Hot Water Meets -28 degree Air

Testing the old theory of what happens when hot water means arctic air, I threw a cup of hot tap water into the air while waiting for my car to warm up... Air Temp: -28 Wind Chill: -52

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Mpemba Effect says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 10:50 AM

Just had a conversation about this phenomenon with a co-worker this morning. Her hot water pipe to her kitchen is frozen but not her cold water pipe. This is called the Mpemba Effect. And to think, my physics professor thought I never paid attention!

Awesome? says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 11:02 AM

Worst.......video........ever.

A says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 11:17 AM

LITTER!!!

Neat says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 11:53 AM

Tried this at work, probably have cost the company a hundred dollars (total between all of us) in wasted employee time already...

producer nick says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 11:53 AM

*****UPDATE***** National Weather Service confirms around the time this video was made, Cedar Rapids broke its ALL-TIME record low. New record: -29 and there's a chance tonight could be even colder!!!

Just wondering says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 12:06 PM

Why did he toss the cup on the ground?

Moose says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 12:06 PM

Neat trick....pick that cup up before i get home.

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 12:12 PM

cool

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 12:49 PM

that is the coolest thing I'ver ever seen

KZIA fan says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 12:53 PM

Hahaha. Someone was listening to Z this morning!

Andrew Glowacki says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 12:54 PM

Isn't that sick that the midwest is colder than alaska :)

Bill says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 1:02 PM

I like to do this with hot dogs. It's crazy when they shatter all over the place.

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 1:03 PM

Looks like steam. Not snow.

Brad S. says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 1:07 PM

Nick, that was cool. Have you tried the 2 liter of Coke and Mentos theory?

Freezing in Iowa says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 1:15 PM

So what actually happened? It looks like a cloud of steam....did it freeze? Did it evaporate? What happened?

hmm... says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 2:00 PM

So what?

Pablo says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 2:08 PM

iz not that cold hurr in mexico

Garbage says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 2:11 PM

Hey, Mr. Wizzard, how about you pick up your garbage instead of just throwing it down on the ground. That'd be something interesting. Let me guess, you voted for Bush, didn't you?

Anonymous says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 2:25 PM

OH MY GOD THAT IS AWESOME!!!

Green Freak says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 2:38 PM

Freaking litter bug.

WOW says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 3:25 PM

That was awsome!!!!!

Thats cool says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 3:29 PM

Thanks for posting that! Except I am not happy that you threw the cup down on the ground, especially if that was my house!

Brad S. says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 4:37 PM

To KZIA fan: This was planned last week before KZIA did it this morning. KCRG's meterologists had known days in advance how cold it was going to get. The producer had this planned since last week.

Moose says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 5:01 PM

My Mpemba hurts.

In God We Trust says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 5:19 PM

Garbage is obviously still bitter about Gore losing in 2000. What does throwing a cup on the ground have to do with Bush? I just can't wait till all of you idiots that voted for Obama realize he is a wolf in sheeps clothing! Not bitter; laughing!

Aaron Poisel says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 6:02 PM

If the winds abate some, the temps will be colder. We all know winds hug some of the heat to the surface, although wind chills make this moot. Still, we are speaking raw low temps! Lets break another record!!!

~Deanna says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 7:12 PM

Can't believe everyone is upset about the cup. It looks like he possibly threw it into a garbage can next to the side of the garage that was out of sight due to the camera angle. And, how does this video lead to a political conversation?! Weird...

Brian says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 10:07 PM

Why does everything have to turn to politics, personally i think that is cool. I never heard of this before...

Freezing in IA says ... on Thursday, Jan 15 at 10:35 PM

Hey maybe he is just trying to contribute to global warming, we need a little bit right now Hee Hee Hee Lighten up Garbage, I am sure he'll pick it when it is not negative 29

Litterbug says ... on Friday, Jan 16 at 2:01 AM

He didn't pick up the cup... I had to put it in the garbage can before I left for the day

Why Hot water? says ... on Friday, Jan 16 at 10:00 AM

I decided to test the theory out on both hot and cold. They both do essentially the same thing except the hot water has quite a bit of steam coming off of it. So hot water has a cooler effect – pun intended.

usually don't waste my time like this... says ... on Friday, Jan 16 at 12:11 PM

Fun, but it's hard to tell what happend to the water. The rest of you who are concerned about the garbage, Mr. Bush, or Obama... are just missing the point!

So Cool says ... on Friday, Jan 16 at 12:40 PM

I've got to try this myself!

Noel says ... on Friday, Jan 16 at 10:25 PM

I agree with usually don't waste my time like this... It's HIS house and if he wants to leave HIS cup on the ground next to HIS garage he can. And what do politics have to do with this video? You people read WAY to much into this like usual.

davidlee110 says ... on Sunday, Jan 18 at 8:24 PM

try to do it when hold the camara facing the stream like i do

Kenneth says ... on Monday, Jan 19 at 11:27 AM

5 Stars! (I say, litter all you want!!!)

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