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The Story Behind tells the extraordinary history of the ordinary. Everyday objects are more closely examined, from their ancient beginnings through the present—all within 5-10 minutes.

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Oct 31, 2016

Dry ice. The name, itself, seems like an oxymoron. Ice is made of water, and for the most part, there should be a wet mess left behind when it melts, right? Maybe you saw it for the first time in middle school in a science class -- depending on your age, maybe you were even allowed to handle it. I doubt nowadays, with all the lawsuits, kids would have the glory of hearing that faint sizzle while envisioning themselves as the greatest sorcerer who ever lived.

In this episode, we’ll be talking about how a product exists that has the potential for such danger has become so ubiquitous as to be used in fire extinguishers, Halloween decorations and haunted graveyard attractions, water bottle bombs at Disney and even cause a crying Sorority girl to go viral. I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind Dry Ice.

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Sources:

http://www.dryicecorp.com/many-uses-of-dry-ice/the-history-of-dry-ice/

http://dryiceinfo.com/history.htm

http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/science-questions/question264.htm

http://science.howstuffworks.com/touched-dry-ice.htm

http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/i-just-wanted-to-make-it-snow

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/nov/04/local/la-me-ln-disneyland-dry-ice-bombs-guilty-20131104