The desire to chew on ice may occur for reasons other than a mineral deficiency. Some people may develop pica related to a mental health or emotional problem, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder or stress. Other times, pica occurs because of pregnancy and in people with developmental disabilities.
In games which are broadcast on television, radio, or over the Internet, each team is granted one 60-second timeout and four 30-second timeouts per game in addition to the media timeouts each half. High school basketball allots five time outs per game, with three 60-second and two 30-second time outs.