Piece of ice in river forms perfect circle


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Someone almost divided by zero?


#3

I love it when nature shows us how math is integrated into the world.


#4

They're everywhere!


#5

Not math - fairies.


#6

Pinky, are you thinking what I'm thinking?
I think so Brain, but where are we going to get a needle and record big enough at this time of night?


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If this is viral marketing for "Signs 2: This Time They're Not Stupidly Vulnerable to a Ridiculously Common Substance" I'll be very disappoint.


#8

I'm not saying that its aliens.... but its aliens.


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I'll bet "Rainbow Sprinkler Lady" has something to say about this phenomenon.


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Nah, it's a fella named eddy. He comes on turbulent at first, but he's a swirl guy if you give him a chance.

Dear diary, today fluid dynamics saved me from a Signs sequel. Today was a good day.


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These formed in Rensselaer County, NY on a very cold day several years ago. They're about a meter across.


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It's the Circle of Ice

I don't know, it could be meth fairies...


#14

Looking at the center I'm sure it started out that way, but it appears that much of the outer growth is new ice?


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Refrozen snow melt?


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It looks like pancake ice, which is a typical stage of ice formation in rough waters.


#17

I don't care to put a dragonbone arrow into that spriggon. It'd probably spawn a daedric quest. I hate daedra.


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Awww! But clannfears are so cute!


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