(by chris the cynic)
In this part of this hemisphere it is currently unpleasantly hot. Thus cold things take on a certain interest. Ice cream, ice ages, the Boomerang Nebula, chilled drinking water, so forth.
Thus the prompt of “Cold Things”.
[As a reminder, open thread prompts are meant to inspire conversation, not stifle it. Have no fear of going off topic for there is no off topic here.]