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I am the darkness of the lamp made clear,
the chill of the summer made cloudy.

If I get juiced up, some say I'm a delicacy.
Treat me incautiously, you'll land on your seat.

I may be found the world over,
but I dwell in the depths of Kentucky.

Leave me to myself, headless, and I will fade away.
Give to me a new head, though, and I can do many things:
  I can feed the multitudes, or spend my days gaming.
  I can be kind, or I can be cruel.
  I can even become loathsome vermin, twice over.

Who am I?

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Ice

I am the darkness of the lamp made clear, the chill of the summer made cloudy.

Lamp=flame=melting to clear water, chill=cold=freezing to cloudy ice? probably wrong but my best guess

If I get juiced up, some say I'm a delicacy.

Blended drinks

Treat me incautiously, you'll land on your seat.

Ice is slippery

I may be found the world over,

Can be found everywhere

but I dwell in the depths of Kentucky.

There is an actual city called Ice, Kentucky

Leave me to myself, headless, and I will fade away. Give to me a new head, though, and I can do many things:

Ice melts but add a letter to the front and you get

I can feed the multitudes, or spend my days gaming.

Rice, Dice

I can be kind, or I can be cruel.

Nice, Vice?

I can even become loathsome vermin, twice over.

Mice, Lice

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  • $\begingroup$ You didn't get my answer for the darkness part, but otherwise very well done! $\endgroup$
    – EnderX
    Jun 25, 2016 at 4:30

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