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ICE CUBES

 

1. Methods of Producing Ice Cubes

2. The Ice Cube Tray

3. Benefits of Applying Ice on Skin Using Ice Cubes

4. Using Ice Cubes For Open Pores

5. Losing Weight Using Ice Cubes

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What is Ice Cube?

An ice cube is a small, cube-shaped piece of ice (normally frozen water), conventionally used to cool drinks and beverages.
What is the origin of ice cubes or who originated the use of ice cubes and for what purpose did he invent this product.

It is on record that an American physician and humanitarian known as Doctor John Gorrie built a refrigerator in 1844 with the purpose of cooling the air in his room.  But his refrigerator produced ice which he hung from the ceiling of his room in a basin.
   

He can however be considered to be the creator of ice cubes, even though his aim was not to use it and cool drinks: his original plan was to use the ice to lower the ambient temperature of his room. During his time, there was this general idea that bad air quality used to cause diseases. Therefore, in order to help treat sicknesses effectively, he advocated for the draining of swamps, water logged areas and the cooling of sickrooms.
One interesting thing about properly made ice cubes is that they are very clear and though made with water, has weight but floats on water. Can you beat that?

 

TYPES OF ICE CUBES

We have the conventional ice cubes that most people come across both at home, supermarkets and hotels. These are usually square in nature and very solid.

ICE CHIPS

Ice chips are small pieces of ice; they are usually smaller in size than ice cubes. They are often recommended before surgery or an invasive medical procedure. It usually helps to prevent oral mucositis or mouth sores associated with high-dose chemotherapy

ICE PACKS

Ice packs are ice cubes packed in plastic or other containers used in coolers to keep perishable foods like meats, dairy products, eggs cool and fresh when they are outside a refrigerator or freezer, and to keep drinks pleasantly coo tool. However, the quantity of ice needed varies with the amount of food, its initial temperature, the thermal insulation of the cooler, and the ambient temperature and exposure to direct sunlight. It is always advisable to freeze the cubes or flakes properly before packing as it will surely last longer for what you want to use it for.

 

 

 

 

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