Watch: At least 50 burned by throwing boiling water into the air
While it’s a cool trick when it freezes, a growing number of people across the country have gone to the ER for serious burns
By EMS1 Staff
It’s so cold out that when you throw a potful of boiling water into the air, it will freeze before hitting the ground. Except for when it doesn’t.
A growing number of people across the country have gone to the ER for serious burns after trying out the trick and having it fail, and public health officials and bloggers are warning the public that they may get scorched.
“Something so fun to do with the kids,” said meteorologist Michael Estime of Lexington’s WTVQ.
WCCO anchor Jason DeRusha in Minneapolis tweeted to his followers, “Do it, people.”
But seriously — don’t.