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Date: 03/07/07 02:38 AM

83 Responses to Boiling Water Turns to Snow

  1. Profile photo of eth72
    eth72 Male 30-39
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    March 6, 2007 at 11:10 pm
    Link: Boiling Water Turns to Snow - It`s just a little cold in New Hampshire.
  2. Profile photo of aj101
    aj101 Male 13-17
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    March 7, 2007 at 2:43 am
    if i see this up on here one more time! *shakes fist at eth72*
  3. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2007 at 2:48 am
    Considering this was filmed yesterday, I don`t think you`ve seen it here before.
  4. Profile photo of BakaNeko728
    BakaNeko728 Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 2:48 am
    pretty interesting as to how cold it is to do that. although i think this was posted before... or at least something like this.
  5. Profile photo of rockethippo
    rockethippo Male 13-17
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    March 7, 2007 at 2:51 am
    Ehhh -93 celcius?
  6. Profile photo of benjbenj
    benjbenj Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2007 at 2:52 am
    I don`t want to live there.
  7. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 2:53 am
    A clip involving the same principle (but shot in somebody`s backyard) was posted a few weeks ago, but it`s still kinda cool to look at. The infra-red imaging wasn`t exactly as helpful as I thought it would be, though.
  8. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 2:54 am
    Rockethippo, what are you talking about?
  9. Profile photo of aj101
    aj101 Male 13-17
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    March 7, 2007 at 2:55 am
    sorry buddy i should rephrase that `if i see this done one more time`

    but it is cool to see the infra red

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    HylianNinja Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 3:00 am
    Why boiling? It freezes faster that way.
  11. Profile photo of toneman
    toneman Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2007 at 3:16 am
    Okay...we get it...boiling water freezes nearly instantly when thrown into the air. I agree with aj101...nuff-snuff!
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    WTFidunno Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 3:27 am
    Okie, this was lame...The only somewhat good thing about it was the song...and even that wasn`t the greatest.
  13. Profile photo of SpoonFork
    SpoonFork Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2007 at 3:31 am
    Boring.
  14. Profile photo of razordragon
    razordragon Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 4:07 am
    cant people come up with anything original? oh wait they cant.
  15. Profile photo of beeyooteeful
    beeyooteeful Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 4:16 am
    awesome.
  16. Profile photo of FLB
    FLB Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 5:15 am
    I thought this this was awesome!
    instant snow maker.
    very cool!!
    get the joke, cool?. . ?
    never mind.
  17. Profile photo of shardonnay
    shardonnay Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 5:15 am
    COFFEE SNOW! YUM!
  18. Profile photo of fatex52986
    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 5:19 am
    It has to do with heat transfer principle(basically energy transfer). the more heat somethign has the more energy it has to lose. Kinda the same reason why hot water freezes faster when put in the freezer. dont believe me try it. See if that same boiling water was poured out rather then spoantaneously thrown into the air the results would have been different..
  19. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2007 at 6:16 am
    Even though this clip was filmed yesterday, I saw this very exact same clip 7 months ago on YouTube (before Google took over).
  20. Profile photo of notapervert
    notapervert Male 13-17
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    March 7, 2007 at 6:38 am
    hmm
  21. Profile photo of Osprey39
    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 7:11 am
    Yeah it`s pretty damn cold in New Hampshire. I go to school here at Dartmouth, and it`s -21 in Hanover right now.
  22. Profile photo of sponged
    sponged Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 7:12 am
    hmm intersting
  23. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
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    March 7, 2007 at 7:28 am
    I Thought it was sick, even though i have seen it before.
  24. Profile photo of bankvole
    bankvole Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2007 at 7:35 am
    When will americans join the rest of the world and emrace the metric system?
  25. Profile photo of Osprey39
    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 7:54 am
    And use Kelvin? When you Europeans decide to do the same maybe.
  26. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2007 at 8:09 am
    rockethippo: it`s -37 celsius.

    Osprey39: Since the Kelvin scale and the Celsius scale is the same thing you`d better start converting.

