Breaking a sweat in the 33 degrees Celsius summer heat today requires no effort, with everyone resorting to virtually anything just to ease the effects of the scorching heat. One good idea is jumping into an ice-cold swimming pool. However, throwing gallons of ice into a pool may not be sufficient to lower the pool’s temperature, so a more powerful substance – namely, dry ice – might just do the trick.
Dry ice is composed of frozen carbon dioxide and functions as a powerful cooling agent that is commonly used for commercial purposes. Direct contact with this substance — which has a temperature of -78.5 degrees Celsius — is not ideal since it can cause frostbite. Thus, throwing a bunch of dry ice into a pool could potentially wreak havoc.
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When dry ice comes into contact with water, it becomes acidic. So, swimming in a pool of dry ice might burn your skin off rather than achieve the cooling sensation you long for. In addition to it melting your skin, dry ice coming into contact with water produces a layer that contains no oxygen on the water’s surface, which could cause you to faint while swimming. Losing consciousness while in a swimming pool is definitely not ideal.
But who says all of these reasons are enough to stop someone from pouring 30 pounds of dry ice into a swimming pool? Because YouTube sensation Crazy Russian Hacker thought otherwise.
With his video now hitting more than 33 million views, Crazy Russian Hacker started off by putting 30 pounds of dry ice into a cooler. He later broke the ice down into smaller pieces. Next, he dumped it all into the pool, and BAM! The pool was instantly covered with fog.
Although his experiment might not be the most interesting and life-changing of endeavors, it was surely satisfying to watch!
Watch it for yourself below.
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What do you think about Crazy Russian Hacker’s experiment? Did you find it satisfying? How are you dealing with the summer heat? Let us know it the comments below!