By uneek14 - Canada


Today, while reading some chemistry notes, I came across the term "solid water". Completely stumped, I asked myself, "What the hell is solid water?" Then I heard my little cousin say, "Ice." I'm a 4th year science major in university. He still checks the closet for monsters. FML
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  stevenJB  |  25

Well If you took chemistry you'd know that there is heavy water, solid water and whatever the likes. If he's a science
Mayjor it is easy to get all these names
Mixed up. Thumbs down for all your laughing at him because if he's in a university they are
Obviously studying more difficult material and it common to over think alot things.

  Petey7  |  11

Take it from a college senior majoring in chemistry, "solid water" is not a the same thing as "hard water." There are times when it is advantageous to use the phrase "solid water" instead of ice, such as when looking at an expanded phase diagram, since water actually has 11 different solid phases.

  Stoj_fml  |  0

Pointing out when people confuse 'your' with 'you're' was once a decent reason to insult people; but now it's done so often and by so many people, it's just annoying. Give it up.

  dowhatiwant  |  0

Was there not an FML about an American who went into a drive-through, told their order to a garbage bin, and then started yelling at that garbage bin for not answering? And you think Canadians are dumb?! BTW, figures an FML posted by an American would have happened in a drive-through. They need to stop being such gluttonous pigs.

  Ughsucks  |  0

It's drive-thru you retarded Frenchie.

Your entire country's GDP is less than the state of California's, and you own more land than all but 2 countries.


k will u all just stop being so racist (if thats the right term). every country has flaws but that doesnt mean you can go around being ethnocentric about everything like 5year olds. lets just accept that were different and LIVE WITH IT already.

By  justaquietghost  |  0

When I officially learned that people say that, "solid water, liquid water" it really bugged me, and it was like "Why not call it ice? and WATER?" The reason they didn't in my class is because, in Astronomy, most of the time they aren't referring to H20. And you've grown up with it having distinct terms for the stage it's in. It's understandable a little kid would get it without thinking about it, they aren't programed yet. It happens, but it isn't an FYL or YDI. It's more like an I've never heard this term before and my younger cousin shed new light on the situation.

  humorizer  |  14

Exactly... I was doing a biology test, and one of the questions (this is college mind you) was "Where does the energy used for photosynthesis come from?" And the choices were something like:
a. water
b. sunlight
c. chlorophyll
d. mitochondria
e. Krebb's Cycle
f. Calvin's cycle

Now, don't get me wrong, I knew exactly what photosynthesis is; it's the means of converting sunlight to sugar... However... I was thinking this was a trick question that was seeing how much attention we paid to calvins/krebb's cycle, so I randomly guessed between one of the two.

Naturally, had I not overthought it, I'd have picked the right answer (sunlight).

  regalarius  |  0

Yeah, I agree. Remember, in chemistry we have terms like "dry ice" to refer to something that is *not* H2O. Personally, I'd get "frozen water" much more quickly than "solid water," as "solid water" might mean "water with one element added that solidifies it."