Colin Devroe

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Rob Cockerham makes clear ice

January 29, 2014

Rob Cockerham was determined to make clear ice in his home refrigerator. It took him well over a dozen different tries and methods. Until:

Around this time, I spotted a crystal-clear ice sculpture of Optimus Prime on Reddit. I asked in the comments how they got the ice so clear and was sent a link to a video from the Science Channels‘ How it‘s Made. The video showed two steps that seemed worth trying: Using a pair of water pumps to keep the water circulating vigorously, and stopping the freeze process before all the water is frozen.

Determination. Also, he concludes:

In conclusion, WikiHow sucks and Instructibles is unreliable, but the rest of the internet holds great promise.

Now we know.

/via Coudal.