Why Do Ice Cubes Stick To My Fingers ?

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Why Do Ice Cubes Stick To My Fingers ?
« on: 19/12/2007 19:24:16 »
Dear Ice-Cubeologists,

How are ewe all doing ?....getting caught in all the Chrimbo fun ?...

....anyway...see these ice cubes ?

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See them all there ?...just waiting to cool down a refreshing glass of pineapple juice !! ?




.....nice eh ?

Why is it that often ice cubes will stick to my fingers ?....you'd think the warmth of my skin will make them melt but there seems to be some kind of adhesion going on !!...what's it all about ?.......I don't know !!...do ewe ?

thanks

neil
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« Reply #1 on: 19/12/2007 19:26:49 »
Nope always wondered though!

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« Reply #2 on: 19/12/2007 20:18:43 »
I assume it is the same principle that causes your tongue to stick to metal fence posts in the winter.
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« Reply #3 on: 19/12/2007 20:38:34 »
I assume it is the same principle that causes your tongue to stick to metal fence posts in the winter.

Yes...yes..I am sure this is exactly the same thing !!......something which I am sure Canadian girlies just luff to do !!..I know I do !!...being a member of the Secret Winter Licking Metal Pole/Fence Post Club that I am !!.YAYYYYYYYYYYYY !!
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« Reply #4 on: 19/12/2007 20:48:42 »
Having your tongue stick to metal in the winter is one lesson in my opinion that every six year old should and probably does learn. There is nothing more painful than seeing your own or someone else's taste buds stuck to a piece of metal.
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« Reply #5 on: 19/12/2007 21:36:26 »
Yes but your tongue is wet! My fingers stick to ice when they are dry also! What is the difference Then???

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« Reply #6 on: 19/12/2007 22:29:12 »
Yes but your tongue is wet! My fingers stick to ice when they are dry also! What is the difference Then???

This is a good point Karen Mam......yes..the ice cubes are dry and so are the fingers....and any other appendage !!.......
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« Reply #7 on: 19/12/2007 23:04:46 »
LOL... Isn't it you men who an whiz on lamp posts and poles???  That would certainly be uncomfortable given the wrong proximity to the pole! LOL!

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« Reply #8 on: 23/02/2008 19:24:50 »
As a guess, it might be because you finger melts the ice into water on contact, but that borrows heat from your finger, making the finger colder on the point of contact. If the ice was colder than your finger was warm, it could refreeze the ice onto you finger. Have you noticed that ice doesn't freeze to a thick dry glove? If there is no melting, it wouldn't be able to freeze the water onto you hand.

However, if you finger was able to warm back up, the ice would melt. That could be why it will only stick for a short amount of time in a warm environment.

Just a guess, does anyone have a better?