Matthew Parker's Decoder #2015-04

Can you crack the icy April code before it melts? Here it is again:

Matthew's Decoder -- April '15

How It Works

Each ice cube has three faces showing: left, right and top. First read the letters on the left faces from left to right, then read the right faces. Ignore the top faces; they're just a distraction.


Dr. John Gorrie created the first ice cube maker in 1851. But the physician didn’t want to chill drinks or food, he wanted to cool the air. Dr. Gorrie believed that by cooling a room’s temperature, he could improve air quality and reduce disease. Years later, in 1928, Lloyd Groff Copeman was collecting maple sap in the woods when he noticed that the slush rolled off his rubber boots instead of sticking to them. He went home, conducted some experiments and patented a rubber tray with separators to freeze water more easily into small ice cubes. He made the first ice cube tray. The rest, as they say, is cool history.

Look for a new code in the next issue of Clubhouse magazine.

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