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LiQUiDBuD
10-29-2005, 05:13 PM
Ok, I just opened my freezer to get some ice for a Crown & Coke, and noticed that the ice tray on top had an icicle going upwards. I know I haven't drank that much yet, and surely I'm not hallucinating.

Does anybody know how ice can seemingly defy gravity during the freezing process? Does the surface tension of the water have anything to do with this effect? Can anyone explain my gravity defying ice?

LiQUiDBuD

Squink
10-29-2005, 05:30 PM
Spikecicles (http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=330978&highlight=spikecicle%2A)

LiQUiDBuD
10-29-2005, 06:02 PM
Thanks for the reply Squink. I should have used the search function before posting :smack: Will remember that next time :D

LiQUiDBuD

Captain Carrot
10-29-2005, 08:49 PM
At first I thought this was about someone whose intelligence was currently low bieng amazed that ice floats...

TJdude825
10-30-2005, 01:54 AM
At first I thought this was about someone whose intelligence was currently low bieng amazed that ice floats... Me too. So just in case:

http://chemistry.about.com/od/chemistryfaqs/f/icefloats.htm

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