worse than no equipment, especially since climbing indoors you don't have things like loose rocks so the only thing you would be protecting against is impacting the wall.  Why is wrong equipment bad?  Cause if you have equipment you will think it will work and take risks you wouldn't take if you had zero equipment, so when it fails you are in a more exposed position. 

Bicycle helmets aren't built for that kind of impact, and if there was a visor you are increasing the likelihood that the helmet will jerk or twist your neck when you swing into the wall.  Hockey helmet might be better or an actual climbing helmet.

Course you probably missed the use of the term wall which is why you are going all "IF YOU DON"T HAVE A HELMET WHY ARE YOU ROCK CLIMBING."

Point o
 
2017-02-03 10:57:17 AM  

aevorea: I know I'm old when I think to myself, "Wow, the idiots I went to school with did this."

Be a man: use lye


I believe you mean 'alternate ice'
 
2017-02-03 10:59:43 AM  
I can't wait for someone to tell these kids you can buy dry ice by the pound.
 
2017-02-03 11:08:55 AM  

vudukungfu: Still no word on the "Straight A challenge" or the "Be nice to everyone you meet" challenge?


Seriously.  At this point, as much as I love my life, I have an absurd amount of melancholy at the idea that we've just outlived our coolness as a mammal.

Let the hedgehogs have the place.  They're way cuter.
 
2017-02-03 11:10:16 AM  

ghettodwarf: washington-babylon: Death From The Side: I spilled gas on my hand once when it was -35°C. That left a mark.

I got 35% solution hydrogen peroxide on my left hand once. It had spilled in a chest freezer I was digging around in, and I only noticed when the skin on my palm and middle 3 fingers on that hand turned white and started to de-glove. It wound up peeling pretty bad.

had an uncontrollable physical reaction when I read the word "de-glove"

/shuddered whilst typing it


Maybe if you do a google image search it will be better?
Didn't someone mention in the past weird ER events something about penis de-gloving?

As for the cube challenge, I did this back in the 90s. I don't recall anyone teaching us, just coming up with it. The heat transfer was so quick I was challenging the buddies to keep holding the cube for 1 minute. Most didn't last 30 seconds. Then they turned the challenge back at me.
Luckily the frostbite/blisters went away after about 2 weeks if memory serves me right.
I lasted the full minute.
For those of you stupid enough (join us!) to try this, spread about a spoon of salt across your palm, place an ice cube, close fist over cube.
Do this over a sink with warm water running so you can put your hand under the running water when you shout out and drop the cube in.

Keep in mind that when I opened my hand and dropped what was left of the cube/salt, the wrinkles in my hand did NOT unclench. The were probably frozen.
I blood didn't come back for a while into my palm in the main contact areas. That's where the blisters appeared.
I was lucky enough to not get any infections or nerve damage, so really, if you want to try it just to feel how bad it stings, try it, but don't last for more than 30 seconds. Just drop it.
Otherwise much worse things can happen to you, which can include nerve damage as mentioned above, or lose a finger due to frostbite.

/I think I have 2-3 such self-inflicted scars, including the even dumber cigarette challenge
//that's not counting the "watch this!' injuries
///nor the "what the hell were you thinking" injuries, including but not limited to grabbing a rope trying to stop a really large calf. Don't ask.
////I REGRET NOTHING!!
//Ok, maybe the cigarette thing was really stupid as that that one was obvious harm
 
2017-02-03 11:11:07 AM  

washington-babylon: I got 35% solution hydrogen peroxide on my left hand once. It had spilled in a chest freezer I was digging around in


Why did you have 35% peroxide in your chest freezer?
 
2017-02-03 11:12:09 AM  

cmccorvey: Not really 'news'. When I was a kid back in the early 70's we were dumb enough to do this. The variant was that you had to hold the cube and salt in your fist, run around the outside of your house and then the blister would be in the shape of the fist initial of the girl you were going to marry.

