As the polar vortex sworls around North America, with all the 50 states of the USA recording temperatures below freezing point, dropping to a record low of -26C in Chiberia (the new name for Chicago), cold enough to freeze oil, Meteorologist Eric Holthaus demonstrates what happens when you toss a pot of boiling water into the sky when it is -21°F with a wind chill of -51°F in a video shot on Jan 6, 2014 in Viroqua, WI, USA.
The video, predictably, went viral.
And then, as Buzzfeed put it succinctly, A Whole Bunch Of People Threw Boiling Water In The Air To Watch It Freeze And Burned Themselves, including:
Before this, of course, there were those who had demonstated the effects of Peeing in Below Freezing Minnesota Weather:
But, clearly, boiling water is not all that people are having fun with.
There are frozen eggsperiments, for instance:
And weatherman having fun:
And frozen trampolines: