Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Compulsive Ice Chewers

Frankly, I didn't even know this was such a big problem for some people, but now that I do, it just gives me the shivers when I think of all those teeth gnashing all those tiny ice cubes...

Oh, the cubanity!


cube said...

Compulsive ice chewers better not go Here


nanc said...

i used to be, but then i upped my iron intake and voila - NO MORE!

i'm not going THERE, cubie.


not me.

oh, what the hell?!?

nanc said...

at my age, that might not be so bad...


first time they'd see an actual chair melt before their very eyes!

cube said...

nanc: lol! One way or the other,
you'd be a real danger to this ice bar ;-)

david mcmahon said...

Nice ice cube, Cube!!

Jen said...


I love it!

I confess, I chew ice. But, I prefer the little nugget shaped pieces of ice you get in some restaurants, and not the cubes. Is that OK?

Anonymous said...

Once I upped my iron supplements, I lost the urge, and that was 20 years ago. But during my apparent anemic/ice frenzy I chewed a lot of the little chips!

cube said...

d.m.: Alas, it is but a photo I borrowed from the blogosphere. Sadly, my home pics are far from extraordinary.

rgmb: Hello! Glad to hear from you again. Yes, there does seem to be a connection between a low Fe+ level & compulsive ice chomping. Go figure.

cube said...

jen: Thanks. I can't help making these silly puns & sometimes it's nice to know someone appreciates them.

As far as chewing the little ice nuggets, well, my little nugget-shaped friends are upset about it, but I'm OK with it ;-)

Brooke said...

I used to chew ice cubes when I was a teen, but I got over it. ;)

Jamie Dawn said...

Cubanity! Ha, ha - nice play on words!!

My SIL can't stand to hear anyone crunch ice.
It drives her bananas!

The Merry Widow said...

I used to too, now I have crowns from the microfractures I gave myself...oooops.
I've heard of the Fe connection, wonder why it triggers chomping?


cube said...

brooke: Good for your teeth.

j.d.: Glad you liked it.

tmw: That's a good question. I'm sure there's a perfectly logical explanation for it.