Yeah, kids are dumb. But we were about 9 to 10, these morons are old enough to know better.


Or the initial fist.
 
2017-02-03 11:23:07 AM  

Splinthar: Cause if you have equipment you will think it will work and take risks you wouldn't take if you had zero equipment

... Bicycle helmets aren't built for that kind of impact

No, I'm with the other poster.  Not sure what sort of impact you're expecting at an indoor climbing wall, but your story was silly.  While I appreciate the helmet was unnecessary, perhaps even hindering, there was no peril.

Splinthar: The employees had to rush to get this kid to take the neck breaker off.


Way too dramatic.  You're the fellow employee I learn to never ask, "How is your day?"
 
2017-02-03 11:23:09 AM  

Resident Muslim: ghettodwarf: washington-babylon: Death From The Side: I spilled gas on my hand once when it was -35°C. That left a mark.

I got 35% solution hydrogen peroxide on my left hand once. It had spilled in a chest freezer I was digging around in, and I only noticed when the skin on my palm and middle 3 fingers on that hand turned white and started to de-glove. It wound up peeling pretty bad.

had an uncontrollable physical reaction when I read the word "de-glove"

/shuddered whilst typing it

Maybe if you do a google image search it will be better?
Didn't someone mention in the past weird ER events something about penis de-gloving?

As for the cube challenge, I did this back in the 90s. I don't recall anyone teaching us, just coming up with it. The heat transfer was so quick I was challenging the buddies to keep holding the cube for 1 minute. Most didn't last 30 seconds. Then they turned the challenge back at me.
Luckily the frostbite/blisters went away after about 2 weeks if memory serves me right.
I lasted the full minute.
For those of you stupid enough (join us!) to try this, spread about a spoon of salt across your palm, place an ice cube, close fist over cube.
Do this over a sink with warm water running so you can put your hand under the running water when you shout out and drop the cube in.

Keep in mind that when I opened my hand and dropped what was left of the cube/salt, the wrinkles in my hand did NOT unclench. The were probably frozen.
I blood didn't come back for a while into my palm in the main contact areas. That's where the blisters appeared.
I was lucky enough to not get any infections or nerve damage, so really, if you want to try it just to feel how bad it stings, try it, but don't last for more than 30 seconds. Just drop it.
Otherwise much worse things can happen to you, which can include nerve damage as mentioned above, or lose a finger due to frostbite.

/I think I have 2-3 such self-inflicted scars, including the even dumber cigarette challenge
//that ...


thanks for the seizure.
/I'm a visual person
//pretty sure I went to high school with your clone...he pierced his own nipple with an ice cube and a safety pin, twice(second time was after the first got ripped out playing basketball)
///I just seized again.
 
2017-02-03 11:31:17 AM  
Just watched "dare to be stupid" on the YouTube so im getting a nostalgic kick out od these replies.  i defend doing stupid things like this when you are a kid.  It is the stupid things you do when you are an adult that really fark things up for everybody.
 
2017-02-03 11:32:48 AM  
Kids - still crazy after all these years.
 
2017-02-03 11:39:06 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: I can't wait for someone to tell these kids you can buy dry ice by the pound.


For best results, put it in acetone.
 
2017-02-03 11:43:07 AM  
Its good to see kids getting into science
 
2017-02-03 11:48:48 AM  

Ivo Shandor: Tr0mBoNe: I can't wait for someone to tell these kids you can buy dry ice by the pound.

For best results, put it in acetone.


*looks up dry ice in acetone*

What an interesting chart!
 
2017-02-03 11:54:01 AM  
May I suggest the baseball bat head challenge? It's the only way to see who is TOUGHER.
 
2017-02-03 12:10:12 PM  
I've heard the kids around here get all hopped up on jenkem and do this at their rainbow parties.
 
2017-02-03 12:15:25 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: Son of Dad: While I like where you were going with that, I think those are CO2 cartridges.

