Practical Alchemy in the Arctic


Strange things happen when it's -35°C

Strange things happen when it's -35°C

…We’ve all heard our fair share of urban myths.  Whether we ever get to test the authenticity of them is another thing, but I’m a firm believer that if you are presented with an opportunity to do so, you can enrich your life no end.  Obviously I share this belief with the producers of ‘Myth Busters’ who have made quite a good business out of it.  Anyway, it is said that some people live in places that are so cold that if you throw a cup of boiling water into the air, it will freeze before it hits the ground.  Living, as I do in a temperate country,  the busting of this particular myth had eluded me until now.

Whilst waiting for a connecting flight in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, Assistant Producer Willow, Director Nick and myself decided to pop outside into the -35°C cold and try a little experiment.  Here’s what we discovered…

(Please excuse my manic laughing, the cold had quite obviously got to my head)

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2 Responses to “Practical Alchemy in the Arctic”

  1. tee says:

    Very interesting, thanks

  2. Liv says:

    LOVE IT! Bring on the wizard Nick Brown indeed

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