‘Ice out’ season nears, more people try to walk on water

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office tried to explain the science of the sun angle in order to keep people off the ice.

That’s probably not going to work.

A clue that the ice isn’t safe? Water.

ICE RETRACTING…While we are likely weeks away from ice out as there is upwards of 30” of ice in some areas, ice…

Posted by Beltrami County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

(h/t: Julia Schrenkler)

  • To be fair, people are stupid.

  • MrE85

    Fer Christ’s sake, people!

  • Jack Ungerleider

    Here’s an experiment the Sheriff’s department can do and post to social media:
    1. Take a small plastic or ceramic bowl.
    2. Place 10-20 ice cubes in the bowl.
    3. Find a place outside that gets the same kind of sun as the lake.
    4. Put the bowl and a clock in that place.
    5. Record the melting of the ice cubes with the clock in place.
    6. Process with software that will turn it into a time lapse. Because watching ice melt is only slightly more exciting than watching paint dry.

    Will it stop people from driving/walking on the ice? No. (See Onan’s comment for details.)

    • jon

      Alternative solution… Wait a week, maybe two… the problem with people walking on the ice will be solved.

  • L. Foonimin

    why not just let natural selection run its course?