I'd think if you stuck a couple of them right under your nose and punctured them, there's a chance you'd suffocate or at least pass out.


SO your saying it's a cheap legal high! Imma tell the kids at school about this.
 
2017-02-03 12:24:59 PM  
my friends and i did this quite a bit back in early 2000's, inspired by fight club. We were young, dumb and in Newark Ohio. Usually would do this at 3am at Tee-Jays in between cups of coffee. Not much else to do in that area, then or now.
 
2017-02-03 12:34:41 PM  
if putting salt on ice makes it cooler then.....if we put salt on ice outside to melt it....wouldn't it get colder....

/yep if you read it on the internet it is fact.
//changing the freezing point is not the same.
 
2017-02-03 12:48:35 PM  
FTA: You'll never have like hair if you did it on your arms. So you'll have a bald patch."
Damn! I have been stuck with shaving for years, never want a beard and here is a quick fix. And for you ladies out there: No more having to scrape your legs and arm pits ever again, and a one stop treatment for 'another' region too.
 
2017-02-03 1:01:58 PM  

WTP 2: if putting salt on ice makes it cooler then.....if we put salt on ice outside to melt it....wouldn't it get colder....


Yes it would. You end up with a salt solution which is colder than the ice you started with.
Lab: Temperature of Ice and Salt vs Time
Youtube iEpRihe8tKw
(skip to 1:50)
 
2017-02-03 1:12:12 PM  
Well, while I certainly did my share of dumb things as a child, I never participated in this form of stupid. So I have that going for me...
 
2017-02-03 1:24:20 PM  
and as this idoit is mutilating his body, he has tattoed on his wrist:

1 Cor 6:19
which is:
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;
 
2017-02-03 1:46:54 PM  
 I'm all for exploration of the "Wonders of Science" through experimentation but I wouldn't enjoy using my body parts.
 
2017-02-03 2:03:35 PM  

Russ1642: In electronics class we'd find the biggest capacitor we could and attach bare wires to the leads and then coil them around the barrel. Then we'd charge it up and toss it to somebody. When they caught it they'd complete the circuit between the wires and zap themselves. I suppose these days they'd send us to prison for a couple years.


Used to the same thing at work with old ignition condensers. Good times.Does not take long to figure that scheme out...
 
2017-02-03 2:07:47 PM  

Splinthar: washington-babylon: Death From The Side: I spilled gas on my hand once when it was -35°C. That left a mark.

I got 35% solution hydrogen peroxide on my left hand once. It had spilled in a chest freezer I was digging around in, and I only noticed when the skin on my palm and middle 3 fingers on that hand turned white and started to de-glove. It wound up peeling pretty bad.

[i.imgur.com image 576x343]
Why would you put hydrogen peroxide in a chest freezer?

Though I did get to use "de-glove" while rock climbing to a know it all who was tying in badly and was catching her enormo-rings on her rope.  This was after she made a smart remark to my wife who had gently reminded her she was also still wearing huge hoop earrings.


It wasn't my freezer, and I asked the exact same question. "Who the fark stores hydrogen peroxide in a freezer?" The answer I got was that it supposedly remains more stable at that high of a strength if it is kept cold, and they didn't want it in the refrigerator because stupid kids will drink stuff in a refrigerator. As good a reason as any I guess, but I was still very pissed off, especially when the peeling started.
 
2017-02-03 2:09:22 PM  

Splinthar: Walker: This would be big news if it was 6 years ago.

Oh lets do a "how old is this news" thread!

I used to do this in cub scouts so it was old news 25 years ago.


Hell one could do it making homemade ice cream, so it goes back even farther. But a cooler full of a salt/ice briny mix will chill your beer (and nerve endings too I suppose) in a hurry so there is that.
 
2017-02-03 2:27:38 PM  
Am I a bad person because, having never heard of this even though it has apparently been a thing forever, I am going to look for videos of people dumb enough to do it later today?
 