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    marchhare123 Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2007 at 8:44 am
    It would be more interesting to actually throw the water at someone. Its just so boring to see it over and over again.. yeah we get it
  28. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2007 at 8:46 am
    On 3/7/2007 8:09:22 AM Tiredofnicks wrote: Osprey39: Since the Kelvin scale and the Celsius scale is the same thing you`d better start converting.
    On what planet?
  29. Profile photo of tiger__paw
    tiger__paw Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 9:05 am
    It didn`t really look like snow. More like steam.
  30. Profile photo of antdow3
    antdow3 Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 9:29 am
    woo nice...
  31. Profile photo of ladydarkwind
    ladydarkwind Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 9:36 am
    i think it look cool.
  32. Profile photo of dudeman1st
    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2007 at 9:42 am
    Indeed, which planet? -35 F is 236 Kelvin or -37 C. However, the degree increments are the same in Kelvin and Celcius. We use Fahrenheit because it is more accurate in whole numbers and in most places ambient temps don`t increase above 100 or below 0 degrees F.
  33. Profile photo of bubblebubb
    bubblebubb Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 9:42 am
    Lets all throw boiling water over ourselves and hope it turns to snow before it hits us...

  34. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2007 at 10:19 am
    The Kelvin scale is the Celsuis scale with the zero point moved to absolute zero, 1 degree Kelvin is still 1 degree Celsuis though, and conversion is quite easy.

    dudeman1st wrote:
    (...)We use Fahrenheit because it is more accurate in whole numbers(...)

    Accurate or not, you`ll have to admit that the Celsius scale is more logical.

  35. Profile photo of Devi3000
    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 11:35 am
    Yea no poo. The metric system rocks. Almost all Americans that have ever been in University knows it due to chem classes.
  36. Profile photo of STARTSOMETIN
    STARTSOMETIN Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 12:51 pm
    Yellowcard lights and sounds was the only thing i liked about that clip
  37. Profile photo of guardateciel
    guardateciel Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 12:54 pm
    meh I live in new hampshire and it`s not that cold out it`s just cold cause it was on mt. washington being 6,288 ft. (1916.6 m) above sea level so of course boiling water would turn into snow
  38. Profile photo of ellemnop
    ellemnop Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 12:54 pm
    I thought the music was a bit too much...
  39. Profile photo of gingernut333
    gingernut333 Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 1:03 pm
    Um... as you do? what was the name of that song?
  40. Profile photo of EmAnJ
    EmAnJ Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 1:10 pm
    On 3/7/2007 10:19:36 AM Tiredofnicks wrote: The Kelvin scale is the Celsuis scale with the zero point moved to absolute zero, 1 degree Kelvin is still 1 degree Celsuis though, and conversion is quite easy. dudeman1st wrote: (...)We use Fahrenheit because it is more accurate in whole numbers(...) Accurate or not, you`ll have to admit that the Celsius scale is more logical.

    Hahaha, what? You`re nuts.

  41. Profile photo of pidwidgeon
    pidwidgeon Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 1:13 pm
    Science is cool.
  42. Profile photo of Esmirnow
    Esmirnow Male 13-17
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    March 7, 2007 at 1:21 pm
    Go a little farther north and that`s where I live. It has been that cold lately.
  43. Profile photo of wowthissucks
    wowthissucks Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2007 at 1:30 pm
    Wow, sucks to be them.
  44. Profile photo of xRevengex
    xRevengex Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 2:26 pm
    Yeah. Not that interesting.
  45. Profile photo of BeachBum0694
    BeachBum0694 Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 2:43 pm
    *LOVE* that song...
  46. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2007 at 2:45 pm
    EmAnJ: Am not! Mooom!

    Guess I was a bit vague.

    A degree Kelvin is the same "size" as a degree Celsius, they denote the same increase or decrease in temperature. However, where the Celsius scale has its zero point set to the freezing point of water the Kelvin one has it set to absolute zero, where all matter are frozen solid. That happens at -273C or -460F.


    As for being more logical, the Celsius scale zero degree is set to the freezing point of water and its 100th degree to the boiling point of water. The Farenheit zero is set to the coldest outdoor temperature Farenheit could measure, and its 100 to his body temperature.

    There, exiting geek mode, hope you understand now.

  47. Profile photo of sporka
    sporka Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 3:20 pm
    How did this start?

    "Hey guys, I think I`m gonna go outside and throw a pot of scalding water into the air."
    "Have fun."

  48. Profile photo of EmAnJ
    EmAnJ Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 3:21 pm
    That explains it much better, yes. Thanks. The increments are the same size, is what you are saying. 1K = 1C, whereas 1C = 33.8 F.

    I also think the Celcius scale is more logical for measuring basic temperatures.

