Video Of The Week - Polar Vortex Inspires 'Gem' Igloo

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In early January, when most East Coast residents in the USA were complaining about the frigid temperatures ushered in by the Polar Vortex, one family was having some fun - By using the unprecedented cold chill to build a gorgeous multi-colored igloo.

The idea for the family project began when eight-year-old Lexi and six-year-old Abby Trokhan saw an igloo made from used milk cartons. Given that the weather was expected to be frigid cold, they decided to convince their parents to help them build a real one with ice! Sure enough, their dad, Shawn, and mom, Eileen, agreed that it was a great idea for a family project.

The Old Tappan,New Jersey, family began by purchasing 200 cheap bread tins from a nearby Restaurant Depot. They then filled them colored water and placed them out to freeze. Then began the fun part - the construction of the igloo! To ensure that the structure was stable, the Trokhans placed two blocks at a time and cemented them with water and snow. Once the water and snow froze, two more were added and the process continued until the igloo was built. It took an entire day of hard work in subzero temperatures, but the gem igloo that measured 4.5 feet tall and about 8 feet in outer diameter, was well worth it - Especially because it created a family memory that none of the Trokhans will ever forget.

Resources:news.yahoo.com,huffingtonpost.com,telegraph.co.uk

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  • pugtato11
    pugtato11Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 2:01 pm
    thats sooooo pretty :)
    • blah blahWednesday, August 16, 2017 at 5:05 pm
      that igloo was so cool
      • PIKA PIKAWednesday, August 16, 2017 at 5:04 pm
        SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLL
        • nflchampion36
          nflchampion36Friday, April 15, 2016 at 6:49 am
          AWESOME!
          • someoneWednesday, October 28, 2015 at 11:10 am
            that is soooo colorful and i like it
            • blastoise3
              blastoise3Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 2:57 pm
              that's amazing!
              • nikukyu
                nikukyuWednesday, December 3, 2014 at 4:54 am
                This is so cool and pretty!
                • AnonymousWednesday, October 29, 2014 at 8:23 am
                  Hi guys what are you guys reading about I hope it's fun gooooooooo team
                  • elsaarendell
                    elsaarendellSaturday, June 7, 2014 at 8:55 pm
                    super awsome and creative
                    • jr2300
                      jr2300Friday, May 9, 2014 at 6:36 am
                      lol thats awesome