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Blowing Bubbles is More Fun in Subzero-Degree Weather

Instant ice, in bubble formation!

Residents of the Northern Hemisphere, are you more excited about the start of spring or the end of winter? Either way, it’s getting warmer, which means that bubbles will now pop, rather than freeze.

This video, taken on a -6F (-21C) day in St. Paul, Minnesota, captures a classic lazy day activity: blowing bubbles. However, once the bubble lands, it stiffens up, its ultra-thin shell solidifying into an icy film that crackles at the touch.

So yes, let’s mobilize and celebrate spring! But let us not forget that winter enables its own unique sorts of magic.

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