A News Station In Washington, D.C. Has Been Live-Tweeting A Block Of Ice Melting All Day

Because it’s really hot out.

1. This morning at approximately 11:26 a.m., a 300-pound block of ice was delivered to DuPont circle in Washington, D.C.

Joanie Vasiliadis

@JoanieVas

300 lb block of ice just delivered to DuPont @wusa9

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2. And then the reporters of Washington, D.C.’s WUSA9 had people guess how long it would take to melt.

Joanie Vasiliadis

@JoanieVas

How long will it take to melt? This guy says 3 hours for 300 lbs of ice. @wusa9

3. This kid licked it.

Joanie Vasiliadis

@JoanieVas

Thirsty? Come to DuPont and check out this ICE! @wusa9

4. And this woman kind of draped herself on it.

Joanie Vasiliadis

@JoanieVas

That’s one way to beat the heat. Hugging this 300 lb block of ice at DuPont. @wusa9

5. All day long people were interviewed about how long the block of ice would take to melt.

Anita Brikman

@AnitaBrikman

@wusa9 ‘a big block of ice gets some love on #DuPont Circle. Check my report tonight at 5:45

6. Including this family from Vermont.

Magill family from Vermont says this is an awesome way to cool down in DC @wusa9

— Joanie Vasiliadis (@JoanieVas)

Joanie Vasiliadis

@JoanieVas

Magill family from Vermont says this is an awesome way to cool down in DC @wusa9

7. This is the block of ice around 1 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Slowly melting... How long do you think it will take? @wusa9

— Joanie Vasiliadis (@JoanieVas)

Joanie Vasiliadis

@JoanieVas

Slowly melting… How long do you think it will take? @wusa9

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8. Rafael from Spain decided to lick it too.

All the way from Spain, Rafael is quenching his thirst with our ice block in DC @wusa9

— Joanie Vasiliadis (@JoanieVas)

Joanie Vasiliadis

@JoanieVas

All the way from Spain, Rafael is quenching his thirst with our ice block in DC @wusa9

9. Dang, that’s a big block of ice.

Current state of our ice block after 2.5 hours in this heat wave @wusa9

— Joanie Vasiliadis (@JoanieVas)

Joanie Vasiliadis

@JoanieVas

Current state of our ice block after 2.5 hours in this heat wave @wusa9

10. Fun. Ice. Good.

@ltr45 and friend cooling off! @wusa9

— Joanie Vasiliadis (@JoanieVas)

Joanie Vasiliadis

@JoanieVas

@ltr45 and friend cooling off! @wusa9

11. All day long, people posed for block of ice selfies.

.@distinctbeautie and friends at Dupont Circle with our ice block @wusa9

— Joanie Vasiliadis (@JoanieVas)

Joanie Vasiliadis

@JoanieVas

.@distinctbeautie and friends at Dupont Circle with our ice block @wusa9

12. After four hours of sun, the block of ice is still going. WUSA9 will air their block of ice coverage tonight at 5:45 p.m.

.@savdbythebella and @baddd_juju with the ice. It's getting thinner after 4 hours! @wusa9

— Joanie Vasiliadis (@JoanieVas)

Joanie Vasiliadis

@JoanieVas

.@savdbythebella and @baddd_juju with the ice. It’s getting thinner after 4 hours! @wusa9

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13. UPDATE: At approximately 5:21 p.m. the ice tragically broke.

Almost 5 hours later and ice has fallen. @wusa9

— Joanie Vasiliadis (@JoanieVas)

Joanie Vasiliadis

@JoanieVas

Almost 5 hours later and ice has fallen. @wusa9

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