Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 17 - Think and Explain: 81

Answer

Very cold ice freezes the thin layer of water/oil on your skin, and "sticks" your skin to the ice. This is similar to what happens in the classic flagpole-licking scene in "A Christmas Story" (don't try this at home, or at anyone else's home, either).
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