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Why is ice slippery?
Pressure exerted by your foot lowers the melting temperature of the top layer of ice
Friction exerted by your foot heats the ice and melts the top layer of ice
The water molecules on the top layer have nothing to help hold them in place and thus remain an unfrozen liquid
Scientists still don’t know
None Ya’ business
Believe it or not, scientists still do not understand why ice is slippery. All answers listed are thought to be potential explanations for why ice is slippery, but there is not a general consensus among the academic community for any one. It is one of life’s great mysteries.
Ice forms in phases, depending on pressure and temperature.
How many different phases of ice are there?
It’s NOT just a phase.
It was just ONE time in college. The ice grew out of it!
Ice can form in fifteen known phases and are differentiated by their crystalline structure, ordering and density. The ice most commonly found in your freezer is known as Ice II. Sounds pretty bad-ass, doesn’t it? The ice that is most abundant in the universe is amorphous ice, a mysterious phase which lacks a crystal structure.
How much of the Earth’s water is frozen as either ice or snow?
980% (just making sure you’re paying attention)
The amount of water locked up in ice and snow is only about 1.7% of all water on Earth, but the majority of total freshwater on Earth (about 68.7%) is held in ice caps and glaciers.
How Many Times Have You Seen the movie Frozen?
There is no correct answer here, but bonus points for 38+.
Where is the Fastest Moving Glacier in the World?
The fastest moving glacier is in Greenland, rushing onward at a blistering 12.6 kilometers (7.8 miles) per year.
What can be diagnosed by placing an ice cube on exposed skin for several minutes?
I genuinely think it’s herpes
What is the oldest ice ever discovered?
2.5 million years ago
2 million years ago
1.5 million years ago
1 million years ago
Using a fairly new technique that measures radioactive krypton atoms in ice core samples, scientists believe they have successfully dated polar ice back to 1.5 million years ago.
What kind of ice is in a Comet?
The ice in comets is not the nice crystalline structure we know. Instead, it’s an amorphous (without form) random arrangement of molecules known as “glassy ice.” On earth, glassy ice can only form when water is rapidly cooled to -137C.
Who invented the first ice cube tray?
Guy L. Tinkham
Mary J. Blidge
Richard G. Drew
The first flexible stainless steel, all-metal ice cube tray was created by Guy L. Tinkham in 1933.
What is Ice Cube’s Real Name? (the Rapper)
Terry Jean Bollette
Lawrence Harvey Zeigler
What Year Was the Artificial Refrigerator Invented?
The history of artificial refrigeration began when Scottish professor William Cullen designed a small refrigerating machine in 1755.
In 1913, refrigerators for home and domestic use were invented by Fred W. Wolf of Fort Wayne, Indiana with models consisting of a unit that was mounted on top of an ice box.