KMEG meteorologist Katie Nickolaou is getting a lot of attention for her PSA telling viewers not to eat icicles.
Nickolaou, the morning meteorologist for the Sioux City, Iowa station, posted a video on TikTok and Twitter with the gross explanation as to why.
She starts her video off with a shot of beautiful icicles, and cuts to another video of someone chomping on one.
“Please don’t do that,” she says in the video. “I’m a meteorologist — I should know. When icicles form, it’s from water that melts off your roof and runs down the side of a building. Well, here’s the thing. You know what else is on your roof? Bird poop. A lot of it.”
She finishes the video with the blunt truth: “You’re eating poop!”
This is a PSA for anyone wanting to eat icicles… DON’T DO IT! 💩 pic.twitter.com/5h9el3ZH72
— Meteorologist Katie Nickolaou (@weather_katie) December 30, 2020
Her video has 1.9 million views. It also made the CBS Morning News Eye Opener segment on Saturday.
Nothing can prepare you for seeing your face pop up unexpectedly while watching the national news 🤣 https://t.co/FsYtTjo7Vg
— Meteorologist Katie Nickolaou (@weather_katie) January 2, 2021