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

Yeah, don’t do this.

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?


Jason DeRusha

@DeRushaJ

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

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3. Wrong.


Kailyn Nicole

@KailynNicole200

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….

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shelby vandgrift

@shelbyvandgrift

So I did the thing where you make snow and not all the boiling water froze and now my head is burned í ½í¸‚í ½í¸‚í ½í¸‚

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


Tyler Rump

@tyrump

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…

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

— Vincent Escudero (@VinceEscudero)

Vincent Escudero

@VinceEscudero

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

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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

— Hallie Benjamin (@hbenjii)

Hallie Benjamin

@hbenjii

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

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8. People really aren’t getting the message.

Kyle burned his arm trying to do the boiling water trick hahahah

— Nick Schweppe (@Schweeeeeet)

Nick Schweppe

@Schweeeeeet

Kyle burned his arm trying to do the boiling water trick hahahah

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

— Erika DeBruyn (@ErikaDeBruyn)

Erika DeBruyn

@ErikaDeBruyn

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

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Hey guys, i failed with the boiling water trick and burned my legs

— BenJarvus Lunak (@773_202_LUNAK)

BenJarvus Lunak

@773_202_LUNAK

Hey guys, i failed with the boiling water trick and burned my legs

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11. Ambulances were very likely called.

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

— ArgusLeader911 (@Argus911)

ArgusLeader911

@Argus911

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

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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 .

— Sierra Mills (@Sierra_Mills)

Sierra Mills

@Sierra_Mills

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 .

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

— Tayyyyywuuuuuurr! (@TaylorMadison29)

Tayyyyywuuuuuurr!

@TaylorMadison29

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

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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

— kray (@kaitlyn_ray27)

kray

@kaitlyn_ray27

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

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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.

— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce)

Matt Pearce

@mattdpearce

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

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Adrian Carrasquillo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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