2017-02-03 2:31:49 PM  

washington-babylon: It wasn't my freezer, and I asked the exact same question. "Who the fark stores hydrogen peroxide in a freezer?" The answer I got was that it supposedly remains more stable at that high of a strength if it is kept cold, and they didn't want it in the refrigerator because stupid kids will drink stuff in a refrigerator.

That explains the where; it doesn't explain the why.  I don't even know where you'd get 35% solution in the first place.  Somebody swipe it from a chem lab?  You can do seriously dangerous stuff with that shiat.  Hell, it is dangerous stuff.
 
2017-02-03 2:43:29 PM  

Danger Mouse: and as this idoit is mutilating his body, he has tattoed on his wrist:

1 Cor 6:19
which is:
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;


You don't suppose that maybe he's trying in a completely juvenile "you can't tell me what to do" way to rebel?
 
2017-02-03 2:51:37 PM  

DRTFA: awruk!: "That salt lowers the temperature of the ice-cube"

That's not how this works.... That's not how any if this works...


Nobody else is outraged enough about the stupidity of the author to post about this?


I'm outraged enough.  I came to this thread to comment on it, or to make the obvious fake trend story comment.
 
2017-02-03 3:04:55 PM  

dragonchild: washington-babylon: It wasn't my freezer, and I asked the exact same question. "Who the fark stores hydrogen peroxide in a freezer?" The answer I got was that it supposedly remains more stable at that high of a strength if it is kept cold, and they didn't want it in the refrigerator because stupid kids will drink stuff in a refrigerator.
That explains the where; it doesn't explain the why.  I don't even know where you'd get 35% solution in the first place.  Somebody swipe it from a chem lab?  You can do seriously dangerous stuff with that shiat.  Hell, it is dangerous stuff.


Oh, that is easy. It also goes by the name "Food-grade hydrogen peroxide" although I am a bit fuzzy on what the fark you'd use it for that could be called "food". You can get it lots of places. Walmart carries it, tons of health food places have it, just google "Food grade hydrogen peroxide".
 
2017-02-03 3:59:42 PM  

aevorea: I know I'm old when I think to myself, "Wow, the idiots I went to school with did this."

Be a man: use lye


Nah -- Use metallic sodium & Ice Cubes!
 
2017-02-03 4:05:40 PM  

Arty Fresno: I can't believe the stupidity of some people.  Who would actually get their news from AOL?


Well -- The FOX News link didn't work...
 
2017-02-03 4:08:34 PM  

Russ1642: In electronics class we'd find the biggest capacitor we could and attach bare wires to the leads and then coil them around the barrel. Then we'd charge it up and toss it to somebody. When they caught it they'd complete the circuit between the wires and zap themselves. I suppose these days they'd send us to prison for a couple years.


We attached them to the door knob, then someone from the other side of the door would attempt to open it....
 
2017-02-03 4:20:42 PM  

washington-babylon: dragonchild: washington-babylon: It wasn't my freezer, and I asked the exact same question. "Who the fark stores hydrogen peroxide in a freezer?" The answer I got was that it supposedly remains more stable at that high of a strength if it is kept cold, and they didn't want it in the refrigerator because stupid kids will drink stuff in a refrigerator.
That explains the where; it doesn't explain the why.  I don't even know where you'd get 35% solution in the first place.  Somebody swipe it from a chem lab?  You can do seriously dangerous stuff with that shiat.  Hell, it is dangerous stuff.

Oh, that is easy. It also goes by the name "Food-grade hydrogen peroxide" although I am a bit fuzzy on what the fark you'd use it for that could be called "food". You can get it lots of places. Walmart carries it, tons of health food places have it, just google "Food grade hydrogen peroxide".


For this:

http://drinkh2o2.com/

My mom tried this in the dark ages before the internet, when Crazy wasn't posed on websites or tweeted, but Xeroxed and transferred from person to person.
 
