Boiling water freezing in mid-air at -41 degrees

Have you ever been outside in minus 40 degrees? Trust me – DON’T. But just in case you are, try this “fun” trick before you freeze to death.

  • “Physics, my dear.”

  • Josh


  • I have been in weather that cold and the local weatherman, Too Tall Tom Symanski, did the same thing. Fargo 1995. It was colder.

  • Steven Fisher

    Science is @#$%ing awesome.

  • Steven Fisher

    You know, I think my favourite part of this is this: I don’t speak Russian, but I’m pretty confident I can translate every word this guys says.

    “As you can see, it’s -41. They don’t get that in California. We’re going to try throwing this water out the window. Here goes!”

  • JDSoCal

    Brr, it’s 61F here.

    BTW, -40 is the same temp, C or F.

    • “BTW, -40 is the same temp, C or F.”

      Which is exactly why I didn’t include the C or F in the story. 🙂

  • justin_horn

    One time I was in -25 F in Chicago. I found out nose hairs freeze and that I have them.

  • Ultimato

    Two years ago I was in Siberia, in a place called Nizhnevartovsk. It was -43 degrees then. I did the same thing with a cup of hot water. It’s pretty cool (no pun intended)

  • Boo

    Ah, brings back the memories of neighbors lawns busted up because their pipes froze and the winter oil in my buddies truck froze solid (got below -60 that year).

    I’ll take what the pacific north west calls “winter” anytime.

    • “I’ll take what the pacific north west calls “winter” anytime.”

      It can get mentally exhausting dealing with 4 months of rain but on the plus side, you don’t have to shovel it. 🙂

  • Peeing outdoors… just think about it…

  • Winski

    THAT’S seriously hosed…