Portlander Lives Frozen in Ice Block for Thirty Minutes (Apr, 1931)

Portland hipsters froze themselves in blocks of ice way before it was cool.

Portlander Lives Frozen in Ice Block for Thirty Minutes

A SCIENTIFIC experiment that bewildered thousands was performed when A. Moro, of Portland, Ore., allowed himself to be frozen up in a solid cake of ice for thirty minutes at an annual newspapermen’s midnight frolic held recently in Portland. At the end of the half hour of imprisonment, the ice block was chopped open and Mr. Moro emerged bright and healthy, a little chilled, perhaps, but otherwise unaffected.

Mr. Moro is enabled to accomplish this remarkable feat because of his ability to get along with a minimum supply of oxygen for an unusual length of time. In performing the stunt, he crawls into the cavity formed in two blocks of ice as shown at right. Ice is then melted around him to inclose his body in the cavity.

  1. C.H. says: September 12, 201112:31 pm

    This stunt later became an attraction at the 1939 World’s Fair… only the victims were naked girls.

  2. Mitch says: September 12, 20111:40 pm

    Pretty sure they left the “n” off the end of his last name.

  3. Hirudinea says: September 12, 20113:06 pm

    Wow, Chris Angel has really changed!

  4. Andrew L. Ayers says: September 12, 20113:09 pm

    April issue – sure, sure…LOL.

  5. Toronto says: September 13, 20117:23 am

    Welcome to Winnipeg!

  6. Charlene says: September 13, 20112:51 pm

    @Toronto: Hey now, that’s only accurate three or four months out of the year.

    Okay, five.

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