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Frigidity is the Mother of Invention

2005-03-10 04:28:01.26366+00 by topspin 4 comments

Via NPR and Mother Nature. What happens in Fairbanks Alaska if you leave the water running and keep extending the pipe upward? A 160ft ice tower which is suitable for climbing, of course. The guy's comments on ice climbing in sub-zero weather and government are worth a read also.

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-03-10 13:13:51.341554+00 by: meuon

It took a little while to soak in how BIG that thing is.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-03-11 21:54:43.544206+00 by: TheSHAD0W

It's, um, big.

#Comment Re: made: 2005-03-16 16:22:54.208325+00 by: Nancy

#Comment Re: made: 2005-03-16 16:25:38.936424+00 by: Nancy

Got the news last night that it fell yesterday. I also learned that my daughter and a friend stumbled upon the tower sometime last fall while they were aimlessly driving around (not a lot to do in Fairbanks!)