Hopefully everybody got around to doing that water experiment I talked about in the last entry. If you didn’t, then, well, it looks like you’ve only got about a day left until temperatures climb above 0° again.
Anyway, since it’s -30°F out there in Brainerd right now, I thought it would be the perfect time to go outside. Among other things, I wanted to check up on another experiment. If you’ve been reading my blog since at least January of last year, you know precisely what happens when a banana, orange, applesauce, and pineapple chucks are exposed to -31°F. But did you ever wonder what eggs are like when left outside for hours in subzero weather? Thanks to my blog, you’ll soon find out. Click here to watch a video of my egg experiment (if this link doesn’t work, you can also get to the video by going to briefcase.yahoo.com/mwmnp, opening the videos folder and clicking on the file named "Cold Weather Egg Experiment"). Now, don’t worry about the eggs – they passed their expiration date over a week ago, and were slated to be picked up by the trash collector during the weekly refuse pickup tomorrow.
Besides playing with eggs, I also took some pictures of the large clouds of exhaust that so many of our furnaces are pumping into the air on a night like this. When the temperature is well below zero and there is no wind to speak of at all, much like the current conditions, clouds of exhaust grow to massive proportions, and linger around forever. Using some time lapse photography, I have two photographs that illustrate just what I’m talking about.
Nature is really quite calm and beautiful on nights like this; unfortunately few people needlessly venture out of their homes to enjoy the beauty when temperatures are under 0°F.