May 2013

Ice heaves tearing through homes in Minnesota, USA

Due to warmer temperatures and high winds over Lake Mille Lacs in Minnesota, massive sheets of ice known as ‘ice heaves’ were pushed off of the lake, crawling like a slow-motion (but scary as hell) tsunami towards and through many of the properties bordering the lake.

What I don’t get is how the witness in the video goes from “wow, look at this ice, let me take a video and skip along the glaciers in the backyard” to “Oh @#(@!, it’s going through the neighbour’s front door!”. What did she expect massive sheets of ice moving across her lawn to do? Knock politely first?