Kev (abr. Kevin)
Irish, Gaelic orgin. Caoimhin.
1. adorable. 2. gentle one

Walkabout (walk-a-bout)
1 (in Oz) - a walk in the Outback by Aborigines that lasts for an indefinite amount of time. 2 (chiefly British) - an informal stroll among a crowd conducted by an important visitor e.g. a monarch. 3 a walking trip.

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Dry ice bomb

Gosh, people might mistake me to be a terrorist with this post! LOL… I am not ok? Even if I am, I would be a terrorist against those freaking terrorist that kills the innocent. Who knows, I might just place a dry ice bomb to scare them off! Anyway, in our lab, the correlation between dry ice and a sudden ‘boom’ is pretty simple and straightforward – someone had made a dry ice bomb! Due to the nature of our work, we require reagents to be delivered to us at cold temperature at -80 degrees Celsius to be exact. And therefore what the vendor/supplier does is to put our enzymes or reagents in a dry ice-filled Styrofoam box for delivery to our lab. And being mischievous people at times, or simply being nuts from all our experimental work, we tend to go crazy. And crazy people do stupid things, which include making dry ice bombs and putting them nearby an unsuspecting victim. And the next thing you know… boom! And the victim will be like: “what the hell?!”. LOL… You know what is the best part? The best part is that the bomb is literally traceless. No one can trace the bomb to you unless the bomber own up – ‘cos the whole bomb would have disintegrated without a trace!

Now, how do I make the dry ice bomb? Hmmm… I don’t think I will disclose any details, as it can be quite dangerous as well. And people might get hurt too! Anyway, HuiFen was like commenting that she has no idea how the bomb was made, or how it works. So, I made one and left it on her table. Of course, I let her know in advance as I wouldn’t want any nasty thing to happen! As my bomb was rather of a low dosage, it takes like a minute or two to explode. Meanwhile, I happen to went over to look at it to see why it hadn’t ‘boom!’… and I saw that it’s going to happen soon! And so I walked away. At this moment Huifen decided to take it up to have a look, and I said “be careful!”.


The dry ice bomb went off.

She was quite shocked when it goes off, but luckily she never really faced the bomb. So, it can get quite dangerous to unsuspecting victims! Anyway, am glad that nothing nasty happen and I was laughing away as well… LOL… I know I’m bad… but she’s really very unlucky! The moment she hold it and it went ka-boom! Not a moment earlier or later! Maybe she can buy 4D already.

Since it has past midnight, I will be going to Canberra tomorrow! Yeah!!!


Min-tea said...

Hi, came via

I tried to do the dry ice bombs with microfuge tubes but they didn't work very well. I tried to get some of my colleagues in on the fun but they were too chicken.

Anyway, I hope you had fun.

KeV's wAlKAbOuT said...

Hi min-tea.. thx for dropping by! LOL.. yah I had fun.. it worked pretty well for me. And the whole tube was like disintegrated and not even a trace was left! But it's very dangerous...

Wonder if anyone dare to hold on to it and wait for it to boom!

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