Impress your family by lifting an ice cube with nothing but a piece of string and some salt -- and no, you do not have to tie the string around the ice cube. Perfect for a quarantine boredom-buster!
What's Going On?
If you live in a colder climate, have you noticed how salt is used to de-ice driveways and roads when it snows? When salt is added to ice, it melts it. This is what happened in this experiment. However, the melted ice on the ice cube then refroze due to the temperature of the rest of the cube -- but it refroze while the string was on it, causing the string to stick.