Tossing Boiling Water to Create Snow Isn't All Fun and Games

Break.com Staff by Break.com Staff on Jan. 09, 2014

We all saw those cool videos recently of people throwing boiling water into the air to create snow. When the polar vortex was torturing America with temperatures well below zero, many decided to pass the time by replicating the science experiment. Done correctly, this was the outcome:

Unfortunately, not everyone emerged with snow and a smiling face. Many, instead, suffered severe burns. Twitter documented dozens of such failures.

Some of the fails were documented on video:

The moral of this story is don't throw boiling water in the air if you don't know what you're doing. And, please, don't throw boiling water at someone else!

37 comments
laptop31
laptop31 User

ONLY THE STUPID CAN REINVENT STUPID

Tweezer Wendt
Tweezer Wendt

Justine Harrington "did she burn herself" "I don't know"

Khang Nguyen
Khang Nguyen

There is real science to this. However, since it was on break, I thought that the cup would shatter or something would befall the young lady. -_-

Firemind
Firemind User

This is why we can't have nice things.

Mark Agius
Mark Agius

Joanne & Jeremy did you try this!

Carol Hampton
Carol Hampton

Why not just record your dog taking a piss. At least dogs know which way to piss in the wind.

Jason Jenkins
Jason Jenkins

Why don’t you try pissing in the wind I hear that is a good time too?

Gary Jonathan Joseph Fowler
Gary Jonathan Joseph Fowler

Who ever thought it was a good idea to try to replicate something you saw as a experiment that's your own fault how daft are people who thought hmm lets take boiling water and throw it around hello go piss in a snow bank you'll get the same effect with out the burn!

Mark Page
Mark Page

^^this guy looks like he took boiling water to the face

Mundrucz Tamás
Mundrucz Tamás

Thank you. We have seen enough of this shit these days. We all know how it looks from all possible angles. Thank you once again. Thank you.

Dan Rios
Dan Rios

Can't do that in So-Cal it's 70 here :)

Kevin Ashman
Kevin Ashman

How hard is it to throw something AWAY from you? Half the fails seem to state they threw it against the wind and burnt their head or hand/arm. Idiots. Wear layers including oven mitts and not up against the wind!

Shay McGuckin
Shay McGuckin

Dumbasses. Thank god they got it on video so I can laugh at them.

Jerry Jones
Jerry Jones

Boiling water & idiots never mix well to start with, but you add the news showing this on TV and emergency rooms get overrun with idiots with burns...!

Terry McNally
Terry McNally

cup or two... not a gallon ... Bugs would say " What a Moroon !! "

mcnastee
mcnastee User

The best part is these morons could use regular water and it would work better since it's closer to freezing with no chance to burn themselves.... silly sheeple

RobbyBoyy
RobbyBoyy User

Just like peeing in the wind.

Nightwolf2013
Nightwolf2013 User

why is this such a big ordeal this year.. it's been around for ages... whatever entertains the masses i guess..

TheeAthis
TheeAthis User

Some people are so stupid it baffles me, and yet these same folks hold a drivers license......wow.

KCjoker
KCjoker User

@TheeAthis Even worse they vote..probably for Democrats only explanation Obama got elected the 2nd time.