PSA: If You Eat An Icicle, You’re Eating Bird Poop
January 5, 2021 2:00PM CST
At some point, you’ve probably cracked an icicle off the gutters and eaten it like a cold, flavorless popsicle. But here’s something you DIDN’T know. That popsicle actually DOES have a flavor… and the flavor is bird poop.
Katie Nickolaou is a meteorologist in Sioux City, Iowa. And she’s going viral with a TikTok video she posted that explains why icicles are filled with bird poop.
Quote, “When icicles form, it’s from water that melts off your roof and runs down the side of a building. You know what else is on your roof? Bird poop. A lot of it.” That’s not to say you’ll get sick from licking the bird poop in an icicle… but really, is that something you WANT to lick?