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Boiling Water Turns To Snow in seconds, in big freeze USA

As parts of the US remain gripped in a big freeze, one of the worst on record, news reports of st...

Boiling Water Turns To Snow in seconds, in big freeze USA

As parts of the US remain gripped in a big freeze, one of the worst on record, news reports of strange events continue. The latest is a Wisconsin video which shows boiling water turning to snow in seconds.

2014 has begun with freezing cold weather and heavy snow in parts of the US but one man in Wisconsin wanted to show the world just how cold it was in an unusual way.

Temperatures were around -30 degrees but fearless meteorologist Eric Holthaus wanted to test out a theory, which he admits he did not expect to work, and he braved the extreme cold to do so. He wanted to see if he could create instant snow out of boiling water, in such a cold temperature, and he proved his theory correct.

Boiling Water Turns To Snow in seconds, in big freeze USA

Holthaus braved the extreme temperature and went outdoors with a pan of boiling water. He threw this into the air and the instant change from hot water to snow was caught on camera.

However, although Holthaus and his video are reported online by numerous sources his is not the first footage online to show this strange phenomenon. In fact looking on YouTube there are a few other videos showing boiling water turning to snow in a flash. Some date back a few years but others from the current cold snap in the USA.

Slate noted the same in their report as the mainstream media jumped on Holthaus video. Slate reported

Holthaus isn't the first to perform the boiling-water-to-snow trick. But he told me it was his first time attempting it — he just moved to Wisconsin from Arizona four months ago. "I didn't expect it to work, actually," he said
A selection of these videos from the USA have been added to this report. It is still a great story but sadly, for Mr Holthaus, his footage is not unique.

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