Here are some big powerful icicles that destroyed a few windshields and caused loud, catastrophic mayhem.
Remember those days in elementary school when you'd fall on the playground and get sent to the nurse's office, only to be given an ice pack and get told to get back to class? Even if the injury was more serious, an ice pack or a little band-aid always seemed to be the routine course of action. Those were the days.
Antarctica is one of the world's most mysterious continents. Covered in 98% ice, and the last in the world to be discovered and explored, this place is the most uninhabitable on earth, and is covered in ice that in places is almost 2km thick. First discovered in 1820 by Russian explorer Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev, it would take until 1895 that the ice continent would be explored properly. The continent is also wrought with controversy, with multiple countries staking claims to different parts of it, with some of them overlapping.
But as the world has started to shift and the environment with it, scientists have started to witness hitherto unseen changes that had only been recorded historically in our findings in the ice. But a hole that was discovered in the center of the continent has got scientists abuzz over the developments. So what happened here? Is this natural or another example of man's effect on the global environment.
Natalia Teplova, a horse owner in Edmonton, Canada, noticed one of her horses was missing when she called for them on Saturday morning. The missing horse, Lexi, didn't show up with the other horses.
"We went calling for the horses and usually they come up. This time, the other horses came up but she wasn't there," Teplova told CTV News.
As any concerned animal owner would do, Natalia and her husband began a small search party and set out to scour the area around their property, and find Lexi. They searched and searched and nearly decided to give up looking for Lexi that is until Natalia's husband horse he had been riding called out, and Lexi responded.
"Then he called again and she responded again, and I started running," Teplova said. They found Lexi have been trapped, full submerged in ice-cold water. "Her head was sticking out above the ice. She was submerged all the way to her withers—her shoulders. Her front feet were out. She was barely holding up there."
Teplova called 911 for assistance, and she and others slid ropes around Lexi's body to prevent her from sinking any further. And just to give some clarity as to just how freezing this water was, Teplova added, "I put my hands in just to get the ropes around, in the water, and within seconds, my hand went numb. So that was very, very cold."
Together with the firefighting units, they were about to successfully pull out Lexi -- along with a bobcat!
It was estimated that Lexi had been trapped in the ice water for at least six hours.
Story via CTV News
This guy doesn't seem to be doing much at the beginning of the video. But as it goes on, slowly but surely the shape begins to form and the result is simply stunning. With something that can go horribly wrong with a single wrong cut, or an art piece that can simply be a disaster if the angle is off, this artist shows what practicing your craft with tenacity can produce.
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It's hard enough getting through a normal day! The universe took it upon it's crappy self to lump even more problems onto these unlucky people. At least we get to see how bad these folks ad it and "oooh" and "aaah" at their misfortune. If you're a sicko like us who'd like to see more people having a bad time then check these out.
Even a normal day is going to have its small tragedies. Maybe you forgot something at home. Maybe traffic made you late. While we can all agree that a normal day has its own disappointing pitfalls, someone is having an unusually bad day. There's someone out there who's looking into an unyielding void of disappointment.
The newest scandal involving rapper 21 Savage was arguably more exciting than the Super Bowl on Sunday. If you haven't heard, 21 Savage was arrested on Sunday morning in Atlanta by ICE, with allegations that the rapper is actually a British citizen and is residing illegally in the US. Memers have been relentlessly making fun of 21 Savage, joking that his lyrics seem less...shall we say, foreboding now that we know this information?
These memes and tweets are for the brave souls out here surviving the 2019 Polar Vortex affecting the Midwest and the East Coast of the United States, which has forced businesses to shut down for the week and flights to be cancelled. With temperatures far below zero degrees Fahrenheit, all we can really urge you to do is to not go outside unless 100% absolutely necessary and hunker down with these memes!