Thursday, January 15, 2009

Curiosity frostbit the cat

My frozen groceries from Amazon Fresh come packed in a plastic and foam cooler.  On the lid is a sticker with a picture of a seal and a dire warning saying that I must never under any circumstances touch the dry ice packet on the bottom of the case or I may suffer frostbite or severe burns.
And oh man do I want to touch it.  Just for a second.  I want to touch it so badly just to see how quickly it damages me.  I have to resist this urge every time I order groceries.

7 comments:

Amber said...

DO IT! DO IT! DO IT!!!

And then please give details.... =-)

Travis said...

And grr, why didn't I take a picture? I just got a brand new ultracompact camera so I would be more inclined to take pictures of silly things, and that hasn't happened at all.

Travis said...

Okay, I uploaded a picture, and corrected the original post, which said "polar bear" instead of "seal." The polar bear is on the ice gel packs in the non-frozen cool foods bins.

larrysphatpage said...

Well, I can tell you this much: dry ice can only exist in its solid form below -78 F, and as far as frostbite goes, the National Weather Service defines wind chills below -25 F as being "Wind Chill Warning" conditions, in which frostbite can occur in a matter of minutes. Make of that what you may.

I know this about wind chills because the wind chill is actually that low here in Michigan right now. :-P

Travis said...

Oh, wind chill warnings. There's something about Nebraska I don't miss.

Matthew said...

Holy balls Amazon Fresh is expensive. I hadn't heard of it before this post and I don't think I'll be buying from them any time soon.

Travis said...

Most of their prices don't seem significantly more expensive than Safeway, and since I'm already an Amazon Prime member, delivery is free. Plus, they're FAR more convenient than Safeway.