All across the Midwest this week, people are extremely cold — extremely cold and extremely bored.
Temperatures dropped as low as minus-60 Farenheit in parts of the Midwest on Wednesday, forcing schools to close and sequestering workers in their homes. To combat their cabin fever, some folks have started stepping out of their homes for a brief second to boiling hot water into the frigid air.
Of course the water, once tossed into the wind, quickly solidifies and turns into snow.
It’s actually way more entertaining than it sounds. I’m dead on the inside, and I’ll still watch this middle school science class trick any day:
How a science teacher passes the time in a snow day. 🥶 AccuWeather records current air temp at -21°F and wind-chill at -46°F If you do this, make sure you toss it so that the wrong doesn’t blow the boiling water back into you. pic.twitter.com/06M61HEa9l
— Kathy Peake Morton (@kathyamorton) January 30, 2019
Just a general word of caution, folks: This might look fun, but the polar vortex has brought life-threatening temperatures to many areas. Leaving your house is a questionable project on any day, but it’s an especially risky move for today — and possibly not worth it, not even for art like this.