No matter how sick we get of cold weather, there's one thing about winter we'll never get tired of: freezing bubbles. If you've never seen bubbles freeze over in the icy temps, you're about to be in for a visual treat, because they are nothing short of mesmerizing.
Twitter user Chris Ratzlaff was one of the first this winter season to introduce the internet to this glorious natural phenomenon. A photographer and storm chaser who lives in the super-chilly Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Ratzlaff shared images and videos of the beautiful bubbles freezing over in the snow near his home.
With #BubbleMadness trending today, here's a still from this morning.— Chris Ratzlaff (@ratzlaff) December 28, 2017
Freezing Bubbles Pro Tip: Bubbles seem to freeze quicker in humid climates. If your bubbles are popping before freezing, try blowing them onto smooth surfaces (ice, glass, etc)#abwx pic.twitter.com/PtrHA3cgTu
Using a simple recipe of warm water, corn syrup, dish soap, and sugar, Ratzlaff essentially created an upgraded snow globe, with an added bonus: It actually exists in real life, and not just on your living room countertop.
What would #BubbleMadness be without a more produced video? (that'll never go as viral as the vid captured with the smartphone 😜)@PrairieChasers #abwx— Chris Ratzlaff (@ratzlaff) December 29, 2017
My frozen bubble recipe
- 200ml warm water
- 35ml corn syrup
- 35ml dish soap
- 2tbs sugar pic.twitter.com/XtnIEkJdwI
Not long after Ratzlaff shared his unique posts of the beautiful freezing bubbles, many other Twitter users took to the social media site to share images and videos of their own attempts. We have to say, each one looks like a magic winter wonderland.
If you’re wondering about those gorgeous crystal-like features you see inside the bubbles, you might be tickled to know that they actually come from the sugar in the mixture. How fascinating!
It’s worth noting that many of these photos and videos were captured in locations where the temperatures often dip well below zero degrees Fahrenheit, so we can’t guarantee that this experiment will work for everyone that sees snow out on their lawns.
We don’t know about you, but we’re almost hoping that the weather stays cold just so we can test out some freezing bubbles of our own.
h/t Elite Daily