#232 – Sandwich

A few years ago I had some friends come visit for the weekend. They decided to bring some fresh ingredients for dinner with them on their 4 hour car ride. The guy had access to dry ice at work and decided to pack his cooler full of vegetables with it. I have some hilarious video of him unpacking the food that was now frozen solid. The green onions were brittle as balsa wood and the snap peas were really snappy. We did have fun later filling up the kitchen with a thick layer of fog.


47 thoughts on “#232 – Sandwich”

  1. Coillscath says:

    That’s amazing XD I remember playing with dry ice when I was a kid one halloween, we had such a thick layer of fog on the floor by the end of the night, it was great. Good times…

  2. ManicMusician says:

    After slowly wading through the archive for the past two months(I like to savor), I’ve finally caught up! I can’t remember where I found the link to this, but I’m certainly glad that I did. It’s easily one of my favorite comics, and definitely my favorite one panel comic.

    As cool as it is, I’ve been terrified of dry ice ever since my older sister told me that touching it would make my fingers(or whatever I touched it with) fall off. 🙁 Still, the fog is nice from a distance.

  3. Wiggle says:

    I gripped my tongue seeing that. 😐

  4. CJ says:

    Wow, Biff has a long tongue, wonder if he ever joined a rock band…

  5. cyber95 says:

    Biff looks awfully different when you see his tongue.

  6. Toshmate! says:

    jelouse of the dry ice connection!

  7. wortcov says:

    wow… hope his tongue recoil will work this time ^^

  8. Eleanor says:

    Our school science club guy always brings in a huge box of dry ice, once we put soap and water in and filled the gas chamber with these bubbles full of fog. Then did loads of other stuff including hiding little bits in the taps so they spewed fog. Then we got bored and filled the sink with the rest of it and added hot water. “Waterfalls” of dry ice fog resulted. We wanted to add the dry ice and water to the liquid notrogen but he wouldn’t let us, we did get to dip some other stuff though. The fog was still going strong at the end of lunchtime, and there was a class due to use that room right after (oops).

  9. I gotta say, this is possibly the first time Ive seen a supercooled PB & J…

  10. Lucretiel says:

    Oh god… his mouth opened. it’s nice to know he has a tounge, I suppose…

  11. Hyshinara says:

    considering he’s related to frogs some way (comic with the oxigen bill), i would thought Biff would have had a frogtongue with a sucker on the end, but i guess this does fine too 😀

  12. Kristen says:

    I didn’t know Biff was part frog.

  13. Postman says:

    So that’s why the local chemical company wouldn’t let me have the nitrogen. It good to know that Biff abuses his body for the sake of science and stuff. Thanks Biff! *Thumbs up*

  14. Wannabeelf says:

    in my high school drama class, we were performing a scene as the three witches on Macbeth once. we dropped a liver size chunk of dry ice into our cauldron as our final ingredient. that was fun.

    but not as fun as that last chemistry experiment my junior year. we made our own sodas by dropping a dry ice pellet into a Styrofoam cup filled with kool-aide (the generic kind, of course). a foggy beverage perfect for Halloween. you just have to be careful drinking it.

  15. Reikon Ame says:

    Dry ice good for everything, freezing yourself, freezing your friend, freezing your dog. Freezing a rubber ball then shooting it with bbs. It’s all so fun.

  16. Ali, the other one says:

    No no, Biff must be related to Gene Simmons…yeah…

  17. A Captain says:

    I used to work at a grocery store and our ice cream orders would come with big a paper bag full of dry ice stashed among the packages. One day I decided to drop the whole bag into the giant sink in the maintenance area, where I proceeded to drench it in hot water. The entire warehouse filled with fog and it started spilling out the doors to the sales floor. Needless to say, I booked it and denied all knowledge of the incident.

    Fun times!

  18. kenshin620 says:

    I just find it interesting that he brought a lunch cooler somewhere….so where’s he visiting?

  19. Chris says:

    kenshin620 – someplace with orange walls and a window. 🙂

  20. Natester says:

    You just picked up a new reader. I have just spent the past hour or so reading your comics and nearly crying my eyes out because some were sooooo funny. Keep up the AWESOME work!

  21. Chris says:

    Thanks Natester, I’ll do my best.

  22. Jezwazza says:

    I was just thinkng today how nasty it might be to get your tongue stuck to supercooled gasses…..chemistry gets a tad boring sometimes! Awesome comic by the way!

