(KXAN) – We’ve all accomplished it — possibly as a child, possibly as a grown-up.
You’re enjoying outside after a winter storm, crunching by the snow and respiratory within the chilled air. You then see it — the right icicle.
A contemporary, completely clear, water-laden deal with, dripping with pure H20 and simply begging to be plucked and eaten. Nature’s crunchy little snack. Mom Earth’s popsicle. What might go improper?
Because it seems, the water in that perfectly-formed icicle is probably not so pure in any case.
Icicles are shaped when liquid water drips off of your roof, awning or tree — and freezes earlier than gravity takes it to the bottom. This implies the water that varieties the icicle dripped down the floor of your roof earlier than reaching the sting. And what’s in your roof? Possible years of mud, dust, pollen … and poop. Hen poop.
That’s proper. The clear, tantalizing icicle could have very low ranges of avian fecal matter inside it.
So do you have to run to the physician in the event you’ve indulged or purge your system of this poison? There isn’t any want, and there are not any identified well being impacts.
Take it as one thing to pay attention to somewhat than a stern warning.