A professional physics teacher drops one marshmallow into a flask of liquid nitrogen, waits for the most energetic boiling to stop, fishes it out with tongs, shakes it off, pops it into his mouth, chews it up, and swallows it. Clouds of ice crystals issue from his mouth as he crunches noisily and comments on the sweet taste. How can he do this without injury? Caution: Liquid nitrogen can be a dangerous substance and you should not try this yourself. The teacher might be badly injured if he did not shake it off, if he touched the tongs to a tooth, or if he did not start with a mouthful of saliva.

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