Interesting Fact # 1008 - Mini Ice Age

According to Robert Penn, co-author of The Wrong Kind of Snow. In 1673 Dover and Calais were joined by ice.

(Between 1350 and 1850 in the UK, there was a Little Ice Age. Freezing winters were a fact of life and the freezing of the River Thames in London in 1684 led to that year's Great Frost Fair, which was held on the River itself. But there's no way the health and safety fun police would allow it now.)