  49. Profile photo of tbid2
    tbid2 Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 3:39 pm
    I think what the guy was trying to say about `F being more accurate in whole numbers` is that you can be more precise.. as there are a couple degrees of F per degree of C. So we`re measuring in smaller units.
  50. Profile photo of Deadman3215
    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 3:44 pm
    Just because a kelvin degree is "the same size" as a celsius degree doesn`t mean sh*t. You say a kelvin is just offset by 273.15°... One could just as easily say (°F − 32) · 5/9 or any other formula. They are different. Though it is a sure thing that you Americans must convert to metric before the rest of the world wages war on you over pure anger. Though I`m pretty sure metric is used for everything "official" over there, right?
  51. Profile photo of kEat0n
    kEat0n Male 13-17
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    March 7, 2007 at 4:08 pm
    Wow. I believe this! I live really close to yellowtone and it gets down to about -35 F and you can pour a bottle of water and it will freeze before it hits the ground.
  52. Profile photo of wales4eva
    wales4eva Male 13-17
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    March 7, 2007 at 4:15 pm
    this is stuff we learn in nursery

    and how many videos are they gonna make of people throwing water in the air and making it snow?

  53. Profile photo of ImNoGod
    ImNoGod Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 4:20 pm
    On 3/7/2007 8:09:22 AM Tiredofnicks wrote: Osprey39: Since the Kelvin scale and the Celsius scale is the same thing you`d better start converting.

    On what planet?

    This planet. Both are scaled the same. Just the starting point for kelvin is absolute zero. (-459.7 degrees F.)

  54. Profile photo of fatex52986
    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 4:34 pm
    here are the conversions for all you genius`.

    F=C(9/5)+32
    C=(F-32)(5/9)
    C=K-273.15

    I Kelvin is 1 degree celsius. And as some of you said they are directly proportional. They are just scaled differently.

    so in this case -35 degrees fahrenheit.
    =-37 degrees C
    =236 K

  55. Profile photo of zavi
    zavi Female 13-17
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    March 7, 2007 at 4:57 pm
    I live in New Hampshire and it`s not that cold, but I`m not on Mount Washington at the moment. I`ve been up there and they`re not lying when they say the weather is crazy up there.

    They actually mentioned the fact that boiling water turned to snow on the announcements at school today. I was surprised to find this here.

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    moe2the Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 5:33 pm
    pssst. get a life
  57. Profile photo of MisterNo
    MisterNo Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 5:38 pm
    this is so cool, i had to stop having gay sex in my scientist lab to watch this...
  58. Profile photo of AlewaresXD
    AlewaresXD Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 5:42 pm
    Has been done on IAB
    Still cool.
  59. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 6:04 pm
    I WONDER IF YOU TOOK A PISS OUTSIDE IF THE COLD WOULD FREEZE THE URINE INTO AN ICICLE...

    DON`T EAT YELLOW SNOW PEOPLE!

  60. Profile photo of mangarooboo
    mangarooboo Female 13-17
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    March 7, 2007 at 6:18 pm
    ^duh, of course it would.


    and i wonder what would happen if hotter than that with an interesting color was thrown into the cold with abandon. like magma, only magma would probably survive those cold temperatures.

  61. Profile photo of Crz4mets2
    Crz4mets2 Male 13-17
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    March 7, 2007 at 6:26 pm
    Mount Washington, worst weather on earth!
  62. Profile photo of liniarc
    liniarc Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 6:32 pm
    wahhh I was hoping for the last one it didn`t freeze and they poured boiling water on himself
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    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 6:52 pm
    i thought the music was lame...did anyone else think so?
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    Skyira Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 6:57 pm
    YEAH THATS MY STATE!! GO NH!
  65. Profile photo of Morphplx
    Morphplx Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 7:12 pm
    PHOTOSHOPPED?!
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    volcombaby Female 18-29
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    March 7, 2007 at 7:40 pm
    Who gives a crap who uses what? Stupid....
  67. Profile photo of Mbirdgurl
    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
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    March 7, 2007 at 8:47 pm
    So if you were to throw a pot a boiling water to someone... it wouldn`t work.
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    squiggy44 Male 30-39
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    March 7, 2007 at 9:43 pm
    "It has to do with heat transfer principle(basically energy transfer). the more heat somethign has the more energy it has to lose. Kinda the same reason why hot water freezes faster when put in the freezer. dont believe me try it."

