Everyday anomalies

Discussion in 'UFOs, Ghosts and Monsters' started by Magical Realist, Mar 20, 2023.

  1. foghorn Valued Senior Member

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    In MR’s case fake or not, it would be a waste of time talking to the confessed mystic, open to believe what you see then move on to look at something else before your brain checks-in.
    I didn’t really bother to look over MR’s clip, but it was MR’s description " Icicle defies gravity", which sent me looking for something I knew that appears to fit that description.
    Ice Spikes. This is the best (prettiest ) one I’ve seen on the web so far:

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    Both quote and picture from:
    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/types-of-weather/frost-and-ice/ice-spikes
    Ps MR’s link is now showing something different. ( For me anyway).
     
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  3. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, ice spikes are a real thing. I can - and have - produced them in my freezer in an ice cube tray.

    That is not what is in MR's post.

    Ice spikes grow up.

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  5. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Yes it's just an icicle, probably made specially long by water dribbling down a piece of fine fishing line, or a hair or something, overnight - if it is not faked up in the video. But analysing YouTube videos is rather a waste of everyone's time.
     
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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    We're seeing the same thing, right? It's not that it's long, it's that it's got breaks in it.


    True.
     

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  8. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    It's a lot longer than the others round it. But that could be achieved easily in the cold if there is a hair or line down which water can drip.
     
  9. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    It does have visible gaps in it. Easily explainable if it is frozen around a hair and bits have broken off.
     
  10. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Why would the ice accumulate around one segment of the hair but not the other? The icicle should be uniform thruout if it was a hair. Also it is unlikely that a mere hair could support such weight.
     
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  11. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Exactly.
     
  12. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Or fishing line, which can easily support a largemouth bass.

    The internet is rife with privately made and uploaded bids for likes.
     
  13. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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  15. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Never had a problem posting facebook reels before. Here's an example:

    https://www.facebook.com/reel/168013216395801

    In any case the video appears to have vanished..It was a girl's funny reaction to the explosion of a spaceX rocket in the sky in all likelihood.
     
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  16. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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  17. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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  18. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Spare yourself any guesswork by simply clicking on the link..
     
  19. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    How considerate of you.

    Last link you posted was busted so since I have to guess, my guess is that this one will be too.
     
  20. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    Interesting bolide. It often seems like one of that magnitude ought to be a good-sized rock, but not necessarily the case, I guess.

    EDIT: Returning to it, the video isn't showing this time around. Capricious FB.

    EDIT: Third time, it is working again. (Maybe I just didn't wait long enough the second time.)
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  21. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    Go ahead. Take a chance. Live life on the edge!
     
  22. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    You're certainly living life on the edge, given the number of active warning points you currently have.

    You are aware of what you are required to do when you post links or videos. Of course, if you want to try pushing your luck a bit further, I guess we'll see how that works out for you.
     
  23. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    You've really got nothing better to do than to threaten me with infractions? Get a life troll..
     
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