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It's Freezing In Japan

Hits: 5941 | Rating: (2.7) | Category: Entertainment | Added by: jackgb
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WizardofCOR
Male, 40-49, Western US
 156 Posts
Monday, March 18, 2013 5:28:29 PM
OldOllie nails it:
Supercooling Water

chalket
Male, 50-59, Southern US
 2481 Posts
Monday, March 18, 2013 2:39:30 PM
That is definitely not water.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25847 Posts
Monday, March 18, 2013 8:47:44 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.

fancythat
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1963 Posts
Monday, March 18, 2013 7:28:21 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...

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4606 Posts
Monday, March 18, 2013 6:48:48 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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14515 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 9:52:42 PM
Relax. It's just supercooling. Move along.

Nomud
Male, 18-29, Western US
 102 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 8:11:42 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.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12401 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 7:48:29 PM
You can't do that with Chinese distilled water

Kain1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1463 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 6:43:04 PM
Super cooled water would be cool, but extremely hard to pull off.

My bet is on Sodium Acetate. Video example

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25847 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 5:21:09 PM
Lolz! It's "a trick" and the -15C part has almost nothing to do with it. Or Japan for that matter...

Corpsecrank
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 875 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 3:31:30 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.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10287 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 2:53:34 PM
Now that's cold.

onoffonoffon
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2146 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 2:42:27 PM
Super clean bottle and water.

Gauddith
Female, 18-29, Western US
 226 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 1:52:01 PM
It's super cooled water. Knock it, or disturb it, and it freezes. SCIENCE!

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 1:30:29 PM

I'm whining when it drops below 70f in San Diego.
That means the nights will get bitterly cold, like 58 or 59!

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12078 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 1:24:34 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

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12078 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 1:18:57 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.

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4606 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 1:11:02 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.

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 12:20:13 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

erikthevikin
Male, 30-39, Canada
 722 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 11:47:22 AM
-15C is not that cold.

Smoothjc1
Male, 50-59, Midwest US
 239 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 11:47:08 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 ?

Mikeoxsbiggg
Male, 30-39, Canada
 1232 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 11:37:22 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.

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12078 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 11:31:58 AM
-15C you say? F*cking wimps. Try Canada. This a letter from the school my wife attended as a child. (seriously).


Wattstone
Male, 18-29, S. America
 169 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 11:04:45 AM
Cool, except it isn't actually water, but a saturated solution of Sodium Acetate, also known as "hot ice"

jmanbaseball
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 168 Posts
Sunday, March 17, 2013 11:03:47 AM
The description of the video grossly misunderstands what is happening here.

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