June 13, 2006

Helium is the sweetest of the noble gases.

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at June 13, 2006 4:12 PM

Slate worries about the dangers of helium. Yes, innocent, inert helium. Apparently, you might pass out and hit your head on something. Maybe next Slate will do an article on the threat of the liquid phase, on the grounds that it's really cold. I once took a spray of liquid helium full in the face—it was cool and refreshing!

Tags: Lab, Randomness, Science
Comments

That dude looks like me trying to get served at the bar the first night at Cabo.

Posted by: JSpur | June 13, 2006 5:19 PM

A chair.

Posted by: Lemming | June 13, 2006 6:26 PM

That guy is certainly photogenic.

Posted by: Mason | June 13, 2006 9:32 PM

"I am inveenceebull!"

Posted by: Jeff Hodges | June 14, 2006 9:02 AM

Jeff: I was waiting for someone to use that line. It definitely came to mind when I saw this picture... [[nods in approval]]

Posted by: Mason | June 14, 2006 2:19 PM

For those who do not know, Alan Cumming (pictured in this post frozen by liquid nitrogen) released a fragrance of his for men and women in the past year. He went with the obvious name choice.

Posted by: Josh | June 14, 2006 5:23 PM

Josh: The notes for that remind me of stuff Justin was mentioning from the wine catalog he saw.

Posted by: Mason | June 15, 2006 1:31 AM

Silly me, thanks to the picture my first thought for "obvious name choice" was Invincible... :P

Mason, thanks for the reminder! Turns out those wine catalogs are online. Click on any of the "The Vinferno" links, and scroll ~2/3 of the way down for the actual wine listings. Lesleigh and I still aren't sure if these wine snobs are serious or if they're just having fun being way over-the-top in their descriptions.

Posted by: Justin | June 15, 2006 10:19 AM
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