I have an ice tray that consistently ejects ice from at least one cube with every freeze. I’m perplexed by this phenomenon! It must happen just as the surface of the ice freezes. I’ve opened the freezer early in the process to see partially frozen cubes. The offender can be found, prominently displaying its shard. What on Earth could possibly do this? How can water suddenly leap only to be frozen instantly?!?
I need to find some more projects for us to work on……
You know, I never thought about that but after I read this I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I tried to look it up on The Straight Dope but found this link first: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/icespikes/icespikes.htm
They form kinda like volcanos – pretty nifty.