POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 08, 2014 AT 23:22 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 08, 2014 23:22 IST

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:

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But, clearly, boiling water is not all that people are having fun with.

There are frozen eggsperiments, for instance:

And weatherman having fun:

Freezing T-shirts:

And frozen trampolines:

POSTED BY Buzz ON Jan 08, 2014 AT 23:22 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 08, 2014 23:22 IST
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