JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The coldest spot in Jacksonville wouldn't exist if it weren't for a game of cards 27 years ago.
"I had a bet with a friend in Tampa while we were playing cards," said David Bryant, also known as The Ice Man.
"He was in the ice business, and told me how tough it was and I said it can't be that hard to freeze water."
The Ice Man is also the name of his Westside business, an ice factory that's been churning out the frozen water for nearly three decades.
It's safe to say he probably won the bet. "Yes sir, I most certainly did," Bryant said laughing.
Considering the near triple digit heat today, and high heat index values, his factory seemed like the perfect place to spend the day.
"It's nice to work in the bagging room where it's 50 degrees all the time," he said, while standing in the deep freezer.