Frederic Tudor turned the world of ice on it’s head back in the early 1800’s with the commercialization and distribution of Mother Nature’s wonder when he successfully transported ice from Boston to Calcutta. Today, ice is carved, coloured, flavoured and preserved in all sorts of miraculous ways; from Mr. Freezie to the Hôtel de Glace, ice has never been hotter!
While not really a hat of historical significance, the cultural relevance of the ice pack is undeniable and what better day to celebrate it than today? While one may be better served putting the ice pack or hang-over helmet on their feet in order to draw the blood away from the brain, the ice pack is a staple in most households these days. A bag of peas can do wonders in a pinch but does your frozen salad come in this many colours and styles? http://www.soabsolutelyfabulous.com/retro_ice_packs.html
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