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Watch what happens when you throw boiling water over a balcony at 41 degrees below zero

Dec 18, 2012

Usually extreme cold weather is best endured with thermal underwear and plenty of hot chocolate. But when faced with 41 below zero on a recent afternoon, Russian YouTube user LifeHackerTV found a more productive way to pass the time: science experiments.

With two cameras—one set from above and one below—the man climbed out his window and tossed a freshly boiled pot of water off his balcony into the frigid air. What happened? Something like a vertical cloud of snow and frost formed in the air and started blowing down the street. It’s pretty amazing to see—watch below.

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