Friday, January 16, 2009

DIY Snow

(Fixed the video link. Sorry! Not that making snow is ALL that exciting.)

It has been cold in Indiana lately. Very cold. I woke up this morning to a negative 15 degrees (Fahrenheit). -35 degrees F when considering the wind chill factor. Ladies and gentlemen, that is COLD!

Apparently when it's this cold, you can turn boiling or near boiling water into snow in less than 1 second flat. Here's how:

1. Fill a cup with near boiling water.
2. Throw the water (without the cup) as high as you can in the air.
3. Poof! It's snow!

This works best when the temperature is around 0 degrees F and it is a very dry day. We tried it at -7 and -1. It worked much better at -7 F.

We (my coworkers and I) spent a considerable amount of time this morning filling up multiple cups of water and quickly running outside to toss it in the air. This didn't get old for quite some time. lol My friend texted me a video of her office trying the experiment as well. Out of her 4th floor office! Hilarious!

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