  23. chickie says:

    you filled up the kitchen with fog? that’s nothing. my brothers filled up our whole house with fog. lol

  24. Wayne says:

    Imagine Biff’s horror when he realizes his hands are stuck too…

  25. Ela says:

    Yay, for liquid nitrogen!!

  26. Synchro says:

    Kristen- I guess that’s where this one plays in: http://www.thebookofbiff.com/2007/04/12/223-oxygen/

    Anyway, liquid nitrogen. Ack! It’s nifty, but I had to shoot myself in the foot with it eight times for medical stuff. It HURTS. Biff’s gonna have blisters for a while after this. As well as not having a sense of taste.

  27. Awkward As Usual says:

    What kind of sandwich is Biff trying to eat?

  28. Kuroiten says:

    Awkward: a frozen one.

    Poor Biff, meddling with things which no man should meddle with…much to our collective amusement.

  29. Specialist290 says:

    @Synchro: Whoa, someone else on the Internet uses the word “nifty”!

    I’ve heard of people going cold turkey before, but Biff seems to have taken it a little too far or too literally…

  30. Setovonee says:

    Hehe, me and a buddy of mine found some dry ice in the back room at work. By closing time, the back room was covered in a thick fog.

  31. Nova Namina Riff says:

    I hear they cryogenicaly freeze people with Liquid Nitrogen. Maybe that sandwich had a tiny cryogenicly frozen person in it.

  32. smashpro says:

    This is the most random comic series I have ever read, not that there is anything wrong with that

  33. Nate says:

    Chris, I want to do that, and am now stealing the idea for myself sometime.

    thick dry ice fog…. so much fun to be had.

  34. Malachite Dragon says:

    Is it bad that I used to breathe the fog from the dry ice when I was little?…probably x.x; that explains why I’m so messed up in the head *See all my previous posts and you’ll know what I mean

  35. monoXcide says:

    In retrospect though, the alternative for Biff would have been Ice9 so it could have been worse.

  36. Knife Knut says:

    Well if he has access to Liquid nitrogen I guess he can cryo treat all of his cutlery to eliminate retained austenite.

  37. Jeremy says:

    *tounge shatters*

  38. Darkpheonix XIII says:

    I must get access to dry ice, tubes, water, woodchips, and semi-tight cap… um… ignore the plans for my shrapnel cannon.

  39. Dahlia says:

    … First i thought it was a mouth, then a mustache, …

    I’m so confused!

  40. Cryomaniac says:

    I used to play around with liquid nitrogen a lot back when I was a chemistry student, it’s awesome stuff!

    If you throw it on the floor it sizzles and boils and looks like what movie special effects guys think strong acid is supposed to look like. My lab was on the third floor of the building and the main liquid nitrogen tank was in the basement, so we’d have to carry the stuff up the stairs in special insulated buckets.

    There were some non-chemistry students who had lectures in a lecture theatre near my lab, and we’d always find an excuse to carry liquid nitrogen up and down the stairs when these students (lawyers I think!) were on the stairs.

    Naturally we’d feign clumsiness and spill a lot of it, which produced the aforementioned spectacular sizzling and smoking effect. What the non-chemistry students didn’t know was that the stuff is basically harmless if you get a little bit splashed on you. Within limits you can even dunk your hand in it and flick it at people with your unprotected fingers. The heat of your fingers is enough to boil it into gas instantly and this gas forms an insulating layer protecting you from the extremely low temperatures.

    (If you have sustained contact however it’s a different story, I don’t recommend drinking it or leaving your hand in it for more than a quick dunk and retract.)

    Anyway, we just used to enjoy terrifying people on their way to and from lectures with our apparently careless handling of an apparently deadly substance which, for all they knew, would have flash frozen their limbs or something on the slightest contact.

    And the best part? We never got in trouble. 🙂

    Ah… good times!

  41. Deteramot says:

    He still hasn’t fixed his recoil unit?

  42. Finn says:

    Oh my! Biff’s mouth opens once again! A very rare thing to happen.

  43. the walrus says:

    My friend told me a story, of how a guy driving a liquid nitrogen tanker had a spill, and when he went to go outside he froze his leg solid. All lies of course (read cryomaniac’s comment). My dad used to work with liquid helium, on the other hand, and that is much colder than liquid nitrogen. He says it tended to climb out of glasses.

  44. ... says:

    Does anyone think of Questacon as soon as they read “Liquid Nitrogen”? (This is mainly to Aussies)

  45. BrainpanSonata says:

    I see the recoiler’s still busted…

  46. Pix says:

    Hey, his mouth is open

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