Skip to comments.This Boy And His Mom Tried A Crazy Experiment In The Freezing Cold Weather (ice photos)
Posted on 01/07/2014 11:22:48 AM PST by heartwood
When the temperature dropped to 16 degrees in Washington, Angela Kelly got a strange idea.
She and her seven-year-old son mixed up some homemade soap and sent bubbles soaring through the air...in the middle of the freezing cold.
Angela snapped photos as the frost created intricate designs in the larger bubbles, while the smaller ones froze and shattered as they hit the ground.
Before the sun came up, they would freeze entirely and behave as though they were made of glass.
But after the sun came up, the tops of the bubbles would defrost.
Sometimes, in limbo between freezing and thawing, the bubbles would collapse in upon themselves and create bizarre shapes.
Some of the images look like they're straight out of a fairy tale.
For her son, it was a magical experience.
And for Angela, it was like seeing the world through the eyes of a child, if even just for an afternoon.
Very cool! Er, cold!
Anyhow, thanks for posting I enjoyed it!
Seems there is a song from years ago.... “Tiny bubbles..... “
Outstanding use of an opportunity to experiment, to learn, and to experience the simple wonder of looking at the world differently from the herd! (and make it a special moment for your child)
Besides, it is fun to play...
Yet another product of global warming.
Loved this. I hope some people make use of the terrible cold to make some beautiful frozen bubbles!
I would think that Child Protective Services is on their way. Exposing her child to these life threatening temperatures has to be cause for government intervention. The next thing you know, her child’s tongue will be stuck to some flag pole.
been there, done that .. still embarrassing, fifty years later .. LOL/ouououch !
They look like marbles.
Good parent bookmark.
Just tried this in the garage (probably at 10 right now) with commercial bubble stuff. No freezing before they hit the ground. Either it’s way colder or they have the bubbles in the air longer or the mix is way more water based.
bump for later
Did you see tha gal in the weather channel this morning toss a hot cup of coffee in the air? It instantly turned to snow...never saw that before...and it I lived “up their’ I would give this a try too.
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