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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-06-05 16:11
Subject: [photos|science] World's largest baking soda volcano
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Music:kids arguing over a game of Blokus
Tags:funny, niece, personal, photos, portland, science
Yesterday I went to see the world's largest baking soda volcano. It was pretty funny, really, complete with popsicle stick houses in the path of the cryosodaic flows.

joshenglish was less impressed than I, but nonetheless the experience was entertaining. My only regret was that I expected a giant baking soda dune drenched with vinegar, when in fact they managed the affair with pipes and buckets inside a covered frame.

Nonetheless, eppur si fizze.

Some photographic evidence and a video.


Note tillyjane, the Niece, joshenglish and AH among the excited crowd.

As usual, more at the Flickr set
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David D. Levine
User: davidlevine
Date: 2008-06-05 23:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"cryosodaic"? I've never heard of the word, nor has Google...

ETA: No, wait, I just realized it means "cold soda." D'oh!

Edited at 2008-06-05 11:33 pm (UTC)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-06-05 23:52 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I was rather proud of my coinage.

Now if I only knew the Latin word for "baking soda".
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dinogrl: 'Quest'zacoatlus iconropi
User: dinogrl
Date: 2008-06-05 23:55 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:'Quest'zacoatlus iconropi
I think it's a sham. Really, pipes shouldn't do the trick! Bazooka guns with baking soda/vinegar cartridges!!! I had a better volcano (about three feet tall) at one of my parties in Seattle years ago. A result of my developmental pre-school days when we did a classroom sized diorama called "volcano land-land of the dinosaurs!" I took the volcano home and used it as a prop for my Tiki Surf Party that year.
After all, it was a shield volcano.

And Dude, you look mah-velous!
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Ruthanne Reid
User: ruthannereid
Date: 2008-06-06 00:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh FUN! I was hoping there'd be video. ^_^

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Stone of stumbling and rock of offense: volcano
User: wordweaverlynn
Date: 2008-06-06 01:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It spews like a fratboy after too much Everclear Kool-Aid.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2008-06-06 23:21 (UTC)
Subject: Thank You for the Kind remarks
This is Theo Malone, Eric Hyde, and Trishia Hisey officers of the MHCC Science Club. We wanted to thank you for posting this story and helping us get our message out to the masses.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-06-06 23:25 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Thank You for the Kind remarks
It was fun!
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