Bookmarked Why Do Americans Love Ice Cubes So much? (Tedium: The Dull Side of the Internet.)
Why are ice cubes seemingly as American as unnecessary medical debt? Perhaps it’s all the hard work we used to put into acquiring all that ice back in the day.
Andrew Egan discusses the place and importance of ice in American history and the impact that it has had on the world today (7/11). I remember Steven Johnson discussing this in his book/series How We Got to Now: Six innovations that made the modern world.