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People try boiling water trick, end up burned


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#1    Child of Bast

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:11 PM

It's amazing to me what people will do just because someone online claimed to have done it with "success".

Apparently Jason DeRusha told his Twitter followers that he tossed a pot of boiling water into the air (I'm assuming he lives in one of the states hardest hit by this Polar Vortex thing) and his kids thought it was awesome. His final words.... Do it, people.

And his sheeple did. Only they all got burnt for their troubles. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:17 PM

Usually helps if it is at least minus 30.It's minus 42 here this morning and it works a treat.

Guess our American friends are struggling with this.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:34 PM

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I just tried the 'Stick a fork in the toaster' trick. It was sooo cool. Do it people! :whistle:


disclaimer; DON'T really stick a fork in a toaster.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 03:35 PM

To quote Forrest Gump: "Stupid is as stupid does".

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 04:15 PM

Indeed Lilly!

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 04:24 PM

Idle hands do the Devil's work...
...but idle brains keep him entertained for hours and hours.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 04:30 PM

Room temp Battery acid works better, and has a Rainbow effect. :devil:

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 04:31 PM

Oh, please, those of you dealing with bitter cold in America, please, oh please keep your tongues off the window glass.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 04:33 PM

Is 'scalding' not a word in American English?  (am only curious)


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 04:59 PM

View PostEldorado, on 07 January 2014 - 04:33 PM, said:

Is 'scalding' not a word in American English?  (am only curious)

Yep, both 'scalding' and 'stupid' exist in American English...which explains it all actually.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 05:13 PM

Its cold enough here!

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 05:29 PM

I just might take a walk out in this -50 degree weather.


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Posted 07 January 2014 - 05:30 PM

don't tug on superman's cape, don't throw boiling water into the wind, don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger, and don't mess around with Jim.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 05:43 PM

I saw it demonstrated on the news ... a feed from some US station ... and the journalist stressed that the water must be 'really hot' ...

Gives the saying 'gettin in hot water' a whole new meaning don't it ?

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 06:17 PM

I don't know the science behind it, but this trick also works (and much safer) in my area lately.


I left a 1/2 bottle of water in the vehicle overnight.  It was still liquid in the morning, I even took a drink of it.  But, once I pounded the bottle against the dashboard....instant freeze.  It was then just a ice cube.   I had to wait for it to melt to drink the rest.

I've done it twice now, the second time with a bottle of mountain Dew.

Weird.

Edited by supervike, 07 January 2014 - 06:17 PM.





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