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Dozens Injured Throwing Boiling Water Into Winter Air
New York Magazine ^ | 1/10 | Joe Coscarelli

Posted on 01/09/2014 11:07:05 AM PST by nickcarraway

The meteorologist's trick of tossing a pot of scalding water into the air in subzero temperatures to watch it freeze — a big hit on YouTube these past few days — has resulted in at least 50 people burning themselves, according to admissions (often with photographic evidence) on social media. If we've learned anything this week, it's that urine is far safer and still gets the job done.


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1 posted on 01/09/2014 11:07:06 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

All I can say is watch the way the wind is blowing.


2 posted on 01/09/2014 11:08:59 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: nickcarraway

Hold muh beer....


3 posted on 01/09/2014 11:09:33 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

What could possibly go wrong?


4 posted on 01/09/2014 11:10:04 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

I’ll bet it quit burning really fast.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 11:16:10 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: nickcarraway
Fun in Finland at -30˚C (-22˚F): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBhIAaE3dmk
6 posted on 01/09/2014 11:17:06 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: riverrunner

....you don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows...”

sorry I just couldn’t resist that


7 posted on 01/09/2014 11:17:07 AM PST by faithhopecharity (no)
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To: nickcarraway

Put some ice on it.


8 posted on 01/09/2014 11:17:34 AM PST by AU72
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To: nickcarraway

Dumb.

I’ve done this and managed to NOT burn myself.

Then again, I’m not an idiot either and didn’t have to have anyone else hold muh’ beer...


9 posted on 01/09/2014 11:17:51 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

It wouldn’t have to be boiling to freeze before it hit the ground.

For a safer, but cool, experiment, blow soap bubbles into the subzero air...


10 posted on 01/09/2014 11:19:16 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Dead Corpse

That first sentence in my post was not clear.

You can see the freezing effect without risking it with hot water.

I guess going from boiling to ice is more dramatic.


11 posted on 01/09/2014 11:20:37 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: riverrunner; nickcarraway
*snickering*..just don't pee on ANY nearby steel/metal
object (flagpole, playground equipment.. etc..etc)
"honestly officer no beer was drunken earlier in the day."

12 posted on 01/09/2014 11:23:23 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: MrB

At a certain temperature doesn’t boiling water thrown into the air flash ( that may not be the right term) to vapor, therefore producing snow not ice?


13 posted on 01/09/2014 11:33:51 AM PST by tanknetter
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I would think it would be the steam that would do that...
Now, if the vapor pressure around the water were suddenly lower - yeah, it would flash to steam and then freeze.


14 posted on 01/09/2014 11:37:55 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Yep. I know. For some added flair on the soap bubble thing... Have a cigar going when you blow the bubbles.

Or... For a bit of “Ewwwww” factor... Pee off your second story deck when it’s -28F...


15 posted on 01/09/2014 11:45:05 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

“clatter”


16 posted on 01/09/2014 11:46:29 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: tanknetter

That was a trick we’d show “newbies” up at Ft. Wainwright when I was there. Take a hot cup of coffee and throw it out the window on the second floor of the hanger. Vapor. No brown spots on the snow down below. However, it was not only very cold, the air was very dry.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 11:58:30 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you like your ObamaCare, you can keep your ObamaCare. I'll pass. PERIOD!)
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To: nickcarraway

Ya think maybe local TV news stations should quit repeatedly showing the clip and saying “Wow, this is really cool! But don’t try it at home!” ??


18 posted on 01/09/2014 12:24:41 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: MrB

A-yep...


19 posted on 01/09/2014 1:31:39 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: nickcarraway

LOL, makes better videos.


20 posted on 01/09/2014 1:36:07 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: nickcarraway

Who cares about skin grafts if you can get a hundred hits on Youtube?


21 posted on 01/09/2014 1:40:10 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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