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Dec. 20, 2008 at 5:51pm

Snow Daiquiris anyone?

Something to do on a Saturday night

Snow, snow everywhere and not a drop to drink. Apparently eating snow is not a good idea. I keep thinking of snow cones, snow daiquiris, snow margaritas and any number of other snow concoctions but a quick google search told me that snowflakes are formed by small pieces of dust and when they fall from the clouds they pick up pollution in the air. So snowflakes, while they look all pure and clean (the phrase "pure as the driven snow" comes to mind) are essentially dirt, frozen water and pollution like a tiny yuck popsicle.

Here is an experiment to show how clean the snow in your city really is. You got something better to do?

You Will Need:

* a plastic container that is empty, clean, and has a lid
* a coffee filter or piece of paper towel
* a bowl
* a magnifying glass

Here's what you do:

1. Go outside and fill the container with fresh snow

2. Put the lid on the container and let it melt inside

3. After it has melted place and hold the coffee filter or paper towel over the bowl. Pour the melted snow slowly over the filter or paper into the bowl. Can you see dirt and stuff piling up on the paper or filter? If you can't tell, use the magnifying glass.

 

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by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 12/20/2008 @ 9:24pm
And remember not to eat the yellow snow, that is were the polar bear go.