Friday, December 21, 2012

Boiling Water Turns To Snow

Yes, it is that cold in Siberia.

31 comments:

Cleodacat said...

Yes, it's actually that cold in Fairbanks, Ak today. -58 this morning, brrrrrrr.

FSP said...

I'm not falling for any more prank videos.

Cleodacat said...

FSP, I can assure you it's not a prank. Boiling water does turn to snow when exposed to -30 or colder.

TracySwingKid said...

I cannot even imagine how to live in an area that gets so cold. This is not a prank. When boiling water is thrown with enough force to allow the super-cold air to hit the smallest water particles, they become fog. The larger bits would become ice or snow. You can see this in the video. The larger bits fall to the ground while the fog drifts away.

goheels83 said...

That is awesome. FSP you should totally watch!

Vicki Cupper said...

It doesn't really snow in Siberia. All the snow you see is just from people doing this all day.

Danielle said...

@FSP ITA! I'm sorry, but how can a human body sustain such extreme temperatures if that's what it does to BOILING water??

Barton Fink said...

That's a beautiful phone.

Ace said...

I'm from the north of Sweden an one winter about 10 years ago we hade -44. A human body kan sustain that temperature without any bigger problems as long as you dress right. I had long johns, mittens, scarf, wolly hat, coverpants and a warm winter jacket. I had to breathe through the mouth because if I breathe through the nose, it froze.

We almost never have that kind of extreme temperatures (during winter it's usually between -5 and -20) but it was kind of cool to experiance that =)

Maja With a J said...

Cool!!!

Now I just have to wait for the inevitable Calgary deep freeze so I can try this at home!

The human body isn't 1 litre of liquid, that's how it can sustain very cold temperatures without turning to snow.

MommaBear said...

As long as you are dressed properly it's not so bad. Here in Alberta it's not unusual to see -40 C. Particularly if you are out in the country, away from the city.

The coldest I've been in is -52 C in Northern Alberta. At that temp, you worry about your septic tanks freezing solid. You've heard of 'shitter's full', well this is more like 'shitter's frozen'. It's so cold that the bark on poplar trees actually explodes off as the sap freezes and expands.

Selock said...

He's cute, too!

csproat said...

What FUN!!!

csproat said...

Hahahahahahah!

libby said...

Ace, if you're single and really like mouthy American women, lemme know. If you're a chick, well, we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

I've fantasized a lot about moving to Scandinavia. ESPECIALLY the North.
I offer little in return. I do speak German, if that helps at all. I can't stand German literature (except Brecht-for giggles), if that makes up for the fact that I do speak German.

Thank you for your consideration.

MadLyb said...

I feel as though I've been to science class today. :)

Catarina said...

I wished it snowed where I live.

Renoblondee said...

That is so cool!

Chrissy Buns said...

Good gracious! living in the Pacific Northwest, I cry crocodile tears when it gets down to 30 degrees ABOVE zero! lol...I'm such a baby, spoiled by the ocean air ;)

Roman Holiday said...

But it's SIBERIA!

White lilly said...

THAT. IS. AWESOME! Although I hate cold weather, I just loved that.
@libby, because you commented to Ace, I know have stuck in my brain "Ace of Spades" from Motorhead, lol

Mooshki said...

I once spent about 2 minutes outside on an evening that was -35 with a windchill in the -50s, and that was enough for one lifetime. I have a "rule of 20s." Anything below 20 is cold, anything below 0 is really cold, and anything below -20 is unbearable. Luckily (ha!), global warming seems to be eliminating Minnesota's brutal winters.

FSP, the water in your body isn't exposed to the air. When I have a runny nose on the really cold days, my nose hairs freeze.

Anonymous said...

It doesn't have to be boiling water, either. Very hot water does just as well. There's a Youtube video of someone using hot water in a super soaker at around -40, and sending a stream of steam (haha) 25 feet or so. Pretty cool.

lucretius said...

I done this experiment the balcony of my apartment I used to live in North Dakota One time someone came up to me and told me it was actually colder in North Dakota that day that it was in Antarctica

lucretius said...

I done this experiment the balcony of my apartment I used to live in North Dakota One time someone came up to me and told me it was actually colder in North Dakota that day that it was in Antarctica

WUWT? said...

I have also done this many times, and it's awesome. I was working at a hotel in North Dakota, and guests from the south, or really anywhere but North Dakota/northern Minnesota, would comment how COLD it was. I'd go outside with hot water from the coffee maker and throw it in the air and when the cloud of snow fog would burst out of the near-boiling water they would FREAK OUT. Good times.

Alita said...

Hehe Maya, hot! It's a rather lacklustre summer here in Sydney, and I'm never going to have the opportunity to try that experiment locally. ... though I'll try it somewhere and someday, glad it's not here! I'm of to the beach tomorrow! Sub -40ยบ - yeesh!

Mother Campfire said...

LOL

Patricia said...

I'm here in Central Texas bitching because its 48F. But we are going to hit 70 today and will be 70 on Christmas Day. I hate the cold. Coldest I've been in is -6F in Colorado. Hubby had some next exposed and got frostbite. I won't move to Co with my parents because I hate the cold. HATE. It could be 80F+ year round and I'd be happy.

chemical said...

I would N-A-W-T be able to deal.

Anonymous said...

I can't really tell much difference between -20 and -50. After -20, it all kinda feels the same to me. And it's not nearly as bad as it sounds. You've heard of "dry heat" not being all that bad? At -20, it a "dry cold", IMO. So little moisture in the air, that it just doesn't feel all that bad. I feel colder at 10 above than I do at 20 below...