Ice cubes bigger than chunks of Manhattan

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By Kathleen Atkins

In May 2008, filmmakers were on hand to witness a calving event in western Greenland — the largest ever recorded on video.

The retreat of the Ilulissat Glacier roiled the ocean for 75 minutes and momentarily sent chunks of ice twice the height of Manhattan skyscrapers into the air. This footage is part of the award-winning film, “Chasing Ice,” presently playing in theaters. It puts a whole new spin on the phrase “on the rocks.” Play the video

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