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ICE-9


I Miss Kurt V

This is a recent Studio shot which could be called “Frozen In Time” (somewhat cliche) but I’d rather tribute this  to ICE-9 … a fictional material appearing in Kurt Vonneguts’s novel Cat’s Cradel.

ICE-9 is supposed to be a more stable polymorph of water than common ice which instead of melting at Zero degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit), melts at 45.8 °C (114.4 °F). When ice-nine comes into contact with liquid water below 45.8 °C it acts as a  seed crystal, and causes the solidification of the entire body of water which quickly crystallizes as ICE-9. 

A global catastrophe involving freezing the Earth’s oceans by simple contact with ICE-9  is used as a plot device in Vonnegut’s novel. YIKES!

Hockey players would rejoice!

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One response

  1. unique as, bro!

    May 27, 2011 at 4:54 pm

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