As I type this it is -2 outside in Rockford, I'm hoping it gets colder.

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O.K. stop cursing my name, there is a magical reason behind this.

I found a bunch of cold weather tricks on CoolAntarctica this one is by far my favorite. You can throw hot water into the air and watch it drift away as steam.

Here are the details and what you need:

  • You will need boiling water from kettle, plastic or insulated cup
  • The temperature needs to be below -20°C / -4°F
  • Fill a covers plastic cup with boiling hot water
  • Pour some of the water into the cup and throw it into the air.

The result is pure magic, the water will evaporate and turn into a fog. Don't believe me, watch this: