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Old 22 December 2015, 03:42 PM
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Psychic Make your own frosty snow bubbles

Blowing bubbles isn't just a summertime activity. In fact, when it's really cold -- like around 10 degrees or colder -- the weather is perfect to make frosty, frozen bubbles!

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Old 22 December 2015, 04:46 PM
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This looks cool. Unfortunately, they're calling for 70 degree F temps here for Christmas Eve, so it may be a while before I can try it out.
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This looks cool. Unfortunately, they're calling for 70 degree F temps here for Christmas Eve, so it may be a while before I can try it out.
Yeah, it's gonna be warm here as well. Great for my wallet, but maddening to my psyche!
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From the recent forecasts for your area, maybe you'll get to try them out this weekend?

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It's pretty darn cold now! Have to check it out...
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I actually did that last weekend (we had -30 degrees C). It worked so-so. If you blow the bubbles using your breath, it didn't work, but if you waved the bubble thingy around, so they got filled with cold air, it worked, but I only managed to get the small bubbles to hold their shape.

I did the "throwing boiling water in the air" trick as well, as I haven't tried it when it's that cold before. Same result, it doesn't turn to snow, you just get an impressive cloud of steam, but most of the water just splashes to the ground.

It looks like it might get colder again, so if anyone has some cool science I could do, me, then just suggest it.
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