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What a coincidence! During the hard freeze on New Year's Eve here in Austin, TX, I discovered a field of this stuff in my back yard. When I first saw it, I didn't even recognize it as ice! It looked more like a fungus at first, and only after touching it and seeing that it was dissolving did I realize what it was. After some Googling, I came across this exact Wikipedia article (thanks Wikipedia!).

Here's a photo album of it: https://photos.app.goo.gl/EZ74yJaMZX8VuoEp7

My favorite examples: https://photos.app.goo.gl/JX1f8uhrvnj4k6EY9 https://photos.app.goo.gl/ADD2cojZoEvvRBjH8




Your location (address photos were taken) and full name are visible from the link you shared.


Ah, dang. Didn't think of that. Dang technology. I appreciate you letting me know. I'll see if I can figure out a more anonymous way to share them.


Is that any different than picking a random person from a phone book


Someone unhinged who strongly disagreed with one of his previous comments might take this as an easy harassment vector.


Fair point, i agree


> When I first saw it, I didn't even recognize it as ice! It looked more like a fungus at first, and only after touching it and seeing that it was dissolving did I realize what it was.

You weren't too far off:

> In 2015, the fungus Exidiopsis effusa was identified as key to the formation of hair ice.


Did it feel like normal ice?


It feels more like snow, if I remember correctly, but it's been some time since I last had hair ice in my hands.




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