The Popsicle was invented when 11 year old Frank Epperson accidentally left sugary soda water outdoor on a frigid night in 1905. His kids later made him rename the Epsicle (Epperson's icicle) to Pop's 'Sicle. npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
In 2010 falling icicles killed record numbers of people in St Petersburg Russia. 10 dead and 150 injured due to huge icicles after a severe winter. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Tinsel (the sparkly string decoration that we hang on christmas trees in the west) was invented in 1610, in Nuremberg Germany to emulate icicles and was originally made of shredded silver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin…
The first student to be murdered on Penn State's campus was stabbed in the chest with an icicle and the case remains unsolved. nytimes.com/1996/09/18/us…
A two-foot-long "urine icicle" built up outside the Space Shuttle during a mission in 1984 due to a clog in the vent system. An external robotic arm was used to break it off. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS…
Hollow icicles can form under sea ice. Since salt water has a lower freezing than meltwater from the ice, the meltwater freezes around the the saltwater into a solid tube. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…
In 1984, a giant pee-icicle formed on the outside of the space shuttle Discovery. Astronauts had to break it off using a robotic arm and shut down the toilet for the remainder of the mission. howstuffworks.com/10-mome…
Today I learned about ice spikes, a rare ice formation, often in the shape of an inverted icicle, that projects upwards from the surface of a body of frozen water. While most common in small containers such as birdbaths, some have been reported to be as big as 5 feet tall in larger bodies of water wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_sp…
You're more likely to die from an icicle than from a shark attack wnyyradio.com/news/25-sho…
Most rocket engines are 'cryogenic engines' - the fuel is supercooled, improving efficiency and providing critical cooling. Without this cooling, nozzles would melt almost instantly. This is so effective icicles commonly form on the engine nozzles while they are running. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cry…
The ripples in icicles are formed because of salt in the water. An icicle formed from pure water would be smooth. insidescience.org/content…
"Ice spikes" are icicles that grow UP. They occur when the waters' surface freezes except for a small hole through which the expanding water below is pushed up and out. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice…
The icicles that hang off the roof of a house are a result of energy loss from inside the home. The larger the icicles, the greater amount of heat is escaping through the roof due to poor attic insulation. nytimes.com/2009/02/19/ga…
Falling icicles kill dozens of Russians each year. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
Seagulls can fly with an icicle hanging from their beak in freezing weather.
The cryogenic rocket engine planned for use on the next generation of manned NASA spacecraft forms icicles when fired. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RL1…
Rocket Engine nozzles can produce Icicles, even at full thrust nasa.gov/mission_pages/co…
The salts forced out of freezing water to form an icicle is called a brinicle youtube.com/watch?v=r4cX2…
The Cranberries' "The Icicle Melts" was probably about a toddler's murder by two minors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
Icicles are a sign of poor insulation in a house. greenbuildingelements.com…
Today I learned about Fort Zverev, where bricks look a little more like icicles (Thanks, Cracked.com!) atlasobscura.com/place/fo…

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