|Ice Ice Baby!|
|Straw balanced by ice|
The video below is the closest I've seen to the ice cube shenanigans we performed that day. It is only vaguely reminiscent of our fun day, and really is much more a rip-off of Eepybird (of Coke and Mentos fame including the two arm victory salute at the end). Of course, even that is relevant for my family since our ice cube incident happened during a time when we hung out with Fritz Grobe of Eepybird before he got all famous and stuff. Still it is entertaining and I hope you enjoy it.
For comparison here is the Eepybird video.... just sayin....
Controversies aside, summer is officially here and I hope the warm days make you appreciate the miracle of the ice in your freezer. The ability to create ice through refrigeration (which we take for granted) has a long history that includes notables such as Benjamin Franklin and Michael Faraday. During the winter it is so plentiful that in Sweden they build hotels out of it (see below), but during the hot summer, it is the technological miracle of refrigeration keeps our food and medicine from spoiling, gives us air conditioning and ice and generally makes life much more pleasant. So during a particularly hot day this summer, take some ice out of your freezer and think about just how awesome it is that you can play with it as it melts away. Enjoy!
|Widdikay and Bix hanging out in the Ice Hotel in northern Sweden|