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The Banana-Hammer

The Banana-Hammer

Guests at Aurora Village, the resort just outside Yellowknife, make the most of the cold
By Up Here
Feb 14
From the Jan/Feb 2018 Issue

Wet t-shirt contest: Dip a t-shirt in water and hang it outside. Now watch it freeze.

It’s hammer time: A banana freezes solid and you can use it to hammer a nail straight through a board.

Ice vapour: Definitely the most Instagram-worthy: toss water in the air and capture the frozen spray as it blows away.

Tiny bubbles: Watch frost creep across the surface of a bubble, giving it a fogged-glass finish.

Ice Globe: Make your own frozen bubble. Photo by Michelle Fritz.


Are the lights out?

Too cold to go outside and check for the aurora? Follow @auroramax and @astronomynorth on Twitter to get up-to-date forecasts on the light show.