The 1984 Iceworm Gazette staff ventured into the halls of Mt. Eccles Elementary School to find out the truth about iceworms.
Where do iceworms come from?
Iceworms come from…
… the North Pole. – Oma Gilmore
… ice. – Joel Adkins
… Anchorage. – Katie Schultz
… their mother iceworms that produce them. – Skip Songer
… the core of the earth – Linda Van Den Broek
… the Atlantic Ocean. – Stacey Graham
Why do we have an Iceworm Festival?
We have an Iceworm Festival…
… because we celebrate when someone saw an iceworm. – Shannon Mallory
… because that’s the day all the Iceworms get together – Jimmy Comparan
… because a long time ago everyone in Cordova had cabin fever so some city officials came together and tried to make something to do in the winter and made the Iceworm weekend – David Stephens
… because we are tired of school. – Robbie Carrol
… to celebrate being a little town. – Brian Stephens
… for all the iceworms that got stepped on last winter. – Mercy Frisbie
How do iceworms act?
… polite. – Gretchen Shellhorn
… like they’re frozen but they’re not, they’re really wiggley. – Ray Guerrero
… unconscious. – Stacey Bernard
… very athletic and cheerful. – Heidi Shellhorn
… very sensitive and they get their feelings hurt easily. – Janis Jack
… wormy. – Ardy Hanson
What do iceworms eat?
… silt of the ice. – Ivy Stotts
… 1 ton of ice a day. – Chris Mallory
… other iceworms and for an occasional dessert they eat one man. – Michel Gentry
… iceaghetti and icesauce. – Jason Whetsell
… ice and carrots. They will NOT! Eat ANYTHING! Else. – Matt Callahan
What do iceworms do for fun?
For fun, iceworms…
… play tag for fun, I think. – Dea Church
… bite their tales. – Keivar MacDonald
… clean their legs. – Sara Gunderson
… dance. – Erin Thorne
… throw snowballs. – Clint Songer
… play kill ball. – Clayton Reid
How many legs do iceworms have?
… about 12 short legs – Misty James
… four legs on each side. – George Eleshansky
… ten legs when they’re babies and twenty when they’re adults. – Wade H. Goodridge
… no legs, I think. – Dea Church
… no legs and no arms. – Matt Callahan
… no legs and two arms. – Roxanne Stevens
How long do iceworms live?
… for two weeks and turn into an icerfly. – Kimberly Reid
… forever. – Tommy Bell
… as long as they want to. – Roderick Jensen
… two million years. – Cade Goodridge
… for about 1 year, but I am not an Iceworm specialist. – Paul Lovett
… to be 999. – Nicole Fulton