Author Topic: This isn't CO-2, it's dry ice!  (Read 434 times)

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Offline jeffq

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This isn't CO-2, it's dry ice!
« on: February 10, 2014, 04:17:17 AM »
I'm enjoying the Batman & Robin serial, but I have to say my favorite line from "Target: Robin" was:
Quote from: Bill Corbett
Hey, this isn't CO2, it's dry ice! We're preparing for a Rush concert!
Although I appreciate the Rush reference, I was laughing at the first part – dry ice is (frozen) carbon dioxide. If you're moving within the mist (condensing moisture in the air), you're probably breathing extra  CO2 (although it tends to sink toward the floor). In fact, I've seen warnings about using dry ice; you can pass out if you let too much evaporate too long in a closed area.

Of course, that doesn't explain why Batman and Robin were hacking and coughing, as if they were breathing in acrid smoke. I guess just getting dizzy and passing out isn't very dramatic. Not like pulling out large mechanical devices from the wasteband of your flimsy costume and welding your way out of a tank.  :D

Offline Lanrezac

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Re: This isn't CO-2, it's dry ice!
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 05:36:12 PM »
Nice, and absolutely correct nitpick!

BTW, "welding" and "cutting" are completely opposite concepts.  And a cutting torch is not primarily a mechanical device, any more than a butane lighter is.  Have a nice day!