2017-02-03 4:31:42 PM  

dragonchild: Arty Fresno: I can't believe the stupidity of some people.  Who would actually get their news from AOL?
Hell, I clicked a thread for an AOL greenlight on Fark.  And now I'm commenting about it.  I'm not proud of myself.  But at least I have company.


It's like having a time machine.
/One point twennyone jiggerwatts.
 
2017-02-03 5:25:58 PM  
 
2017-02-03 5:51:45 PM  
Pfffffft, amateurs. I'm waiting for kids to try out the Krokodil Challenge!
 
2017-02-03 6:09:59 PM  

cmccorvey: Not really 'news'. When I was a kid back in the early 70's we were dumb enough to do this. The variant was that you had to hold the cube and salt in your fist, run around the outside of your house and then the blister would be in the shape of the fist initial of the girl you were going to marry.

Yeah, kids are dumb. But we were about 9 to 10, these morons are old enough to know better.


We twisted the stem off an apple
 
2017-02-03 6:14:16 PM  

You Are All Sheep: In school we had a 'toughness' test where you'd let someone erase the back of your hand really hard until you had like a layer of skin left.

I volunteered to be a complete wussbag.  I'm curious if any of the REAL tough guys still have scars on the back of their hands.

Idiots.


No we dont
 
2017-02-03 6:52:39 PM  
You'll never have like hair if you did it on your arms.


But what about hair hair?
 
2017-02-03 6:53:07 PM  

Splinthar: washington-babylon: Death From The Side: I spilled gas on my hand once when it was -35°C. That left a mark.

I got 35% solution hydrogen peroxide on my left hand once. It had spilled in a chest freezer I was digging around in, and I only noticed when the skin on my palm and middle 3 fingers on that hand turned white and started to de-glove. It wound up peeling pretty bad.

[i.imgur.com image 576x343]
Why would you put hydrogen peroxide in a chest freezer?

Though I did get to use "de-glove" while rock climbing to a know it all who was tying in badly and was catching her enormo-rings on her rope.  This was after she made a smart remark to my wife who had gently reminded her she was also still wearing huge hoop earrings.


Glove evulsion. The word your looking for is glove evulsion.
 
2017-02-03 6:56:37 PM  

That Guy...From That Show!: [img.fark.net image 777x901]


Why basic chemistry classes can save lives.

/darwin
//missed it by that much
 
2017-02-03 7:32:32 PM  

naris: Russ1642: In electronics class we'd find the biggest capacitor we could and attach bare wires to the leads and then coil them around the barrel. Then we'd charge it up and toss it to somebody. When they caught it they'd complete the circuit between the wires and zap themselves. I suppose these days they'd send us to prison for a couple years.

We attached them to the door knob, then someone from the other side of the door would attempt to open it....


And nothing happened because that doesn't make a closed circuit involving the person on the other side?
 
2017-02-03 8:40:50 PM  
Huh.  I used to do this accidentally in winter stepping in the brine/slush in the street walking to school. Big deal.
 
nbt
2017-02-03 9:53:09 PM  
washington-babylon:
Oh, that is easy. It also goes by the name "Food-grade hydrogen peroxide" although I am a bit fuzzy on what the fark you'd use it for that could be called "food". You can get it lots of places. Walmart carries it, tons of health food places have it, just google "Food grade hydrogen peroxide".

Probably mostly used for fruit and veggie wash - diluted.  For shipping, 35% is a nice, stable concentration.  Even if you just wash the floor with it, if you make anything for human consumption the words "food grade" saves you having to justify having it in the building.

P.S.:  Don't drink hydrogen peroxide
 
2017-02-03 9:59:01 PM  

nbt: washington-babylon:
Oh, that is easy. It also goes by the name "Food-grade hydrogen peroxide" although I am a bit fuzzy on what the fark you'd use it for that could be called "food". You can get it lots of places. Walmart carries it, tons of health food places have it, just google "Food grade hydrogen peroxide".

