Why do colored freezy pops turn clear when left outside in the cold?

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So this last winter, my roommates and I left a bunch of freezy pops outside to get cold fast (the temp was -20F). They were in clear plastic and may have been exposed to the sun.

After about a day, we went to pick them up, and they had all turned clear. They stayed clear even when brought to warmer temps. Why might this be?
 

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Drakkith
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No idea. My freezy pops stay colored even when frozen. But I don't freeze mine to -20 either.
 
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Why is it that a thread called "what is time?" got hundreds of replies, when my legitimate scientific inquiry gets one? :cry:
 
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Drakkith
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Why is it that a thread called "what is time?" got hundreds of replies, when my legitimate scientific inquiry gets one? :cry:
It's more interesting? :wink:
 

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