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  1. These glasses made me laugh. Could you imagine giving these to guests? Have you ever bought something crazy like this?

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  2. I was going to up my membership to premium, but since no little paper umbrellas…
    I’ll stick with the regular membership and the Pythagorean cup.

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  3. 10 Cents:
    These glasses made me laugh. Could you imagine giving these to guests? Have you ever bought something crazy like this?

    My parents’ relatives bought them fake ice cubes with bugs embedded in the plastic.  That’s not the worst of it:  my parents never did throw the things out.  Even that is not the worst of it!  I inherited them!  Even though I have never used them, I have not thrown them out either!  This is becoming worrisome.

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  4. Available at Kohls…

    Premium members can buy their own premium one, better than the sock’s offering…

     

    Drink not getting into you fast enough, try a double barreled straw!

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  5. Gee, if I had inherited fly fake ice cubes from my parents they would have appeared in a punch bowl at the very next family gathering.

    Which would have been a nephew’s wedding.

    Perfect.

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  6. Years ago I was working with a clear silicone substance that was very fluid like when initially mixed but hardened to a very clear latex. I cut some cubes out of some and took them to a local bar, pretended to take one or two out of my mixed drink and set them on the bar and said there was too much ice in my drink. Let’s see how long it takes them to melt. They sat on the bar all night, confusing the heck out a a few people.

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  7. Another way to mess with people’s minds (albeit expensively) is to make ice from heavy water (deuterium oxide, D₂O).  The cubes will sink in regular water, because even though ice is less dense (about 9%) than liquid water, the extra mass of heavy water (around 11%) is enough to increase its density so it will just sink.  As the heavy water ice melts, it will slowly rise to the surface because the deuterium in the water molecules near its surface will exchange with regular hydrogen in the liquid water and reduce the density of the cube.

    Heavy water is non-radioactive and perfectly safe (although you shouldn’t drink too much of it because it has some subtle effects in biological systems, but they usually manifest only when 25% or more of an organism’s water is replaced by heavy water, and a small amount won’t get remotely close to that).  As I said, it’s expensive: United Nuclear sells 100 grams for US$90.  You can always tell a mad scientist from the United Nuclear bookmark in their browser.

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  8. jzdro:

    10 Cents:
    These glasses made me laugh. Could you imagine giving these to guests? Have you ever bought something crazy like this?

    My parents’ relatives bought them fake ice cubes with bugs embedded in the plastic.  That’s not the worst of it:  my parents never did throw the things out.  Even that is not the worst of it!  I inherited them!  Even though I have never used them, I have not thrown them out either!  This is becoming worrisome.

    You are our kind of people, jzdro. (Your parents must have been fun to be with. )

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  9. John Walker:
    Another way to mess with people’s minds (albeit expensively) is to make ice from heavy water (deuterium oxide, D₂O).  The cubes will sink in regular water, because even though ice is less dense (about 9%) than liquid water, the extra mass of heavy water (around 11%) is enough to increase its density so it will just sink.  As the heavy water ice melts, it will slowly rise to the surface because the deuterium in the water molecules near its surface will exchange with regular hydrogen in the liquid water and reduce the density of the cube.

    Heavy water is non-radioactive and perfectly safe (although you shouldn’t drink too much of it because it has some subtle effects in biological systems, but they usually manifest only when 25% or more of an organism’s water is replaced by heavy water, and a small amount won’t get remotely close to that).  As I said, it’s expensive: United Nuclear sells 100 grams for US$90.  You can always tell a mad scientist from the United Nuclear bookmark in their browser.

    [At John’s House]

    Guest: May I have a glass of water?

    John: Heavy or lite?

    Guest: I come all the way to Switzerland and you offer me lite water?!! Heavy, please and don’t spare the hydrogen.

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  10. G.D.:
    Available at Kohls…

    Premium members can buy their own premium one, better than the sock’s offering…

     

    Drink not getting into you fast enough, try a double barreled straw!

    Yes, but will it come with the Ratburger Certificate of “I paid too much for this perk”, Gerry. The money for these Premium Memberships go toward a good cause, The Sock Slush Fund.

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  11. 10 Cents:

    G.D.:
    Available at Kohls…

     

    Premium members can buy their own premium one, better than the sock’s offering…

     

     

    Drink not getting into you fast enough, try a double barreled straw!

     

    Yes, but will it come with the Ratburger Certificate of “I paid too much for this perk”, Gerry. The money for these Premium Memberships go toward a good cause, The Sock Slush Fund.

    Just wait till winter, I’m sure Japan has natural slush so you don’t have to milk the members so to speak…

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