We all saw the videos this past week of people throwing a boiling cup of water out in to the frigid air to watch it instantly turn to vapor. What seems like a fun science experiment has caused plenty of people injuries. The LA Times kept count of social media posts about the trick gone wrong. According to the LA Times:
"Over Monday and Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times counted at least 50 people on social media who reported burning themselves or their friends after trying to turn boiling water into snow. There were also several reports of people going to the hospital to receive treatment for burns.
"I'm working in the ER today &this woman just got 2nd degree burns from trying to freeze boiling water into the air!" one user tweeted."
[Read more of the social media posts at the LA Times.]