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Boiling water vs extreme cold

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Published on Jan 6, 2014

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. Video shot Jan 6, 2014 in Viroqua, WI.

Be careful before you decide to try this on your own... else, you could end up like these people: http://www.buzzfeed.com/adriancarrasq...

--UPDATE--
In an interview with PRI's The World, I described the weather conditions that made this video possible: http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-01-06...

Here's an interview I gave to Slate, describing the video, and what came after: www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/01/06/cold_weather_turns_boiling_water_to_snow_eric_holthaus_video_in_wisconsin.html

Read more on the science of what's happening here: www.livescience.com/32951-how-can-boiling-water-turn-snow.html

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