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  1. #1 Ice freezing reverse 
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    I was going to drink gin with my girlfriend and I made ice. But something very interesting happened. I was suprised when I took the ice out from the fridge and it was growing out from the ice box (why doesn´t the law of gravity apply for this extraordinary icecube?) . Check out the pictures. It is no trick.

    It is bothering me, so can anybody explain it?



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    Roland


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    Was there anything dripping from above? Well, even if something was dripping, I don't think it freeze so weirdly, I mean at such an angle.
    It is possible that an already frozen icicle on the freezer roof might have fallen into the ice tray when the water was semi frozen. This way the icicle can almost stand in the tray. And then the water froze completely, like when you saw it.
    Hope it helps,
    Nice photography by the way!


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    Another thing I noticed just now:
    In the first pic, there are some gas bubbles trapped in the icicle, and one of them appears elongated, maybe cause it was frozen while trying to escape.
    So, it makes think that maybe there was quite an unusual amount of gas trapped in the water and it tried to escape, but water froze around it during the process.
    Though, I don't this is likely.
    Did you google about it?
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    It's an Ice-spike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by algorytm
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    It is bothering me, so can anybody explain it?



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    Roland
    Your freezer seems to be interested in your girlfriend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geo
    It's an Ice-spike.
    Ice-spike it is!

    Read this:
    http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/s.../icespikes.htm
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    Thanks!


    Mystery solved! And besides that it was an extraordinary and rare ice-spike because I used tap water.

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