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June 6, 2006 4:41 PM   Subscribe

Frozen water is one amazing mineral. (Yes, that's right, mineral!) With a little effort, you can make fire with it. With a little more effort, you can make camera lenses with it. [via Memepool]
posted by absalom (18 comments total)
The camera lense thing is a dupe, and I suspect the fire thing is as well.
posted by delmoi at 4:51 PM on June 6, 2006

So “on the rocks” is appropriate.

I saw the fire from ice thing on mythbusters. Looks like it worked.
...someone should alert Pat Benatar.
posted by Smedleyman at 5:22 PM on June 6, 2006

(Sort of kind of a double post.)
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:23 PM on June 6, 2006

double double
posted by anotherpanacea at 5:31 PM on June 6, 2006

Ummmm... and drinks.
You can make drinks with it.
That crystalized water thing.
posted by HTuttle at 5:47 PM on June 6, 2006

posted by shoepal at 6:02 PM on June 6, 2006

can we just safely assume that if you read something on memepool, everybody else already knew about it and you're the last one to know?

there should be a memepool flag
posted by analogue at 6:07 PM on June 6, 2006

Wait, slow down... my mind is still reeling from the whole "mineral" thing.
posted by slatternus at 7:13 PM on June 6, 2006

Note that you need to boil the water to clarify it before you make the lens to make the fire. With what shall I boil it, dear Liza, dear Liza?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:17 PM on June 6, 2006

Memepool is still up?
posted by LarryC at 7:24 PM on June 6, 2006

Yep. Memepool and kuro5hin are merging, forming a brand new portal, irrelevant.net or something. :(

The mineral thing sounds strange but hey, don't we melt rocks all the time at steel factories? And what's lava but liquid rocks?
posted by cardoso at 7:39 PM on June 6, 2006

What about drinking glasses made of ice? Or, more disturbingly, weapons?
posted by codswallop at 7:43 PM on June 6, 2006

What about drinking glasses made of ice?

In my teens I liked to use a partially frozen water balloon with a nice sized drinking hole cut out as a beer glass.
posted by HTuttle at 10:15 PM on June 6, 2006

"Those are crappy pictures."

"Dude, those were taken with an ice lens."

"No way! Now they're brilliant!"
posted by JT at 12:30 AM on June 7, 2006

Hey! They did this on Mythbusters.
posted by phyrewerx at 2:56 AM on June 7, 2006

You forgot pykrete.
posted by fleacircus at 10:52 AM on June 7, 2006

Nice thread title. Although I would have chosen:

It was a miracle of rare device,
A sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice!

posted by DevilsAdvocate at 11:39 AM on June 7, 2006

I can only assume the title was what saved it from the dustbin, DA. Even I marked it as a double. Either that, or people's minds were blown by water the mineral.
posted by absalom at 12:31 PM on June 7, 2006

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