The 7th Annual 2ndwest MIT CryoFAC


So last night, for the 7th year in a row, my old hall at MIT put on the “CryoFAC” event. Following a tradition started in 2000, lots of ice cream of various flavors were manufactured from scratch and frozen with liquid nitrogen. Good stuff. Just for nostalgia’s sake, here’s the advertisement for the very first CryoFAC:

From: "Scott Johnston" 
To: 
Subject: EC CryoFAC -- TODAY -- 5:30 PM -- Talbot Lounge
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2000 03:34:17 -0500
TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY TODAY
EAsT camPUS and Second West present
T H E
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/ ___/ / _   / / / __   / __/ / _ |   / ___/
/ /__  / , _/    / / /_/ / / _/  / __ |  / /__
___/ /_/|_|   /_/  ____/ /_/   /_/ |_|  ___/
ice cream * toppings * techno music * trippy lighting * prefrosh
Friday April 7  --  5:30 PM  --  Talbot Lounge, East Campus
liquid nitrogen  +  dry ice  +  dairy products
Ice Cream Menu:
=+=  French Chocolate Silk  =+=
=+=  I-Can't-Believe-I'm-Not-Dead-Yet Vanilla  =+=
=+=  Strawberry Putzalicious  =+=
=+=  Potent Peppermint  =+=
all-natural flavorings
secret Putz recipes
batches made fresh in only 10 minutes
only the finest liquid nitrogen
served chilled at -320 deg F
Bring your whole hall.
Prefrosh welcome from all corners of campus.

And an album of pictures that I took while I was over there this year:

  1. #1 by Foonyor on April 14, 2007 - 9:41 am

    Minor point dude. If the first CryoFAC was in 2000, then this would in fact be the eighth iteration (which is somewhat amazing). Does EC even have FACs any more?

  2. #2 by Scott on April 14, 2007 - 10:34 am

    Wow, I can’t believe we started an eight year tradition. The Munroe Triangle strikes again!