When I was growing up and television was in its early days, there was a show on Saturday mornings called Mr. Wizard. Frankly, it wasn’t one of my favorite shows because it was all about Mr. Wizard doing experiments with everyday items and then explaining the science of why it worked. One I remember was putting a burning match in a glass bottle and then putting a hard boiled egg on top of the bottle. As the fire on the match used up the air in the bottle, the egg (without its shell, of course) was sucked into the bottle. Some of the experiments were interesting, but I was not a very scientifically minded kid, so I was more interested in cartoons.
But when Hubby and I were at a restaurant recently, something that happened made me think of Mr. Wizard.
When Hubby poured his root beer into the frosted mug, we watched in amazement as a thin cylinder of ice began rising up from the mug.
We don’t know why this happened, but assume it had something to do with the temperature of the root beer when it was poured in in contrast to the temperature of the frosted glass.
Mr. Wizard, if you’re still out there, have your people call my people and let’s do lunch so we can talk about this, okay?