Thursday, February 22, 2007

Plush Toy Porcine Big Gulp

Yes, my friends, Piglet would like you to know that he is drinking out of a real styrofoam cup. This morning it was large. Then I put it in a pressure cooker. Literally. I used a little hot plate and the water didn't get very hot and it spat and leaked all over the place. The cup shrank a little tiny bit.

Undaunted, when I got home, I set up the whole thing again (water at the bottom, ring of tinfoil to keep the cup upright, close and boil). This time I put it on our Supr Burnr. I went upstairs to pee and when I came out of the bathroom half a minute later I could hear the little valve squealing and clattering. I ran downstairs and turned the heat down. I let it go for about 10-15 minutes just to see what would happen. I had to go to a meeting so I pulled it out and voila! I ran over to Ryan, squealing. And he mentioned that perhaps the pig would like a Big Gulp.

Before our meeting, I had to show Danielle my successful shrinking of the cup since I had started the experiment in her room at lunchtime. She ended up pouring some mini M&Ms into it. She tries to act like she's not a big-ass nerd like us, but she is.

I got the idea from one of the teachers at the area chem teachers' meeting I went to last weekend. It's all about gas laws, something else the pig can get behind. Gas laws. Behind. He just spit out some of his soda laughing.


Ann Marie said...

reminds me of shrinky dinks

Kelli in the Mirror said...

I have to say that is the weirdest title ever. It looks like one of those spam emails you get where they try to make it look like something you'll read and then it actually has a commercial for viagra in it.

but a cool experiment.