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Old 01-10-2018, 12:27pm   #1
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WTF? Apparently they're real and quite destructive. Supposedly this happened in Minnesota last Fall:

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Old 01-10-2018, 12:31pm   #2
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Well that video was uploaded to YouTube in 2013 almost 5 years ago so if this happened in Minnesota last fall this isn't actual footage of it.

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Yup - I am FROM MN ... Mille Lacs is one of our largest lakes - you can't see across it ... like a big inland ocean ... this happens every few years it is weird to watch ...
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Yup - I am FROM MN ... Mille Lacs is one of our largest lakes - you can't see across it ... like a big inland ocean ... this happens every few years it is weird to watch ...
~ 60 years ago, I remember a family trip up to lake Bemidji? Minn....founding headwaters of the MISSISSIPPI River......the lake was VERY large from my vantage point, my cousin and I tried to swim in it....Mid August.....

froze our nutz off, not been the same since......MOTHER DUCK!!!!!!


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Well that video was uploaded to YouTube in 2013 almost 5 years ago so if this happened in Minnesota last fall this isn't actual footage of it.

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but...but...it just came across his FB feed today!
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Ice is water and water can destroy anything man builds.
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It happens up here all the time in the spring mostly. Winds blow across the water just as the ice is breaking up after the winter or a thaw. The wind blows the water like normal but it also pushes the coastal ice up onto shore. I've seen vids that show the ice breaking down doors and knocking over sheds and stuff. It moves faster as the wind speed increases.

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At our summer place in Michigan, if the wind direction is just right (wrong) during the spring thaw, the pilings out in front of our dock get snapped off like matchsticks.

They are beefy 15-20 diameter logs, 40 feet long, driven 25 feet into the lake bottom. The relentless pressure of the ice either tips them over or snaps them off.

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