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MyPolarIce: Put a Chunk of the Arctic in Your Freezer

by Ben Jervey

December 12, 2010

Two Dutch artists are selling hunks of real polar ice, or, as they tell it, "the opportunity to own a unique piece of history."

I have to admit, I'm sort of kicking myself over this project. A couple years ago, I had the incredible good fortune to be part of the crew for Cape Farewell's expedition to Greenland. After a pretty treacherous 10 day traverse of the Greenland Sea, we finally reached the remote Blosseville Coast of Greenland, and promptly celebrated by grabbing some glacial ice fragments that had washed ashore, chipping them into cubes, and pouring scotch over them.

At the time, I joked with British artist Dan Harvey about bringing back an enormous hunk of Greenland glacial ice and serving those once-in-a-lifetime spirits as for exorbitant prices to raise money for some climate cause.

I happen to think the $33 MyPolarIce product is far too reasonably priced.

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MyPolarIce: Put a Chunk of the Arctic in Your Freezer