It`s Freezing In Japan

Submitted by: jackgb 4 years ago in Entertainment

At -15C in Japan, water in contact with air instantly freezes!
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Male 155
OldOllie nails it:
Supercooling Water
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Male 2,711
That is definitely not water.
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Male 40,734
[quote]Winter Festival, held on a frozen lake, the temps were -45 with the windchill calculated to be -75.[/quote]
@patchouli: That is "snot-freezingly" cold! Lethal even.
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Male 1,949
Why does it matter that it`s -15 *in Japan*? So, -15 *in Canada* is different? You`d think they`ve have some spare radiation to warm that up nice and quick...
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Male 4,745
@davymid,

That`s right. I forgot they changed the way they calculated the windchill. Crazy temps, either way though. When I was on the road, I spent a lot of time in Norther Ontario and a bit of time in Northern Saskatchewan. I did see -40C more then a few times and at one outdoor Winter Festival, held on a frozen lake, the temps were -45 with the windchill calculated to be -75.
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Male 15,832
Relax. It`s just supercooling. Move along.
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Male 102
haha, fake. I do however remember a newscast once when I lived in georgia during an ice storm when it was at least in the negatives fahrenheit, where the "on scene reporter" tossed water from a cup and it froze before it hit the ground, splatting into a bunch of ice crystals. It was definitely cold as balls that day.
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Male 15,261
You can`t do that with Chinese distilled water
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Male 1,471
Super cooled water would be cool, but extremely hard to pull off.

My bet is on Sodium Acetate. Video example
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Male 40,734
Lolz! It`s "a trick" and the -15C part has almost nothing to do with it. Or Japan for that matter...
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Male 928
This doesn`t add up -15c is only 5f and it gets as low as -50f in Alaska so -15 isn`t all that bad.
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Male 10,855
Now that`s cold.
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Female 231
It`s super cooled water. Knock it, or disturb it, and it freezes. SCIENCE!
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Male 39,893

I`m whining when it drops below 70f in San Diego.
That means the nights will get bitterly cold, like 58 or 59!
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Male 12,138
Note windchill is the factor at play here in that letter (which they revisited in 2001 apperently). Obivously standing temps in Canada and elsewhere would be much higher. Further reading here for the terminally bored (like me):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_chill#Original_model
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Male 12,138
[quote]Not sure I believe that letter, davymid. The coldest recorded temperature in Canada was -62.8C in the Yukon back in 1947. South of the Arctic Circle, it`s rare for temperatures to drop bellow -40C with an average lows, in the far North, being about -20C through a few months in the winter.[/quote]
Hear ya Patch, I was skeptical too. Apparently it`s something to do with the way they calculated windchill before whatever date, looked into it once upon a time, because the temps mentioned seemed ludicrous. The letter itself is genuine, it`s here in my drawer.
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Male 4,745
Not sure I believe that letter, davymid. The coldest recorded temperature in Canada was -62.8C in the Yukon back in 1947. South of the Arctic Circle, it`s rare for temperatures to drop bellow -40C with an average lows, in the far North, being about -20C through a few months in the winter.
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Male 1,625
notice:
-the person is holding the ice cold bottle with their hands
-the person doesn`t eat the ice or drink the `water`
-the ice doesn`t form immediately after the bottle is open "water exposed to air" according to the description
-the `water` bottle hasn`t frozen while being in the freezer cold car

just because it says its -15c outside, doesn`t mean they`re sitting in a car that is -15c
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Male 758
-15C is not that cold.
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Male 260
My MT Dews do that when I take them out of the freezer after a while, Does that mean that it`s -15 deg here ? in my house ?
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Male 1,497
One time skiing at the top of the mountain it was -70C with the wind. I had enough time to run into the restraunt before my face froze. I saw many people who weren`t as fast.
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Male 12,138
-15C you say? F*cking wimps. Try Canada. This a letter from the school my wife attended as a child. (seriously).

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Male 167
Cool, except it isn`t actually water, but a saturated solution of Sodium Acetate, also known as "hot ice"
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Male 168
The description of the video grossly misunderstands what is happening here.
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Male 1,293
That`s super-cooled water. It`s at less than 0 degrees but not frozen. Nothing to do with air temperature.
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Male 39,893

Brrrrr
but still pretty cool when it freezes while pouring.
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Male 10
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