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Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology throws boiling water in extreme cold and this is what became of it!

2019-02-05 07:33
As the United States plunged into extreme cold weather, social media became replete with viral videos of winter stunts, surprising phenomenon, and fun and laughter that has at least been able to keep the web a little warmer. But outside, it’s been so cold that when physics professor Jeff Terry threw a cup of hot water into the air, it crystallised in a dramatic fashion well before reaching the ground. Terry from the Illinois Institute of Technology captured on video the moment he threw a cup of hot water into the air and shared his experiment on Twitter. He tweeted, "Now this is a real cold weather science experiment. At -14 F/-26 C, boiling water quickly condenses into a cloud of microdroplets. These can freeze due to large surface to volume ratio." He was however soon to caution others if they try it. "Never throw hot water towards anyone. Being hit by boiling water is unpleasant.