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Re: Liquid Nitrogen Steering Wheel

To: "S. L. Hower" <>
Subject: Re: Liquid Nitrogen Steering Wheel
From: kralmv@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu (Milo V. Kral)
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 16:32:01 -0600 (CST)
>   ...Ouch, IMHO, I wouldn't recommend the use of cryogenics
>   to fabricate a steering wheel hub.  I am really surprised
>   that the sleeve didnt break into bits when hammered- or
>   worse, split apart while driving at speed.
>   LIN is lots of fun to play with- we use it during demos to
>   freeze roses and tennis balls and smash them to itty bitty
>   pieces, but it requires careful handling and storage to
>   prevent _serious_ thermal burns or even asphixiation from
>   rapid O2 displacement.

We use this stuff ALL THE TIME for such purposes as soft drink quick-cooling,  
wart removal,  floor cleaner,  dessert topping....As a matter of fact,  we go 
through about 200 liters per week.

I don't understand all the outrage about my lab techniques.  Since I had the 
prosthetic limb attached I don't need to use gloves anymore.
Milo Kral
Applied and Engineering Sciences
Vanderbilt University
(615) 322-2756

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