Cooling a can of Coke…

Adam Savage, of MythBusters fame, gives his recipe to quickly cool down a can of coke:


That would be about 20-25 minutes in a freezer. If you put it in a bucket of ice, that would halve that time. If you put water in that ice, it’d be cold (+- 5c) enough to drink in about 4-6 minutes, if you put salt in that water, you’d reduce the chill time to just over 2 minutes. Agitating the can in the water, rolling it around, reduces the chill time even more.

The fastest possible way is to grab a CO2 fire extinguisher and unload that sucker on the can.

Whatever you do, do NOT bury the can in sand, pour gasoline on the sand and set the sand on fire. That won’t do anything.

This is all empirically gained evidence, not third party.


And I think you can actually try that one at home (except maybe the CO2 one…)!

Quote: Relative simplicity of software …

This post was moved over from my old blog on Blogger. It was originally posted on 2006.11.10.

I like this quote from InfoWorld’s Bob Lewis (from this blog entry):

“Simple problem” is a relative term. I’m well aware that in IT, “simple” means pretty durned hard, “difficult” means “if we make quite a few design compromises we might deliver this before we all retire,” and “hard” means “finishing this is what purgatory is for.

Quote: Relative simplicity of software …

I like this quote from InfoWorld’s Bob Lewis (from this blog entry):

“Simple problem” is a relative term. I’m well aware that in IT, “simple” means pretty durned hard, “difficult” means “if we make quite a few design compromises we might deliver this before we all retire,” and “hard” means “finishing this is what purgatory is for.