Kodi Arfer / Wisterwood

Kodi, remember that time you mentioned that most snow sublimates?

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#001 | willis5225 | Sat 1 Feb 2014 @ 5:19:45 PM (UTC)
That is, rather than melts?

Apparently, that is a thing:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/54845/snow-down-south-fake-say-conspiracy-theorists

It is a fact about snow so cool that people would rather believe that the government made it.
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Willis, it seems like every other time you post, I need to look up a word that's in the OED or Urban Dictionary but not both.
-Mimir
#002 | Kodiologist | Sat 1 Feb 2014 @ 5:29:22 PM (UTC)
This is crazy and hilarious, but from what I'm getting from the article, people are being confused not by a direct solid-to-gas transition (sublimation) but by a chemically complex melting process.

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#003 | willis5225 | Sat 1 Feb 2014 @ 7:18:02 PM (UTC)
Well, there are two things. One is the solid-to-gas transition (because the snow doesn't turn into water and then steam, but directly into steam). One is that the soot from the butane is collecting in the unmelted snow, and they're assuming that to be evidence that the snow is "burning."
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Willis, it seems like every other time you post, I need to look up a word that's in the OED or Urban Dictionary but not both.
-Mimir
#004 | willis5225 | Sat 1 Feb 2014 @ 7:18:40 PM (UTC)
On and it's complicated in that you can't really see steam. So it looks like the snow is burning and contracting like you would expect of plastic, but in fact it is sublimating and collecting soot.
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Willis, it seems like every other time you post, I need to look up a word that's in the OED or Urban Dictionary but not both.
-Mimir
#005 | HeyDude | Sun 2 Feb 2014 @ 4:32:52 AM (UTC)
I like this topic.