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Date: 03/17/13 10:52 AM

28 Responses to It`s Freezing In Japan

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    jackgb Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2013 at 10:53 am
    Link: It`s Freezing In Japan - At -15C in Japan, water in contact with air instantly freezes!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 17, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Brrrrr
    but still pretty cool when it freezes while pouring.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2013 at 11:00 am
    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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    jmanbaseball Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2013 at 11:03 am
    The description of the video grossly misunderstands what is happening here.
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    Wattstone Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2013 at 11:04 am
    Cool, except it isn`t actually water, but a saturated solution of Sodium Acetate, also known as "hot ice"
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2013 at 11:31 am
    -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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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2013 at 11:37 am
    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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    Smoothjc1 Male 50-59
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    March 17, 2013 at 11:47 am
    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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    erikthevikin Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2013 at 11:47 am
    -15C is not that cold.
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2013 at 12:20 pm
    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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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2013 at 1:11 pm
    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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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2013 at 1:18 pm
    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.
    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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    davymid Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    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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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    March 17, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    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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    Gauddith Female 18-29
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    March 17, 2013 at 1:52 pm
    It`s super cooled water. Knock it, or disturb it, and it freezes. SCIENCE!
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    March 17, 2013 at 2:42 pm
    Super clean bottle and water.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm
    Now that`s cold.
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    March 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm
    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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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm
    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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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2013 at 6:43 pm
    Super cooled water would be cool, but extremely hard to pull off.

    My bet is on Sodium Acetate. Video example
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    March 17, 2013 at 7:48 pm
    You can`t do that with Chinese distilled water
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    Nomud Male 18-29
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    March 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm
    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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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    March 17, 2013 at 9:52 pm
    Relax. It`s just supercooling. Move along.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    March 18, 2013 at 6:48 am
    @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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    fancythat Male 30-39
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    March 18, 2013 at 7:28 am
    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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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    March 18, 2013 at 8:47 am
    Winter Festival, held on a frozen lake, the temps were -45 with the windchill calculated to be -75.
    @patchouli: That is "snot-freezingly" cold! Lethal even.
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 2:39 pm
    That is definitely not water.
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    WizardofCOR Male 40-49
    155 posts
    March 18, 2013 at 5:28 pm
    OldOllie nails it:
    Supercooling Water

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