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How To Build An Igloo

Kevin Kelly has a great find over on his site Cool Tools. It’s an $11 book from author Norbert E. Yankielun that teaches the art of the igloo and other snow shelters. After reading the 208 page novel, all you’ll need to do is wait for the next Nor’Easter and you’re ready to build a house that isn’t affected by ...

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Phoenix Mars Lander Ends Mission

The Phoenix Mars Lander has given NASA and scientists an unimaginable amount of information. It discovered both water and snow on Mars and has helped paved the way for exploring for life in outer space. But all good things must come to an end and after a Martian dust storm, combined with the harsh winter conditions on the surface of ...

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Snowball Blaster Guarantees Epic Snow Fights

As a kid, I never had any cool contraptions that shot snow at my friends. It was simply a matter of building a fort and throwing some snowballs around. Now that it’s almost 2009, it’s time to get real about shit. Get your kids this $30 Snowball Blaster. It can instantly form three round snowballs which you can then launch ...

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Bang! Bang! You’re Drunk

Ice cube trays don’t get more bizarre than ones shaped like a AK-47 magazine. That’s what forged these bullet-shaped ice cubes shown above which, for some reason or another, are now chilling our favorite drinks. No, not even Titanic or Tetris-shaped ice cubes can match what these puppies are packin’. That’s a whole lot of heat for such a chilling ...

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Lemon and Lime Slice Cubes

I love the concept of these Ice and Slices trays. Slice up a lemon or a lime, put it in the tray, add water and freeze. Presto. Next time you have a vodka cocktail or something equally fruity on the rocks, you can just drop in a few slice cubes of lemon or lime. Genius! Only a mere six bucks. ...

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Love On The Rocks (No Ice)

Not everyone cares what their ice cubes look like but for the rest of us, we rely on creativity and nautical disasters to take our drinks up a notch. For the bold and brave, try these drinking rocks that come from Sweden. Known as Nordic Rock, the cube-cut stones are known for their ability to retain the cold. This particular ...

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A Genius Ice Tray

The IceOrb is one of the finest ice-related inventions on the planet. Fill up the outer mold with water then put the inner mold in and freeze it. Remove and presto: 21 oddly-shaped ice cubes. At $16, it’s totally not worth it but don’t let me hold you back. You can pick up one of those Lamborgini lighters while you’re ...

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NASA Phoenix Mars Lander Finds Water On Mars

This was huge news for both NASA and the world, until today. Yesterday, the Phoenix Mars Lander heated up a soil sample from the surface of Mars. Upon heating it, a sensor identified vapors of water, meaning there very well could be life on the Red Planet. “We have water,” said William Boynton of the University of Arizona, lead scientist ...

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Drown Away Your Sorrow With Gin

Wallowing in your own self pity while drinking away your sorrows with a glass full of gin and tonic just got even more depressing. Gin & Titonic is an ice cube mold that is shaped to depict miniature Titanics and icebergs that can “sink in your drink.” Jason Amendolara of Fred Studio designed a single ice tray capable of creating ...

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Water Rescue Craft For The Stranded

Being stranded on an island of ice off the coast of Alaska is a total buzz kill. Luckily, Vince had the iceRESC water rescue craft to save us. Otherwise, I’d most likely be drinking my own urine for nourishment. With caterpillar tracks for easy travel in water as well as over ice, this rescue craft is far from diverse without ...

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