Turning Boiling Water Into Snow (Wins and Fails)
Eric Holthous has a pretty neat trick. Apparently its so cold in some parts of the country that you can throw boiling water into the air and it turns to snow:
Yea, that is pretty awesome, even if Eric forgot to tell the person filming him to turn their iPhone SIDEWAYS (please, its not so hard to do).
Unfortunately, its just as easy to turn this winter-wonderland-fairytale trick into a 3rd-degree-burn-carnival-of-horrors. You see, even though some of the water freezes, there's plenty of scalding hot water left over. So if you're downwind or standing right in front of somebody...well, just watch.
At least 50 people have been injured trying to do the trick, so I think we'll leave this one to the experts. Besides, it looks like there's plenty of snow out there already.