12/25/2014 01:01 pm ET Updated Dec 25, 2014

It's A 2014 List-Icicle

2014 was a year upon which many will have good reason to look back in contemplation, and to consider the many complicated strands of historical, political and economic forces that came to bear on our daily lives.

But this is an article about some frozen water hanging off some stuff. Looking back, this year it seems sometimes icicles appeared in some places around the world -- despite all that "global warming" Al Gore keeps whining about. Big icicles, small icicles, pretty icicles ... menacing icicles.

Let us review the year in icicles.

2014: An Icicle Listicle