Goldfish + Liquid Nitrogen = Modern Day Miracle?

Submitted by: lostinkorea 4 years ago in Science

A goldfish is frozen in liquid nitrogen, only to be "magically" brought back to life!
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Male 621
Poor little fishy.
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Male 15,175
Does this work on schoolkids?
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Male 2,675
Mine die when i put a cup of 65.1F water in a 65F tank. *rolleyes*
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Male 4,745
My neighbour used to freeze her gold fish when she went away on vacation. Creepy.
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Male 3,745
"WHAT THE drat MAN!?"
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Male 112
Angilion, that makes me feel a little better that the fish was supposed to be food anyway. However, the fish clearly came out of the nitrogen bath as a frozen fishsickle. You can see the ice on it. I`m almost positive that the Leidenfrost effect would have been negated by that length of time of submersion.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I wonder how long he lives after.[/quote]

The fish were bought as food for a turtle, so they weren`t going to live very long anyway.

I`m thinking that the conditions could result in the Leidenfrost effect and that the immersion is short enough for the Leidenfrost effect to explain it. If that`s the case, then the fish wasn`t frozen at all.

[quote]yeah that probably didnt hurt at all.[/quote]

If it is explained by the Leidenfrost effect, then it wouldn`t have hurt. You can stick your hand in boiling lead without any pain or injury under some circumstances - the Leidenfrost effect is pretty potent. Don`t try it at home, though!
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Male 687
that`s exactly how Jesus did it
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Male 112
I wonder how long he lives after. I bet he doesn`t make it much longer. That can`t be good for its gills.
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Female 4,447
Does that really count though? It wasn`t even frozen for a whole minute. Leave it frozen for an hour, then try it and see what happens.
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Male 646
"He was in too long the first time" - I don`t care who you are, that`s kind of f`d up
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Male 1,252
yeah that probably didnt hurt at all.
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Female 3,726
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