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?

3. Wrong.

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

6. People really aren’t getting the message.

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

— Erika DeBruyn (@ErikaDeBruyn)

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

— Ben Lunak (@773_202_LUNAK)

8. Ambulances were very likely called.

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

— ArgusLeader911 (@Argus911)

9. 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)

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

— Taylor Scasny (@TaylorMadison29)

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

13. Everyone, please stop.

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

— Kaitlyn Ray (@kaitlyn_ray27)

14. 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)

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