A Whole Bunch Of People Threw Boiling Water In The Air To Watch It Freeze And Burned Themselves

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1. With something called a “polar vortex” bearing down on the U.S. and plunging much of the country into the lowest temperatures in 20 years, people have gotten creative in how they experience it.

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2. For example, nothing could go wrong with this kind of good old-fashioned fun, right?

Threw a pot of boiling water in the air. Kids thought it was awesome. Do it, people.

3. Wrong.

I tried to throw boiling water in the air and it back fired..all the water spilled on me and now my leg is burned. Oops....

So I did the thing where you make snow and not all the boiling water froze and now my head is burned

5. A lot of people are really burning themselves with boiling water.

Tried the boiling water trick today... burned the high holy hell out of my hand... I may have done it wrong... but it shore was purdy...

My little brother burned himself trying to throw boiling water into the air to make it freeze. BEWARE #lol #caughtonvideo

So I tried to do the whole throw boiling water outside and it flew back and burned my arm so happy snow day to all

8. People really aren’t getting the message.

I totally just burned myself with boiling water trying to throw it in the air :/ #myluck

11. Ambulances were very likely called.

Code 3 burn reported at 1200 S Glendale Avenue. Patient was burned by boiling water.

12. Some people took the burning in stride.

Tried to do the boiling water trick but the water burned my hand and I dropped the cup and it broke... Fail would be an understatement .

Sooo yeah I tried doing that boiling water thing that @MelissaBusch15 did and the boiling water flew back at me and burned me✌️ cool

15. “Throwing boiling water into the -50° wind and getting burned in the process. But look how cool! #science”

16. Everyone, please stop.

completely burned my hand while trying to turn boiling water into snow

17. h/t: Matt Pearce, who first noticed the science gone very, very wrong.

Have found about 50 victims. I think we've all learned an important lesson today.

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