Do you enjoy biting ice cubes?

Singapore
May 26, 2008 4:07am CST
I have got a friend who enjoys biting ice cubes. Each time we eat out, she will request for more ice in her drinks. In fact, when she is not feeling embarrassed, she will ask for her drink without ice, and then a separate cup of only-ice. I once read that ice is harder than concrete so when you bite ice, you are like biting concrete (or worse). I stopped biting after that. I just suckle the cube till it melts. So, do you enjoy biting ice cubes? Do share! :D
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@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
26 May 08
i love eating ice... it is super fun...lol... i think that is a really good way of passing time... but sucking them?!?!??! i dont think so... my mouth will be too cold!!! anyway... another thing i like to do is to to bit the ice into small pieces, than use the straw to shoot at my brother... it is super fun!!!
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• Singapore
26 May 08
OMG, it is fun? Good way to pass time biting? :PPP
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@raclie (1732)
• Singapore
26 May 08
haha... it really is fun!!! then they will look around to see how shot them... you know what is better? using bubble tea.. do you have bubble tea in your country????
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• Singapore
26 May 08
tsk tsk - You are in the running for best response!
Lol yes we have bubble tea here. Guess I am feeling too old for fun. :P
@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
27 May 08
wow, I remember my experience about ice cube but answering about your question lordwarwizard, I have not tried biting an ice cube!LOL, I don't have that strong teeth to do so!But, before, one of my friend told me that wiping it in myface will help get a smooth and nice skin, so I did it every night even if sometimes, i will feel so cold!
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• Singapore
27 May 08
OMG, you serious? But it sure will make you less resistant to cold!
• United States
27 May 08
I am but that was long time ago, when I was 16...LOL!
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• Singapore
30 May 08
Lol, so it was then.
@whyaskq (7529)
• Singapore
27 May 08
Sounds so familiar. Do I happen to know this friend of yours? I happen to be one who eats ice-cubes. I bite them when the ice-chunks are too big to fit the mouth comfortably. It is good exercise for the teeth too. By the way, ice-cubes are much softer than sugar cane and some types of chocolates. Also, it is a better way to vent anger by grinding ice-cubes. There is no bad karma generated.
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• Singapore
27 May 08
Lol, how am I supposed to know if you know this friend of mine? Do you know someone like her? If you give a name, maybe I can do a check. Exercise for the teeth? More for the jaws, I think. Might you be iron-deficient? At least 4 or 5 people in this discussion have mentioned this point... maybe you like to see a doctor or something...
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@whyaskq (7529)
• Singapore
28 May 08
Iron deficient? I don't think so. I am still a regular blood donor. I keep that in mind. Maybe I should start to bite iron :p
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• Singapore
30 May 08
Maybe it's time to start taking iron tablet supplements. Or do a checkup.
• United States
28 May 08
No, I sure don't. You're right, it is terrible for your teeth. Eating ice like that is a sign/symptom of anemia. That might be worth mentioning to your friend.
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• United States
28 May 08
sorry! I responded via email and, while I sometimes check for other responses first, I didn't this time. I see the anemia has been mentioned, and that you called your friend about it. (btw...I know someone personally who ate ice and she was, in fact, anemic).
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• Singapore
28 May 08
Yup yup, told her about it but she couldn't be bothered.
@Jellytang (698)
• China
19 Mar 09
Your friend is fun.Biting ice cubes will be exciting.But I know that I cannot bear the cold.In fact,biting ice cubes is bad for our teeth health.
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• Singapore
23 Mar 09
I don't like that extreme cold myself too.
@balasri (26545)
• India
12 Mar 09
My daughter like to eat ice as such .At times when I do not come across anything to make small pieces of the ice cube I used to bite and give the small pieces to her.I like of got in to liking the taste of ice this way.
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• Singapore
12 Mar 09
Oh...
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@hanah87 (1835)
• Malaysia
11 Mar 09
I dont like it because it will damage our fibre teeth.It will make we sick at teeth.
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• Singapore
12 Mar 09
Ouch.
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@Theresaaiza (10527)
• Australia
10 Mar 09
I enjoy biting into a big cylinder-shaped ice until my gums went all numb. My teeth are quite strong for that so I didn't worry about losing my teeth. Ice crumble (crushed ice) too are easier on the teeth. :-D And yummier with evaporated milk and some fruits, and corn kernels, and wait a minute, I'm drooling. Excuse me excuse me.
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• Singapore
10 Mar 09
Oh gosh...
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• India
10 Mar 09
i too enjoy to bit an ice cubes but also now a days i wil do that this in my life because i had a problem in my teeth. i done rootcannal in my 2 teeth so that i dont use to do it
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• Singapore
10 Mar 09
That's one big ouch!
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@ersmommy1 (12595)
• United States
9 Mar 09
Not really, no. I'd be the person that would bite and break a tooth. That isn't my idea of fun.
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• Singapore
9 Mar 09
Yea, big ouch there.
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• Indonesia
8 Mar 09
I never enjoy biting ice cubes, it just hurt my teeth :( I prefer to suckle the cube until it melts.. but many people love to bit ice cubes and i don't know why hehehe
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• Singapore
8 Mar 09
Same here, I rather suck them if there's the other choice.
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• United States
11 Aug 08
Think that would give me a migraine or ice cream headache as they call it in the states!
• Singapore
12 Aug 08
Ouch
@makatas (1101)
• Greece
12 Jul 08
Well if it is too hot weather, i like keeping them in my mouth, but i dont like much to bite them.Unless they are small enough to not slip from my teeth when i attempt it, of course. However, when others do it its kinda annoying me, because of the sound.
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• Singapore
13 Jul 08
Don't they freeze you up?
• Australia
26 Jun 08
I love ice cubes! Usually, I suck on them until they are smaller and easier to chew. I rely on them in summer and when I am pregnant. There always has to be some in the freezer so that when the mood strikes, I can attack them!lol. It is actually a very good way of keeping your fluids up, especially if you get bored just drinking water. A few years ago, I went through a phase of filling a cup with ice and then pouring pure cordial over the top. It was so yummy! lol. By the time I'd eaten most of the ice, the cordial was perfect for drinking, and still super chilled!
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• Singapore
5 Jul 08
3 Jun 08
I do like chewing on ice cubes. I've never asked for them in a seperate glass though, I don't like them that much! If I finish a drink, and there is ice left in the glass, I chew it. Ice is actually great for people on diets. Maybe this is why your friend eats it? Ice is filling, as it fools the body into thinking it's eaten something solid. The extreme cold means that the body has to expend, on average, 40 calories worth of energy to absorb the ice cube. In effect, ice cubes can make you lose weight if you eat enough of them.
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• Singapore
3 Jun 08
I can't read her mind.
@naseeha (1383)
• India
29 May 08
I have seen children doing that. I wonder how they do that. I would never do that because my teeth would .....tickle
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• Singapore
30 May 08
Not good for the teeth anyway.
@ersmommy1 (12595)
• United States
28 May 08
As a kid I thought it was neat. I did it all the time. But I outgrew it. And you are right. It can really damage your teeth. I like my drinks cold. But I leave the ice in the glass.
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• Singapore
29 May 08
Yup yup, best not to do it.
@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
28 May 08
Ha, ha, your friend is something. Never encountered anyone who loves biting ice cubes. I'm not a huge fan of ice cubes. I prefer my beverages to be cold without the ice. I don't know. I felt the ice cubes as a nuisance blocking what should be an enjoyable drink for me.
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• Singapore
28 May 08
I still think some ice would be nice. Just cold without ice... just feel something is lacking.
@crickethear (1417)
• United States
28 May 08
I can't bite ice cubes. If they are chipped I can a little, but I have too sensitive teeth to be able to that. I see people doing it all the time, and I wonder how they can do it. Part of me envies the ability to be able to that. I do what you do, just suck on it like candy, and then swallow when nothing left.
• Singapore
28 May 08
Must be young people you saw. :P
@Remmie7 (168)
• United States
27 May 08
Good morning Lordwarwizard, I hope you had a good and safe holiday. This discussion I can relate to. Years ago I use to what I call eat ice. I tell you it's just something about it if you get started eating ice you can't stop. It becomes a habit. I was told once that I might have a iron deficiency by one of the nurses I use to work with.
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• Singapore
27 May 08
Holiday? What holiday? And yes, you are one of those who mentioned about iron deficiency. I already buzzed myself and told her about it.