This discussion has been closed.
Posted by Sebbo74 (U14709961) on Thursday, 4th October 2012
I think the fact that lady wearing a white coat and safety goggles is a tad over the top. Has health and safety gone mad at the BBC. Or is the Beeb promoting that every time we boil the kettle or reach for an Ice cube in the freezer we should wear protective googles. Come on its some hot water, some room temperature water and neither getting that cold! hardly dangerous!
Posted by altup (U15315707) on Thursday, 4th October 2012
Sounds like top entertainment Pity I missed it
Posted by megamain (U12800305) on Thursday, 4th October 2012
Posted by technologist (U1259929) on Thursday, 4th October 2012
I think the fact that lady wearing a white coat and safety goggles is a tad over the top!
the woman referred to was identified as the producer - who' is the person in a production Legally accountable for Safety - so I can see why she was perhaps unusually cautious. - or wanted some dramatic effect.
But boiling water is dangerous.... and she didn't minimise the risk in pouring it ...
but generally PPE should be the last resort!
Posted by silvery (U8422462) on Thursday, 4th October 2012
I don't know what PPE is.
But anyway I thought it was ridiculous - the white overall and the safety goggles.
Looks like they used the small freezer bit of their milk fridge as well. I wonder how long they left the water in there. It wasn't really what you'd think of as a conclusive experiment.
Posted by Pat Shed (U4664057) on Thursday, 4th October 2012
Surely the goggles and coat were merely stage props, designed to emphasise that this was (meant to be) a scientific experiment? Once again H&S gets the blame though.
Posted by GZ (U5310554) on Thursday, 4th October 2012
Re: the experiment at hand. I know a lot of people have said they use hot water to fill the ice tray as they think that it will make faster ice cubes or they use hot water when they are going to boil water because they think hot water will go to boil quicker on the stove.
Personally, I am never in that much of a hurry to make ice cubes or boil water.
But regardless, I still always prefer to use the cold tap for both.
Hot water is fine for washing, bathing etc.
But any time I am using water for consumption I prefer the cold tap. Hot water is water that has been sitting in the hot water heater tank and could have some sediment or even a bit of rust in it.
Whereas the cold water tap is going straight through copper pipes from the city water lines.
The Points of View team invite you to discuss BBC Television programmes.
Questions? Check the BBC FAQ for answers first!
Go to: BBC News Have your say to discuss topics in the news
Make a complaint? Go to the BBC complaints website.
BBC News: Off-topic for this board, so contact them directly with your feedback: Contact BBC News
The message board is currently closed for posting.
This messageboard is reactively moderated.
Find out more about this board's House Rules
This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.