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It’s So Cold Outside That Bubbles Are Freezing, and It’s Beautiful


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.

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.

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

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