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A Whole Bunch Of People Threw Boiling Water In The Air To Watch It Freeze And Burned Themselves

Yeah, don't do this.

Posted on January 6, 2014, at 8:36 p.m. ET

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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For example, nothing could go wrong with this kind of good old-fashioned fun, right?

Threw a pot of boiling water in the air. Kids thought it was awesome. Do it, people.


So I did the thing where you make snow and not all the boiling water froze and now my head is burned 😂😂😂

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

Tried the boiling water trick today... burned the high holy hell out of my hand... I may have done it wrong... but it shore was purdy...

My little brother burned himself trying to throw boiling water into the air to make it freeze. BEWARE #lol #caughtonvideo

People really aren't getting the message.

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

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

Ambulances were very likely called.

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

Some people took the burning in stride.

View this video on YouTube

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 .

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

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

Everyone, please stop.

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

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.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.