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Mon Feb 8, 2021, 11:27 PM

What would cause this?

My husband went out this morning, maybe 32 degrees, and found this in the cat's water bowl. Any thoughts on what would cause this?



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Reply What would cause this? (Original post)
birdographer Feb 2021 OP
consider_this Feb 2021 #1
birdographer Feb 2021 #5
dweller Feb 2021 #2
Arkansas Granny Feb 2021 #3
birdographer Feb 2021 #6
denbot Feb 2021 #4
2naSalit Feb 2021 #8
birdographer Feb 2021 #7
denbot Feb 2021 #10
quickesst Feb 2021 #9
3catwoman3 Feb 2021 #11
quickesst Feb 2021 #12

Response to birdographer (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 11:29 PM

1. Jewish space laser?

j/k looks like an icicle dropped in there?

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Response to consider_this (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 11:33 PM

5. We wonder if stuff dripped down

from above, but at only maybe 28-32 degrees, it would not freeze right away like in the arctic (and no icicles here at those temps, snow only lasts a few hours here)--oh, and the water below it was not frozen... Very strange. Very odd sharp edges at the bottom, and it was maybe 6" high. So odd. (I keep editing this for clarity...like it matters...)

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 11:30 PM

2. It's an

Igigle ...

✌🏻

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 11:31 PM

3. Is it related to that monolith they found in the desert?

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 11:35 PM

6. I'm thinkin' maybe so...

Or it could be a time warp thing. You know, like happens.

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 11:32 PM

4. Well..

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Response to denbot (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 11:46 PM

8. Aliens messin' with ya!

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Mon Feb 8, 2021, 11:42 PM

7. Now that I look at it again

I think it is a vaccine omen.

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Response to birdographer (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 12:11 AM

10. My guess is an icicle broke off from above.

Landed heavy side (icicles are thicker at the top) down, punching a hole through the ice layer already formed in the bowl. The ice was thick enough to not shatter across the surface, and the icicle was thick enough to penetrate the ice layer without shattering. The resulting hole was wider than the circumference of the upside down icicle, so that when it came to rest, it did so at an angle..

Or it was in fact aliens..

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Response to birdographer (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 12:06 AM

9. I was curious....

....so I went looking. What I found. There is a picture at the website, but I can't post it.

https://www.theguardian.pe.ca/weather/weather-university/weather-u-the-science-behind-upside-down-icicles-294019/


Ice spikes grow as the water turns to ice. Water expands by nine per cent as it freezes. The ice slowly freezes in from the edges, until a small hole is left unfrozen in the surface. Since ice expands as it freezes, the ice freezing below the surface starts to push water up through the hole. If the conditions are just right, the water will be forced out of the hole and it will freeze into an ice spike. With time, as water continues to come up through the hole, it freezes around the bottom and the spike continues to get longer or taller.

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Response to quickesst (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 12:29 AM

11. DU is so...

...educational!

Thnx for posting this.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 09:28 AM

12. you're welcome

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