Every job has its little perks. If you work for a retailer you get a small (or nice) discount, if for an animal clinic it's all the free samples of dog food and if for an office it's all the post-it notes that aren't nailed down.
Working in a laboratory provides perks in its own special little way, not so much in tangible goods but in outright fun.
Yesterday I received an order of some special enzymes which always have to be kept super cold. One came on a boring ice pack but the other was a great score. The box was full of that most wonderful of solids CO2 better known as dry ice.
Looks rather innocuous doesn't it? Just little white pellets. That's why you have to introduce a little H2O to the compound to get the reaction going.
Better than any smoke or fog machine eh? I love to reach into the sink and pull up clouds of it.This one would make a nice little background for some cloud or smoke texturing on picture don't ya think? As you can see I gave up on it long before it'd all ran out, they ship you that much dry ice. But if I ever had to flash freeze something (and had no access to liquid nitrogen) or create a spooky atmosphere it's just an enzyme order away.
What perks do you get for your job or at least something that provides vast amounts of entertainment? Anyone else play with dry ice a lot?