Not Your Average Ice!  8 Mind-Blowing Facts About Dry Ice

15th April, 2024


What?  Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide (CO2), the same gas we exhale.

1: Not Actually Water!

What? Dry ice undergoes sublimation - turns directly from solid to gas, skipping the liquid phase.

2: It Doesn't Melt

How Cold? Surface temperature is a bone-chilling -109°F (-78°C) – handle with care!

3: It's REALLY Cold

Why? The sublimation creates a dense, white fog. Perfect for spooky effects!

4: The Smoky Look

Weird but True! Metal objects dragged on dry ice vibrate and make a strange screeching sound.

5: Screaming Spoons?

Seriously? From shipping perishables to cleaning industrial parts, dry ice is surprisingly practical.

6: Used for More Than Fun

Caution! In enclosed spaces, it can displace oxygen. Always use in well-ventilated areas.

7: Potential Danger

Out there! Parts of Mars are covered with dry ice, shaping its landscape in unique ways.

8: A Glimpse of Other Planets