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Ice Needles Shoot Out of Minnesota Lake

Minnesota winters are packed with seemingly magical occurrences. Sadly, almost all of them involve freezing cold temperatures. Take ice needles for example!


As explained by io9's Esther Inglis-Arkell, "This happens when ice, brittle at the very beginning of spring, hits the temperature when ice turns to water. Suddenly, little bits splinter off, followed by more, until they create landslides of ice needles."


io9 via Kare 11