Lyme, Connecticut.

Lyme, Connecticut

  In the novel Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, there’s a sort of doomsday weapon called ice-nine. Ice-nine is a fictional water crystal that has a higher melting point than ordinary ice – it’s solid at room temperature. One crystal of ice-nine causes other water molecules to become ice-nine and so it can freeze an entire ocean ( Lyme is conjectured to be like ice-nine: the spiral-shaped bacteria invades, infects and then bores into tissues,