Hey, Maine! Here Is Why You Shouldn’t Eat Icicles
Ewww...Something to remember when the inevitable cold comes after all the Friday rain we get.
Do you know the famous term "Don't eat the yellow snow" meaning that someone may have peed in it? Well, it turns out that icicles aren't so great either.
When you live through our harsh Maine winters, you end up spending a fair amount of time outdoors, either shoveling or frolicking in the snow after a raging blizzard, so you do things that maybe you otherwise not be foolish enough to do.
With all of this in mind, it only seems fitting that we remind you yet again this year, to avoid eating icicles!
Katie Nickolaou is the Morning Meteorologist for Siouxland News At Sunrise on KMEG, in Sioux City, Iowa, and a couple years back she had a warning for those of you who may be tempted to wet your whistle by licking an icicle...go inside and get a glass of cold water instead!
In a video posted to her TikTok and Twitter accounts she explained this by saying
“Please don’t do that!” “When icicles form, it’s from water that melts off of your roof and runs down the side of a building. Well, here’s the thing: You know what else is on your roof? Bird poop. A lot of it. And that water picks it up and freezes it in the ice. You’re eating poop! ”
So by all means, head outside and enjoy whatever it is about winter that you like, but you might want to rethink using your backyard as a place to grab lunch.