Just read this or this about huge sheets of ice the size of a dining room table falling off the CN Tower:

The basic laws of physics say that the thick sheets of ice falling from near the top of the 553-metre structure could reach startling speeds before they hit bottom, said Carl Kumadaras, a physics professor at Ryerson University in Toronto.

“In the worst-case scenario, the ice can reach speeds up to 360 kilometres an hour, if it falls from 400 metres and if you don’t account for wind resistance,” he said.

Ouch! Proves it’s not just my house that’s had a problem with sheets of ice on the roof!

Imagine getting hit by this icicle!
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3 thoughts on “Imagine getting hit by this icicle!

  • March 5, 2007 at 4:24 pm

    One of my fears was walking under the CN Tower and something dropping from it.


  • March 6, 2007 at 7:27 am

    Wow, that is some speed it accumulates as it falls. I wonder why the CN Tower wouldn’t allow the guy up who built it to talk to Andy Berry on CBC this morning? – there was a hint of external add-ons that maybe responsible…… mmmmmmmm.

  • March 6, 2007 at 9:49 am

    Scary stuff. … it makes me glad I live in Texas where ‘sheets of ice’ are only occasional, and usually on the ground!

    We had nearly a week of below freezing weather this winter and I thought that was plenty!

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