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Weird Sounds Of Frozen Sea In Odessa, Ukraine

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Sounds like the icecube tray in my freezer.

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  1. Where?

    January 11th, 2013

    I’ve heard of the Odessa file.
    I’ve heard of Ukraine.
    Time to google
    Maybe the ice is cracking from the wave action underneath.

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  2. eternal cracker p

    January 11th, 2013

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  3. Claudia

    January 11th, 2013

    When water freezes it expands. As water under the frozen surface expands as it freezes, cracks appear and the ice chunks rub against each other.

    The noises are also reminiscent of the noise that snow makes when you walk on it during snot-freezing weather (sub freezing, around 10 degrees or below).

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  4. Claudia

    January 11th, 2013

    Here is a good explination:

    http://cottagelife.com/13632/qa/noises-made-from-a-frozen-lake

    Also explains the laser gun noises when you throw rocks on a frozen lake.

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  5. Scuba

    January 11th, 2013

    Going under the ice in Scuba gear, is the coolest diving I have ever done. First it freaks you out because you can’t surface just anywhere. You have to have a line with you to find the open hole that is the only way out. Somewhere I have a photo shot from above the ice of me under the ice. A long, long time ago.
    We had film in the camera. Not digital.

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  6. old_oaks

    January 11th, 2013

    Up snowmobiling in N. Wisconsin where there are many small lakes connecting trails. We sometimes stop out on the lake and shut down, with complete silence on the lake because the snow absorbs and background noise. As people quiet down and ears adjust to the silence you can hear the ice POP and actually follow the noise across the lake.

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  7. old_oaks

    January 11th, 2013

    I always wanted to try this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiLqZ8cKytM
    .

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  8. Chieftain

    January 11th, 2013

    Now imagine for a moment that you are part of the crew of Sir Earnest Shackleton’s 1914 Antartic wooden sailing vessel “Endurance”, that was trapped in the Antarctic ice and slowly crushed and eventuallylost. Imagine trying to live onboard the ship for as long as possible with that noise constantly around you, occasionally accented with the violent snapping of a 12 x 12 oak timber.

    OBTW, the story of that voyage and how the whole crew made it out alive is well worth the read…

    http://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Shackletons-Incredible-Alfred-Lansing/dp/078670621X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357941973&sr=1-1&keywords=shackleton

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  9. RosalindJ

    January 11th, 2013

    It’s what Bammy and Mooch sound like in the morning doing hteir morning wake-up stretch. Hanging from the ceiling will do that to you.

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  10. RANDO

    January 11th, 2013

    @ old_oaks– That outta wake the fishies up!
    If you like that you might also like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=KCTVkTu71Eg&NR=1
    !

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  11. Billy Fuster

    January 11th, 2013

    Sounds like my snoring.

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  12. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 11th, 2013

    Aw you can’t fool me. That’s michelle 0bama taking off her skinny jeans.

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  13. Claudia

    January 11th, 2013

    MJA – I wet my pants on that one!

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  14. phil.arbeit

    January 12th, 2013

    My wife says sounds like that are why I can’t go to Taco Bell any more.

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