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Sand doesn't melt

Sand sculpture at Revere Beach

But sometimes it seems like it does. Mary Ellen took in the sand-sculpture competition at Revere Beach yesterday - early, she says, before she could melt.

Michael Spicher went as well:

Paulo Teixeira videoed all the entries:

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Along with silica it becomes a glass

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I should've written "Sand doesn't melt below 3,090 degrees F," but I went with pithy instead

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Why on earth wouldn't you express it as 1972.039 Kelvin?

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n/t

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Some of us deal in precision. I'm not about to take any chances of heating my sand up to 1972.038 Kelvin and sitting there wondering why it isn't turning into glass.

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Nyarlathotep the Faceless God

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