In 1989, the Buffalo Sabres goalie had his neck sliced by another players skate, severing his carotid artery, resulting in so much blood loss that it caused eleven fans to faint, two more to have heart attacks, and three players to vomit on the ice. His life was saved by the team trainer. espn.com/nhl/news/story?i…
In 1991, a man broke into the Florida State Capitol & blockaded himself inside. His demands included pizza, beer, cigarettes, chinese food, weed, 666 donuts (for the cops) and phone calls w/ Ice Cube, Timothy Leary, & Lemmy from MotΓΆrhead. No demand was met, but the standoff ended peacefully en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
The most powerful volcanic eruption in the last 7,000 years, on the Indonesian island of Lombok, led to a global mini-ice age that contributed to the disappearance of the Greenland Vikings smithsonianmag.com/histor…
In 1985, an icebreaker ship was used to save 2000 beluga wales which were trapped in a small area by a swath of ice too wide for them to cross under in one breath. The wales did not want to follow the ship through the channel until they started playing classical music over the loudspeakers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mos…
Vanilla Ice used Queen and David Bowie's Under Pressure song baseline for his one-hit wonder Ice Ice Baby but didn't pay any royalties to Queen or Bowie. After facing a lawsuit, he then claimed he purchased the song Under Pressure in an interview, only to be corrected by a Queen spokesman. ultimateclassicrock.com/v…
The USSR expected to win the final of the 1957 Ice Hockey World Championships, held in Moscow, but lost to Sweden. The organizers did not have the Swedish national anthem ready for the medal ceremony, so the Swedish players sang a drinking song and it was broadcast over the PA system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
As a kid, Ice-T had his bike stolen. He told his father about it; he simply shrugged and said: "Well, then, you ain't got no bike." Ice-T then stole parts from various bicycles and assembled "three or four weird-looking, brightly-painted bikes" from the parts. His father never even noticed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
Citric acid, one of the most common food additives (sodas, ice cream, processed sweets, cider, baby food) is usually not made from lemons, but by feeding sugar to black mould through an industrial process. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cit…
It is illegal to smoke weed or drink alcohol while on frozen ice in Manitoba Canada. steinbachonline.com/local…
Today I learned about Dirk Willems, a Dutch martyred Anabaptist who is most famous for escaping from prison and turning back to rescue his pursuerβ€”who had fallen through thin ice while chasing Willemsβ€”to then be recaptured, tortured and killed for his faith. (Anabaptists, which includes Mennonites and Amish) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dir…
Because of the amount of ice it sits on, the South Pole actually has an elevation of 9,300 ft. (2800m) and people have had to be evacuated due to altitude sickness. latimes.com/world/la-fg-b…
One of Jupiter's moon, Europa is known to have a huge ocean underneath its icy surface. NASA is developing an ice-penetrating technology called ARCHIMEDES that uses laser light to penetrate Europa's crust and allow explorers to access its underlying ocean. science.nasa.gov/technolo…
Russians eat ice cream in the winter to be warm edmontonjournal.com/news/…
Canadians secretly buried a Loonie at center ice at the Salt Lake Winter Olympics. Many believe it was lucky and helped the Canadians win both the men and women gold medal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loo…
Torvill and Dean's world famous olympic gold medal winning performance of Bolero was 18 seconds longer than the rules allowed. They got around this by spending the first 18 seconds on their knees, as the clock didn't start until their blades touched the ice tv.bt.com/tv/tv-news/torv…
Polar bear paws are effing huge because larger surface area prevents them from falling through ice and snow. wwf.ca/stories/paws-claws…
There's a supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park that would release ash so dense; it would block the sun and send the world into another Ice Age if it were to erupt usgs.gov/faqs/what-would-…
Jupiter's moon Europa is covered by a thick layer of ice, with a huge subsurface ocean of liquid water underneath it. Estimates give the ocean an average depth of 100km, and a radius of 877km. This equates to 3 times the combined volume of water of Earth's oceans. apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap1205…
A band released a playable record made out of ice designboom.com/technology…
Icicles can grow upward. They are called ice spikes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
Clint Eastwood was mayor of tiny Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA in the 1980s; he ran because he wanted to lift a ban on public ice cream sales, flew home from movie sets for weekly council meetings, wrote a column in the town paper, and a local hotel changed their slogan to "make my stay". mentalfloss.com/article/7…
Japan has 72 distinct "micro-seasons." Each one describes a specific weather phenomenon and they include things like "first peach blossoms" and "east wind melts the ice." youtu.be/aScTn2A8hv8
Today I learned of a natural phenomenon called radiative cooling which the ancient Persians exploited to create ice, even when temperatures were above freezing ted.com/talks/aaswath_ram…
Mars experienced 6 to 20 ice ages that produced multiple glaciers that remained frozen and have survived for 300 million years. cnn.com/2021/01/20/world/…
