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Why do ice cubes crack when you drop them in drinks?

The sound of summer is ice cracking as you pour yourself a cold drink. Hearing that snap and pop cools everybody down. But why does ice crack? Periodic Videos explains the reason why ice straight from freezer suffers that sudden crack versus how ice left on a tray will just melt instead of crack. » 7/02/14 12:47am 7/02/14 12:47am

These hand carved ice cubes are the most expensive you can buy

A bag of 50 of these hand carved ice cubes costs $325. They are made by a California-based company that claims the cubes have no taste, so they don't ruin the taste of drinks, and they provide minimum dilution and maximum cooling. I suspect these inconveniences don't matter after the first two drinks. » 6/11/14 10:51pm 6/11/14 10:51pm

It's a Shame To Think These 3D Milled Ice Cubes Will Melt Away

You can find silicone ice cube moulds for everything from perfect spheres to gummy bears these days. But if you're throwing a dinner party and really want to impress your guests, nothing says "I have too much money and free time" like using a 3D milling machine to sculpt a frozen drink-chilling masterpiece like this. » 4/15/14 9:40am 4/15/14 9:40am

Terrify Your Dinner Party Guests With These Thudding T-Rex Ice Cubes

The number one rule for hosting a successful dinner party? Make sure your guests fear gruesome death by dinosaur at least once during the evening. The best way to achieve the effect? These ice ripples that mimic that scene—you know the one—from the original Jurassic Park. No T-Rex needed! » 3/08/14 9:00am 3/08/14 9:00am

Spiked Ice Tray Lets You Freeze Up Untraceable Murder Weapons

Well this seems kinda irresponsible. Fred & Friends claims this ice tray that produces 14 frozen spikes is actually designed to make your drink more badass—like a spiked collar. But what it's clearly failing to realize is that the tray is also an easy way to create 14 stabbing weapons that leave little to no evidence… » 4/05/13 10:01am 4/05/13 10:01am

Gummy Bear Ice Cubes Promise to Make Any Drink Infinitely More Fun

Quick, name the world's most perfect food. Bananas you say? Wrong! You're just a tool of the Big Banana marketing machine. The real answer, of course, would be gummy bears. Every handful gives you your recommended daily dose of red, green, yellow, and orange, and with this silicone gummy bear mould, you can now make… » 7/25/12 1:00am 7/25/12 1:00am