    Most ignorant thing I`ve read in a while. If a liquid is colder, i.e. closer to its freezing point, it will require less heat transfer (and therefore time) to freeze. Similarly, hot water can be brought to a boil faster than cold water, using the same heat source.

    "See if that same boiling water was poured out rather then spontaneously thrown into the air the results would have been different.."

    While true, this has nothing to do with your previous statement. Rather, it`s about exposed surface area. If you pour the liquid, it will have less surface area and heat will be transferred more slowly. Throwing it into the air increases its surface area tremendously, and it can be frozen much quicker.

    SAY NO TO BAD SCIENCE.

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    VictoryRider Male 40-49
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    March 7, 2007 at 10:22 pm
    On 3/7/2007 4:07:08 AM razordragon wrote: cant people come up with anything original? oh wait they cant.

    Apparently, neither can you.

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    MapleFr3ak Male 13-17
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    March 8, 2007 at 12:49 am
    Water freazes faster hot. My ENGLISH teacher told me that when she told a story about a student not doing an experiment a long time ago.
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    Cwruidth Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2007 at 3:56 am
    "PHOTOSHOPPED?!"

    It definitely is. You can tell by the pixels.

  72. Profile photo of LaurensK90
    LaurensK90 Male 13-17
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    March 8, 2007 at 12:07 pm
    lame. when you`ve seen it happen once, you`ve seen it all

    althought the infared was interesting.

  73. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
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    March 8, 2007 at 2:06 pm
    "Water freazes faster hot."

    No, it doesn`t.

    "Kinda the same reason why hot water freezes faster when put in the freezer. dont believe me try it."

    Take your own advice and try it. No, it doesn`t.

    You damn kids and your willingness to believe stupid, stupid urban legends.

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    Bored_Turkey Female 13-17
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    March 8, 2007 at 3:10 pm
    v_wilkes85 is bitter.
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    ranon Male 18-29
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    March 8, 2007 at 5:23 pm
    Well, first I thought, here we go again. But this video is actually good. It shows infrared and normal video shots and as mentioned, there is no water after leaving the pot. You will also notice that for the largest container (the pot), there is a small line in the infrared image indicating the time it takes the water to turn to ice.
  76. Profile photo of fatex52986
    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2007 at 4:46 am
    Agreed when the atmospheric pressure is at 1 ATM or 760 mmHg what ever any of you people use...and liquid water and solid water coexist at this point.
  77. Profile photo of fatex52986
    fatex52986 Male 18-29
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    March 9, 2007 at 4:49 am
    And to the guy that corrected me i never said the statements were related. and hot water does freeze faster try it. and surface is correct. but what i was trying to say was that if you threw cold water up in the air it wouldnt do that it would just freeze. I guess my Phd of a chemistry teacher was wrong all this time..
  78. Profile photo of homsar42
    homsar42 Female 13-17
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    March 9, 2007 at 2:40 pm
    It`s hilarious how they have credits at the end.
  79. Profile photo of Stentorian
    Stentorian Male 13-17
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    March 9, 2007 at 10:38 pm
    "Though I`m pretty sure metric is used for everything "official" over there, right?"

    No, pretty much only science uses metric. Drivers licenses have ft/in for height and lbs for weight, distances are in miles, and all weather is in Fahrenheit.

    "Also, it would be nice if the americans would switch to the metric system, or at least use both units. in Canada, we switched to the metric system in 1978, but we all know both metric and imperial."

    Americans do use both. All science courses use the metric system, and personally I know both the metric and imperial systems of measurement. And I`ve talked to many Canadians that don`t know the imperial system, so not all Canadians know both.

  80. Profile photo of 614188
    614188 Male 18-29
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    June 25, 2007 at 12:09 pm
    this is nothing
    you change he surface area and the ratio to the water so the cold can frezze the water more quicker than a pot.
  81. Profile photo of Putzpie
    Putzpie Male 13-17
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    July 29, 2007 at 10:06 pm
    cant people come up with anything original? oh wait they cant.

    But if they can`t come up with the original then how do they copy it?

  82. Profile photo of X_Ray_Butt
    X_Ray_Butt Female 30-39
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    July 29, 2007 at 10:29 pm
    That was cool. I bet those guys had some really good insulating clothing to wear out there.
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    Haruhi Female 13-17
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    November 30, 2008 at 10:04 pm
    Pretty interesting...it never gets cold where I live.

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