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Meet An Icicle Farmer 

To most of us, icicles grow naturally, usually off the roofs of poorly insulated houses. But at Utah-based Ice Castles, man-made icicle farms are growing 15,000 icicles a day. How else do you think giant ice palaces get built? Welcome to the world of icicle farming.


These Mysterious Ice Pancakes Have Taken Over A Scottish River 

Weird thingshappen in the winter cold. At the River Dee in Scotland, that includes dozens of recently discovered “ice pancakes” floating on the river surface. Their strange shapes boggle the imagination, but rest assured, there’s an explanation for their existence.


What Christmas Looks Like In Los Angeles

It was 77 degrees in LA today which is what qualifies as Christmas here. Who needs a white Christmas, the sprawling city of Los Angeles sure doesn’t need pea coats or functional (not fashionable) scarves or snow shovels or visible breath to celebrate Christmas. Paddle boards and a beach will do just fine.


A Glowing LED-Lit Sled Keeps You On The Slopes All Night Long

It’s too bad that snow really only falls during the winter months when the days are so short. It means that if you lose track of time, you’ll find yourself careening down a snow and ice-covered hill on a sled in the dark of night, with no way to see what you’re about to crash into. Unless you bring a torch, or sled with this glowing downhill racer.


The Different Types Of Snowflake, Visualised

Snowflakes are endlessly fascinating and incredibly beautiful. But while they’re all (sort of) unique, they can be neatly divided into well-defined types of flake. This chart shows them all.


Clever Video Shows How A Snowflake Gets Formed

Video: Here’s a clever video that shows the “formation” of a snowflake. It’s actually footage of a snowflake melting, but it’s played in reverse, so it seems like we’re seeing the birth of a snowflake. But even though it uses that bit of trickery, it’s such a beautiful process to see. I wish we could see it in real life.


Skiing Through This Impossibly Narrow Ridge Is Insane

Video: Holy cow. I don’t know how professional skier Cody Townsend pulled off this insane ski line that saw him pretty much drop straight down and then through the most narrow of cracks while skiing insanely fast, but he did it. The English language is not equipped to express how unbelievably mind-blowingly awesome his ski run was.


Iced Fog Turns Forest Into Real Life Frozen Magic Kingdom

This weekend, a forest turned into a real life Frozen kingdom of ice in Hungary. It wasn’t the Snow Queen Elsa, but the rapidly sinking temperatures that caused the fog to suddenly freeze on a hill top, turning trees into strange surreal sculptures like the one above.


Beautiful Warming Huts Are Proof That Canada Does Winter Better Than Anyone

The average temperature in Winnipeg during the winter hovers around -12C — a number most of would consider cause for hunkering down for the season. In Canada, it’s cause for parties.


How To Make Alcoholic Ice Blocks: A Refreshingly Fun Way To Beat The Heat

Growing up, one of my best friends was a counsellor at a every summer. He and his fellow counsellors were looking for non-obvious ways to get their buzz on. Their solution was genius in its simplicity. What’s better in summer time than an ice block?


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