In winter, ice encroaches on Lake Michigan. In summer, sediment and algal blooms from runoff cloud the waters. But on a perfect day earlier this month, the ice had melted to reveal waters so clear, you could see decades-old shipwrecks lying at the bottom of the lake.
This enormous fog bank—which embraced Lake Michigan—looks like a beautiful cotton wool tsunami moving slowly across the water. Fog banks are usually caused by fast changing temperatures and are amazing to witness, as long as you don't have to navigate through them.
One summer day last July, a six-year-old boy was walking across a dune when he disappeared, falling into a deep, narrow hole in the sand. This and two other holes that have since appeared at Indiana's Mount Baldy are unlike anything scientists have seen before—it could be an entirely new geological phenomenon.
It's cold out there, guys. So cold that lakes are so frozen that they look like they're from the Moon. So cold that freaking grounds explode. But now that it's a little less cold, the ice is melting from our frigid Earth and forming giant ice balls in our lakes. Here is the balls on Lake Michigan, the way they move…