internet water heaters rigged - 7314791936
By cocide
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So I forgot to pay my electric bill and they cut me off as they should have but after paying I learned it would be at least 24 hours without power... and without internet. I then remembered that the apartment complex pays for my hot water because it is shared with the unit above me. After checking that my modem and laptop can both run from 240v I came up with this.

valves water dpw - 7374411008
By MegaZone
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So this morning I was awoken by the sounds of construction outside. I then found we had no water in the house. Putting two and two together I determined that the DPW was digging up our connection to the main; apparently to replace our shut off valve, based on visual evidence. We didn't have water all day and they didn't finish the job before quitting time. So they rigged up a work around that I find very amusing. They shut off our mains connection in our basement and then connected our external spigot to our neighbor's spigot. They're back-feeding our system from the neighbor's system. They should be back tomorrow to finish.

cooler cooling liquid nitrogen nitrogen quick and cheap cooler re science - 6353103616
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"We tried again, but with liquid nitrogen. My coworkers halve already threatened me if I go near their liquid argon supply. This is what happens when scientists get toys to play with. Inside the cooler is a plastic jar with liquid nitrogen up to a mid-point in the jar. The fan blows down into the jar, and the cool air comes off the side out of the second fan."

"Hey man, the cooler's broken again. What should we do?"

"... Go get some science, we'll use that!"

sunroof hatch car fix car fail - 6633257728
By Benjamin Saunders
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When you really really need a sun roof for your car.

animals Mad Science Monday safety first welding - 5460289536
By Anonymous
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Dude, seriously? Aren't you worried about your dog or even the plethora of flammable chemicals you're throwing sparks at? There's a fine line between kludging and wanton disregard for safety, this is definitely the latter.

~NSHA