Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cold Weather and a Hot Water Trick

I wish I liked cold weather. I really do. It would make winter so much bearable.

It is supposed to be 31 degrees below zero tonight. I don't do much when it's this cold. I go to work and come home. My fingers never get warm on the drive .

It seems to be a common theme for people everywhere to complain about weather. A woman on a discussion forum I frequent complained about her winter weather; she had no snow and it was well above freezing. I told her that she elicited the same sympathy from me as when my sister complains her size 6 pants are feeling tight. Seriously. I guess it is a matter of perspective. No matter where you are, 20 below zero is really, really cold.

I heard that if you throw a cup of boiling hot water up into the air when it is very cold (-20 to -30) it will freeze instantly in midair and create a ice crystal shower. So, I tried it. It was amazing.
This isn't a picture of me but this is exactly what it looked like when I threw the boiling water into the air.

1 comment:

Misty said...

Wow that pic. looks amazing. We tried it at home and it was sweet, but Paige threw the cup with the water it was funny, and cold.