posted on Jan, 22 2004 @ 10:05 AM
Nice link fortean!!
Nothing "new", of course, as our "hero" Charles ably demonstrated and catalogued and
continues to do to this day!
"* Ice sometimes forms on aircraft wings when waste water from the galley or lavatory seeps out and freezes. The phenomenon is known as "blue ice"
because the water is often coloured by chemicals. The Civil Aviation Authority says there are about 20 reported cases a year in Britain. The Havant
fall was probably one of these. However, not all ice falls can be accounted for in this way. Some are formed in the atmosphere like the chunk that
nearly brained meteorologist R.F. Griffiths in Manchester in 1973 [FT13:9]. Furthermore, there are many recorded falls before aircraft were invented.
A lump with a volume of 18 cubic feet fell on Hungary in 1802 and one weighing half a ton fell on Ord, Ross-shire, Scotland, in 1849."
Half a ton?!!
Ye Gods, fetch my ice bucket - and hard hat someone please!!
Just goes to show that the "World" we live in is a quite remarkable place...