Probably mostly used for fruit and veggie wash - diluted.  For shipping, 35% is a nice, stable concentration.  Even if you just wash the floor with it, if you make anything for human consumption the words "food grade" saves you having to justify having it in the building.

P.S.:  Don't drink hydrogen peroxide


I know a chick at work that drinks H2O2. She also believes in aliens, is a 9/11 truther, and voted for Hillary so is an all around nutbag. But she has nice tits and I get the drift that she might let me slide my tongue on them, so I'll try a ride on the crazy curve and see how it goes.
 
2017-02-04 7:01:09 AM  

DRTFA: awruk!: "That salt lowers the temperature of the ice-cube"

That's not how this works.... That's not how any if this works...

Nobody else is outraged enough about the stupidity of the author to post about this?


Thanks, 0rangeshiatgibbon!
 
2017-02-04 7:29:36 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: nbt: washington-babylon:
Oh, that is easy. It also goes by the name "Food-grade hydrogen peroxide" although I am a bit fuzzy on what the fark you'd use it for that could be called "food". You can get it lots of places. Walmart carries it, tons of health food places have it, just google "Food grade hydrogen peroxide".

Probably mostly used for fruit and veggie wash - diluted.  For shipping, 35% is a nice, stable concentration.  Even if you just wash the floor with it, if you make anything for human consumption the words "food grade" saves you having to justify having it in the building.

P.S.:  Don't drink hydrogen peroxide

I know a chick at work that drinks H2O2. She also believes in aliens, is a 9/11 truther, and voted for Hillary so is an all around nutbag. But she has nice tits and I get the drift that she might let me slide my tongue on them, so I'll try a ride on the crazy curve and see how it goes.


Your commitment to unsavoury pursuits in the interest of advancing science does you credit.
 
2017-02-04 8:07:07 AM  

Calypsocookie: Xetal: I hear you're extra awesome if you do this to your eyes.

All the cool kids are doing it.

My sister convinced a 9 year old me to put Vicky Vapor Rub on my eyelids. Good times good times.


My grand neice loves Jelly Bellies. When she was 8 (she's now 17), I convinced her that the jellybeans would taste better if she stuck a couple up each nostril and then put some in her mouth to eat. Memories...
 
2017-02-04 9:26:07 AM  

Atomic Jonb: washington-babylon: dragonchild: washington-babylon: It wasn't my freezer, and I asked the exact same question. "Who the fark stores hydrogen peroxide in a freezer?" The answer I got was that it supposedly remains more stable at that high of a strength if it is kept cold, and they didn't want it in the refrigerator because stupid kids will drink stuff in a refrigerator.
That explains the where; it doesn't explain the why.  I don't even know where you'd get 35% solution in the first place.  Somebody swipe it from a chem lab?  You can do seriously dangerous stuff with that shiat.  Hell, it is dangerous stuff.

Oh, that is easy. It also goes by the name "Food-grade hydrogen peroxide" although I am a bit fuzzy on what the fark you'd use it for that could be called "food". You can get it lots of places. Walmart carries it, tons of health food places have it, just google "Food grade hydrogen peroxide".

For this:

http://drinkh2o2.com/

My mom tried this in the dark ages before the internet, when Crazy wasn't posed on websites or tweeted, but Xeroxed and transferred from person to person.


" 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide / 50% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
Used in food products like cheese, eggs, whey products.
Also used to spray inside of foil lined containers for food storage (antiseptic packaging system).
You can find food grade hydrogen peroxide in 3%, 6%, 7%, 12%, 17%, 35%, 40% or 50% solutions.
Consumption of any concentration of hydrogen peroxide above 10% can cause neurological damage. "

Ahhhh, so it is used as a disinfectant for food storage. That actually makes sense.
 
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