Oh heck we ALL grew up trying to get the biggest icicle that we could off of our house and use it as a sword or some kind of weapon and then lick it. Our entire childhood in the winter was based on the acclamation of the prized icicle. But now meteorologist Katie Nickolaou from Iowa is asking, no, begging you, to PLEASE stop eating the ice formations. You can still use them as weapons, or decorations on your planters or something that doesn't involve EATING THEM! It doesn't take a genius to figure out why, as Katie explains, and yes, it's gross.