The Inventor Of The Ice Cube?

15 Mar

Who put the first ice cube in a glass of water?

I’m asking because when I think of the dawn of civilization, the only people to have ice were the Eskimos.

Muckluc stacking his ice cube collection.

They probably were not icing their drinks.

The people who really needed the ice the most were the Africans.

Anybody seen a Diet Coke machine around?

The Africans were probably drinking warm to hot beverages thinking, “This sucks.”

The Eskimos were probably thinking, “There has got to be a way to turn a profit from all this free ice we have…”

So how could the Eskimos, who had no need for ice in their drinks, get together with the Africans, who desperately needed their drinks cooled?

Logistically they were too far apart to help each other.

If you don’t understand my quandary, here is a map to help explain:

See how far Ice is from Africa?

No one knows.

Not even the internet.

Of the first ice cube in a drink query this is all the information I could find:

The inventor of the refrigerator:   John Gorrie
The inventor of the rubber ice cube tray:  Lloyd Groff Copeman
The inventor of the metal ice cube tray:  Guy L. Tinkham 
And everything you ever wanted to know about Rapper/Actor: Ice Cube

28 Responses to “The Inventor Of The Ice Cube?”

  1. pelicanfreak March 15, 2012 at 3:45 PM #

    The Internet doens’t even know? Why the big secret? We’re going to have to look into exposing the history behind ice… also that map rocks.

    • chrisdevoss March 15, 2012 at 4:02 PM #

      Thank you, considering the map was an after thought.

  2. Harper Faulkner March 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM #

    The first guy that had to scrape the windshield of his car on a subzero morning. He said, screw this, I’m going inside and have drink. Some of the ice on his gloves fell into his whisky and soda. Case closed! HF

    • chrisdevoss March 15, 2012 at 4:19 PM #

      That’s why I live in Florida. No glove-cubes in my drink please.

  3. RFL March 15, 2012 at 4:46 PM #

    The map and the Ice Cube (the rapper) reference were cracking me up! Great post!

    • chrisdevoss March 15, 2012 at 5:00 PM #

      I think that picture was the best way to end the piece that wasn’t going anywhere anyway. 🙂

  4. BrainRants March 19, 2012 at 10:35 AM #

    At least now you have a picture of Ice Cube smoking a fatty.

    • chrisdevoss March 19, 2012 at 10:53 AM #

      It’s to ward off evil spirits.

  5. eroticexploration June 7, 2012 at 5:15 PM #

    Haha, very good – I also particularly love the map! Sometimes afterthoughts are the best thoughts….

  6. beebeesworld October 7, 2013 at 9:43 PM #

    I enjoy you blog! beebeesworld

  7. M. S. Simpson October 10, 2013 at 9:03 AM #

    I love this … and by that I mean your sharp repartee and cool ripostes as well as the actual post. You’ve got a nice wit and a talented way of using it. I’m quite jealous (more impressed, but a kind of jealous impressed 😉 ). You rock, Christopher.

  8. floridaborne November 2, 2013 at 12:26 PM #

    My mom used to call the refrigerator the “ice box.” When she was a kid, large blocks of ice were delivered which people put in a compartment under the refrigerator. It makes you wonder if, 100 years from now, people will talk about the primitive way power was provided to homes.

    Love the map. That was a great touch.

    • Christopher De Voss November 2, 2013 at 1:04 PM #

      Thank you and true…especially with movies and music…

  9. Dami Kofo (@Crownprinze) November 5, 2013 at 9:19 PM #

    Well, then, what is the opposite of an ice cube?

  10. flippenblog December 31, 2013 at 11:28 PM #

    Yay fir the Africans! And in South Africa we can still use our tap water to make cubes. Hows that!

  11. beebeesworld May 11, 2014 at 9:14 PM #

    Thanks for reading my blog so often. I enjoy yours as well.

  12. S Mattison September 3, 2014 at 2:44 PM #

    Not that anybody can ever trust Wikipedia, but the article on Ice Cubes seems to think that they were invented in 1844, by a physician who wanted to build an air conditioner.

    That said, I wonder how long it will be until we invent “Boiling Cubes” to heat up our drinks…

  13. neverhundredoclock November 12, 2014 at 6:26 AM #

    Living in Vegas ice is mandatory even on the coldest of nights. I love the map where ice IS and IS NOT available …. I will bookmark to keep handy 🙂 ☆☆☆☆

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