Wisconsin started an initiative to dump cheese brine (a waste product of the state's best known commodity) all over the frozen roads in the hopes that it would be effective in thawing the ice.
According to our friends at Circa, nearly 30% of the conventionally used dry salt is reportedly knocked off the roads by cars or simply bounces off when it's first dropped. The cheese brine helps the salt remain on the roads when applied. "You want to use provolone or mozzarella. Those have the best salt content. You have to do practically nothing to it," says Jeffrey Tews of the Milwaukee Public Works Department.
Wisconsin has always been known for its tasty dairy products, but now it can brag that even its streets are practically paved with cheese!
This fluffy cat's name is Waffles, and the slippery days of winter are not easy on his ego. His attempt to jump from a snowy van to a snowy garage roof does not go as well as he obviously planned. I can only believe that he gracefully reached his final landing point with poise and sophistication.
A rare winter storm named Alexa blew through the Middle East recently, covering areas such as Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt with snow. Cities such as Cairo were caught by quite a surprise by all the flurrying white stuff, considering they hadn't seen snow in over 112 years!
Three enormous mirrors have been installed to help bring sunlight down to a small town in Norway that is hidden in shade six months out of the year. Prior to the installation, the town's citizens have relied on a cable car to provide them with some sunny exposure.