Despite being blind in one eye, ice hockey player Frank McGee set the record for most goals in a Stanley Cup game when he scored 14 against the Dawson City Nuggets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Land that was covered by glaciers during the last Ice Age is still rising about a centimeter a year, 12,000 years after the massive weight of the ice sheets is gone en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pos…
Today I learned about Hair Ice. An ice that forms on dead wood and takes the shape of fine silky hair. It is mostly found between 45 to 55 degrees North in broadleaf forests and is formed due to the fungus Exidiopsis effusa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hai…
. There are enormous floating mountains of ice on Pluto nasa.gov/feature/pluto-s-…
There is a very popular ice skating race of 200km on frozen lakes / rives in the Netherlands which is only organised when the ice on the whole route is 15 cm thick. Last time they organised this Elfstedentocht was in 1997. holland.com/global/touris…
Naturally occurring ice is a mineral geology.com/articles/wate…
The 2007 film "Are We Done Yet?" starring Ice Cube is a remake of the 1986 film "The Money Pit" starring Tom Hanks which was a remake of the 1948 film "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" starring Cary Grant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
Some Breyers ice cream had to be renamed in 2013 to "frozen dairy dessert" because it didn't meet the legal definition to still be called "ice cream". mouseprint.org/2013/01/21…
Today I learned of the 'Glacier Girl', a P-38 Lightning fighter that was recovered from underneath an ice sheet after 50 years and restored to flight en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gla…
On the floor of a cave in southern France were found a number of detailed portraits of humans dating back to the Ice Age. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/scien…
The song Over the River and Through the Wood is actually about Thanksgiving, and although we don't usually associate Thanksgiving with snow, at the time it was written, in the early 19th century, New England was going through the Little Ice Age. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ove…
The origins of ice hockey have long been debated. In 2008, the International Ice Hockey Federation officially declared the first game of organized ice hockey was played in Montreal in 1875. However, research suggests that the first organized hockey games on skates were played in England. thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
When Clint Malarchuk, a goalie in the NHL, had his throat accidentally slit by another player's skates, his main thought was to get off the ice as quickly as possible so his mother wouldn't see him die. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cli…
Five 100-year-old crates of Mackinlay whiskey were discovered encased in ice in Antarctica in 2006. The whiskey was abandoned in a hut during the Shackleton expedition, and it was perfectly preserved below decades of ice accumulation. noted.co.nz/archive/archi…
Although ice hockey is the largest sport in Finland, an ice hockey player has never been chosen as Sports person of the year in Finland. Soccer player has been chosen 4 times. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fin…
In 1938 nazi Germany began an expedition to challenge Norwegian claims in Antarctica, primarily for control of whale oil; a hotly desired commodity for the production of margarine. The story has since developed into a conspiracy theory about secret nazi ice bases supported by alien technology youtube.com/watch?v=Rs0Za…
In 1978 eccentric millionaire Dick Smith made world news by towing an enormous iceberg into Sydney Harbour, offering to cut it into ice cubes, or "dicksicles". This was actually an elaborate April Fool’s Day prank and the β€œiceberg” was actually made of shaving cream. pickle.nine.com.au/2016/0…
Hawaiian Punch started off as an ice cream topping en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haw…
Ice, water, and vapour can coexist under a specific condition known as the triple point where water can freeze, melt and boil at the same time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
Fidel Castro was obsessed with ice cream, once consuming 18 scoops in one sitting. His love for ice cream inspired him to implement a fully fledged dairy industry in Cuba and he even opened his own ice cream parlor. vice.com/en_us/article/mb…
Alaskan Wood Frogs freeze during winters. 2/3rds of their body water turns into ice, hearts stop beating & blood stops flowing. They build up high concentrations glucose in their organs & tissues which prevents cells from shrinking/dying. When spring arrives, they thaw out & hop away. latimes.com/science/scien…
Applejack is the name of an apple brandy that was popular in Maine due to liquor laws. Apple orchards were plentiful and applejack is easy to make by freezing fermenting cider, draining the ice, and keeping the high concentration liquor that stayed liquid. mainebrewguide.com/applej…
The song Ice Ice Baby released in 1990 by Vanilla Ice was the first hip hop single to top the Billboard charts. It was also written by him in 1983 at the age of 16. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
The oldest known pottery is from China and dates to 20,000 BC, at the height of the ice age, long before the beginnings of agriculture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pot…
Most desserts with mint use peppermint, not spearmint, and thus mint chocolate chip ice cream is peppermint flavored. imperialsugar.com/blog/wh…
Joseph and Jacob Loose, two brothers came up with competing cookies that were essentially the same - Hydrox and the Oreo. For years the Hydrox dominated, until the 1950s when Oreo increased the price and license it for use in other products, like Cookies & Cream ice cream. businessinsider.in/retail…

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