Stalactites-Stalagmites: There's Something Not Right About

Decorating By alanahodgson Updated 2 Sep 2008 , 9:17pm by alanahodgson

alanahodgson Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 3:26pm
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my freezer! this just doesn't seem right, does it? I can't remember my 6th grade science, so I don't know which is which, but I'm pretty sure I'm not supposed to have either in my freezer. *sigh*
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ibmoser Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 3:49pm
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You are correct - you have outside air coming in - maybe bad gaskets - melting the frost that has formed in the front of the freezer, creating the stalactites as it drips down. Your freezer is refreezing the water, making the stalagmites. The food in your freezer is not being kept at the proper temperature - have it checked. Unless, of course, you have little ones that stand there for hours with the door open, looking to see what there is to eat icon_lol.gif

alanahodgson Posted 31 Aug 2008 , 4:02pm
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I'm pretty sure one of the little ones hung from the door trying to swing like Indiana Jones. Twin 4 year old boys. What's a mom to do?

ibmoser Posted 1 Sep 2008 , 4:38pm
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PennieK Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 4:07am
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In case anyone was wondering:

StalaGmites rise up from the Ground
StalaCtites come down from the Ceiling

I'm such a geek icon_razz.gif

alanahodgson Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 11:38am
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I need a mnomic....nmonic....oh whatever! to help me remember. Do you have a cute song to go with it? Oh! on closer inspection I see that you've given me a clue! I get it. THANKS!! I'll have to pass that along to the 6th graders I work with!

vrmcc1 Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 12:48pm
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stalatites hold tight to the celing so they dont fall.

Mac Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 1:05pm
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And stalagmites might reach the ceiling.

jjkarm Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 4:31pm
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The way I was taught to remember the difference is:

When the mites go up.....the tights go down!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
(Those darn itchy little critters!)

alanahodgson Posted 2 Sep 2008 , 9:17pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jjkarm

The way I was taught to remember the difference is:

When the mites go up.....the tights go down!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
(Those darn itchy little critters!)





Haa! Funny! Thanks everybody! I don't think I'll forget now!

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