As we head into the middle of summer, no doubt there will come a day when you're sitting around, sweltering, and decide that what would hit the spot at the moment would be an icey cold one. What the "one" is, that's up to you -- a can of soft drink, a beer, whatever. (Though there's not much left for the "whatever.") You head to the refrigerator, only to discover to your distress that you forgot to put any new cans in there. And all that's left is that six-pack sitting on the floor, lukewarm. Your heart sinks, as the temperature rises.
Not to worry!
What we have here is a tip from the Lifehacker folks about how you can cool down that beverage in...are you ready?...just two minutes. Really. And it's very easy to do. All it takes is water, ice cubes, and table salt. A bit of knowledge about the second law of thermondynamics helps, but it's not necessary because that's built in.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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