Monday, November 27, 2017

Freeze

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5 comments:

Keith said...

Love that one!

John Robert Mallernee said...

You might be interested in researching the definition(s) and/or etymology of "brass monkey".

Pete (Detroit) said...

Don't know the etymology of it, but it's the plate you stack cannon balls on. It's brass, and the balls are iron, so they contract at different rates. At Approx -20f (IIRC) the dimples in the bottom no longer secure the bottom rows, and the stack collapses, literally freezing the balls off.
Remember all that from a trip to Valley Forge ~45 years ago.
Good times.

Sergio said...

Reminds me of a time long ago when Cleveland Weatherman (meteorologist) Wally Kinnan was giving his national report on what was to be a far-below-zero night in the Great Plains. He said, "there's gonna to be a lot of brass monkeys singing soprano tomorrow in North Dakota"

Gladorn said...

And here is where I learned of "Brass Monkey."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2EQNgK8r7SM