Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

> 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.

Applications are open for YC Winter 2021

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact