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Suddenly There's A Meadow In The Ocean With 'Flowers' Everywhere

Frost flowers grown in a lab. As beautiful as they are, scientists prize frost flowers because they are so salty. These blossoms suck up seawater, concentrate the salt and have three times the salinity of the ocean. And yet each frost flower hosts about a million bacteria, very unusual when the environment is so extremely salty, so extremely cold, and bathed in sunshine.

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from About.com Food

How to Make Adorable Frosting Flowers: A Photo Tutorial

Learn how to make frosting flowers at home. This photo tutorial demonstrates how to make simple frosting flowers using buttercream or royal icing.

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How to Make Adorable Frosting Flowers: A Photo Tutorial

from Laughing Squid

Frost Flowers, Delicate Sheets of Ice Created From Long-Stemmed Plants

Frost flowers are the name given to thin layers of ice that form from long-stemmed plants. These delicate sheets of ice form beautiful patterns that resemble flower petals. Kuriositas recently compiled a lovely gallery frost flower images from various online photographers.

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from About.com Food

How to Make Adorable Frosting Flowers: A Photo Tutorial

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Frost Flowers Blooming in the Arctic Ocean are Found to be Teeming with Life

So crazy this happens!! They are called frost flowers, a strange phenomenon where frost grows from imperfections in the surface ice amid extreme sub-zero temperatures nearing or forming spiky structures that have been found to house microorganisms.

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