These Turbulent Times

This week's Saturday Scavenger Hunt word was given to us by Tara over at e·clec·tic spaghetti. She chose the word TURBULENCE and I had a really good idea for this word, but I didn't go into the lab for the past two days, so I couldn't do what I wanted to do. Anyway, I do have at least one picture to share...

Any idea what this is? Did you say dry ice? Well, you would be wrong. This is liquid nitrogen and its temperature is about 321ºF...below zero. It is boiling in this picture and just my standing there is causing enough turbulence to make it billow up. Very cool stuff...VERY cool.

There you have it. I was going to do a video demonstrating turbulence using liquid nitrogen, but I didn't get to the lab on Thursday or Friday. I might still do it though. I look forward to finding out next week's word. Have a good weekend.