How badass is that scene in Disney's Frozen where Elsa runs away across a lake in loafers, causing it to instantly freeze under her as she makes her way across?
Chrissy and Selorm, the hosts of Bogus Beauty on As/Is, wanted to find out whether that was actually possible in this week's episode.
But before they put this theory to the test, they met with Nick Uhas, a science YouTuber. He explained that you need a nucleation site to form ice.
Wait. So, when Elsa puts her foot on the water and it turns to ice, that could actually happen? Nick said the answer is yes, but under some crazy conditions.
Nick showed us a little experiment on how to make instant ice. All you need is a bottle of purified or distilled water, put it in the freezer for about two hours, strike it with your hand, and that creates the nucleation site.
Okay, so back to the business at hand. Nick said the trick to running on a sheet of ice and not falling was to basically galavant across without stopping.
Alright, the day had come and Selorm was ready to put on some "loafies" and heels and try to run across an ice rink.
Just in case Selorm wasn't able to run across the rink in heels, they had figure skater Amber Hurst Martin on standby to give it a shot.
Aaaaand Selorm was off in her first attempt to run across the ice rink in loafers.
Selorm gave it another shot in her loafers, and this time she ran as fast as she could but when she tried to stop...
Solid effort, Selorm. But now she had to try it in heels.
And she did it without falling a single time!
Since Selorm killed their little Frozen experiment, Chrissy thought it would be fun to throw in a little extra challenge.
Ready? Set. Go! And Selorm took the lead...and won!
So, they determined that you can, indeed, run really fast on ice and not fall, but they can't guarantee that you won't fall. LOL!