I actually spent a bit of time today reading most of the comments on a Slashdot article titled Ask The MythBusters. In summary, they were looking for 10 questions to ask the MythBusters next week, which is sort of neat. There were some good questions, as well as some not so good questions, but one that stood out in my mind was:
Most restaurants seem to believe that ice is free, and therefore tend to overfill the ice to save money on soda. However, the energy required to freeze water to make ice should be considered — is the real cost of ice actually less than the cost of an equivalent volume of soda?
I just thought it was interesting, I have no idea the answer to that, but it’s fun to ponder.