Throwing boiling water into the air has gone viral with a hashtag and some stupidity. (Photo: Getty Images)Getty

“Throwing caution to the wind” is a well-known idiom. Throwing boiling hot water to the wind is idiotic.

Nevertheless, the polar vortex has prompted a number of people to do both at the same time. The polar vortex is not polar bears in a washing machine but a meteorological phenomenon. Basically, the vortex has been an expanding low pressure area around the North Pole that has pushed cold air southward to cover much of the U.S. with frigid temperatures last week. For example, temperatures in Chicago fell to 21 degrees below Fahrenheit. Temperatures in Minnesota dropped to “holy hannah” levels. This deep freeze also seemed to lead to some brain freeze and the new “boiling water challenge,” not to be confused with the “hot water challenge” which involves dumping boiling hot water on someone as a prank.

Here’s an example of a Tweet with the #boilingwaterchallenge hashtag:

You have to figure that connecting the words “boiling water” and social media challenge can’t be good. In this case, people are taking pots or cups of boiling water and launching the water into the cold, cold air. The result can be a spectacular frosty mist. But as Tinder will teach you, just because something looks good doesn’t mean that it is safe. There are three problems with throwing boiling water into the air: wind, gravity, and, oh, the boiling hot water. As this CBS Chicago news segment shows, this boiling water challenge has landed at least 8 people in the emergency room at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois:

Oh, the segment also shows that stupidity and boiling water tossed in the air know no bounds. Not all of the victims were the ones launching the boiling water into the air. Innocent bystanders can be at risk too. That’s because winds can be quite unpredictable. Also, a pot or a cup aren’t exactly precision launching devices. That’s why pot throwing is not an Olympic event. Plus, lots of sloshing and spillage can occur. Even if you think you have Green Arrow like aim, a toss of hot water can easily end up back in your face or in others’ faces.

If you don’t know what scalding hot water can do to your skin, eyes, nose, respiratory tract, ears, mouth, and other exposed parts of your body, you should use birth control, always, for the rest of your life. Plus, don’t go anywhere near the kitchen. Or the bath tub. Or the basement, near hot water heaters. Actually, just stay in your room and don’t leave.

No matter how frigid the air may be, don’t assume that it can cool off all the boiling hot water quickly enough. Unless you are Iron Man and wearing the suit, cover your eyes, nose, mouth, and any exposed skin when you encounter a boiling hot water mist.

Also, lack of pain may be misleading. You may not always feel scald burns, especially if it is freezing outside. If there is any chance that you have been exposed to boiling hot water, check yourself. Look for any swelling, redness or unusually white areas, peeling, or blistering. If your skin is melting away, that’s a bad sign. Be wary of any difficulty breathing, coughing, or chest pain as you may have inhaled hot water. A sore throat or difficulty swallowing could suggest that your throat or lower in your gastrointestinal tract has been affected.

The Polar Vortex left water frozen like the Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain in Bryant Park in New York City. (Photo by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images)Getty

If you do suffer a scald burn, immediately cool the area. Do not use ice or snow, as this may further damage the area. Don’t use creams or butter, because you are not a Thanksgiving turkey. Instead, run cool or lukewarm water on the affected area for at least 20 minutes. Remove anything that may stick to or further damage the location. That includes clothing and bling. This is not the time to bedazzle yourself. Keep the affected body part clean, covered, and protected. Don’t use anything that may stick, like duct tape.

Have a low threshold for seeking medical attention. Situations that call for further evaluation include burns that seem deeper than the outer layer of the skin, white or charred skin, burns affecting large areas, blistering, evidence of infection like persistent redness, fever, or chills, and signs of internal injury to your respiratory tract or throat. Also, seek medical attention if particularly sensitive areas like your eyes or genitals have been affected. If your genitals were somehow exposed and affected during the boiling water challenge, you are an idiot in many, many different ways.

There are steps that you take to avoid hot water scald injuries in general. First, carefully check the temperature of water before you dip a body part into it or the temperature of a container of hot water before touching it. Second, use only containers that have proper insulation to hold hot water. Third, be careful around hot water. Playing rugby around boiling water is a bad idea. Finally, don’t bleeping throw bleeping hot water into the bleeping air. Oh, and keep those Tide Pods out of your mouth.

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Nonetheless, the polar vortex has actually triggered a variety of individuals to do both at the exact same time. The polar vortex is not polar bears in a cleaning device however a meteorological phenomenon. Generally, the vortex has actually been a broadening low pressure location around the North Pole that has actually pressed cold air southward to cover much of the U.S. with freezing temperature levels recently. For instance, temperature levels in Chicago was up to 21 degrees listed below Fahrenheit. Temperature levels in Minnesota dropped to “holy hannah” levels. This deep freeze likewise appeared to result in some brain freeze and the brand-new “boiling water difficulty,” not to be puzzled with the “warm water difficulty” which includes discarding boiling warm water on somebody as a trick.

Here’s an example of a Tweet with the #boilingwaterchallenge hashtag:

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You need to figure that linking the words “boiling water” and social networks difficulty can’t be excellent. In this case, individuals are taking pots or cups of boiling water and introducing the water into the cold, cold air. The outcome can be an amazing wintry mist. However as Tinder will teach you, even if something looks excellent does not suggest that it is safe. There are 3 issues with tossing boiling water into the air: wind, gravity, and, oh, the boiling warm water. As this CBS Chicago news section programs, this boiling water difficulty has actually landed a minimum of 8 individuals in the emergency clinic at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois:

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Oh, the section likewise reveals that stupidity and boiling water tossed in the air understand no bounds. Not all of the victims were the ones introducing the boiling water into the air. Innocent onlookers can be at threat too. That’s due to the fact that winds can be rather unforeseeable. Likewise, a pot or a cup aren’t precisely accuracy introducing gadgets. That’s why pot throwing is not an Olympic occasion. Plus, great deals of sloshing and spillage can happen. Even if you believe you have Green Arrow like objective, a toss of warm water can quickly wind up back in your face or in others’ faces.

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No matter how freezing the air might be, do not presume that it can cool down all the boiling warm water rapidly enough. Unless you are Iron Guy and using the fit, cover your eyes, nose, mouth, and any exposed skin when you come across a boiling warm water mist.

Likewise, absence of discomfort might be deceptive. You might not constantly feel scald burns, specifically if it is freezing exterior. If there is any possibility that you have actually been exposed to boiling warm water, check yourself. Try to find any swelling, soreness or uncommonly white locations, peeling, or blistering. If your skin is disappearing, that’s a bad indication. Watch out for any problem breathing, coughing, or chest discomfort as you might have breathed in warm water. An aching throat or problem swallowing might recommend that your throat or lower in your intestinal system has actually been impacted.

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The Polar Vortex left water frozen like the Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Water Fountain in Bryant Park in New York City City. (Image by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images) Getty

If you do suffer a scald burn, right away cool the location. Do not utilize ice or snow, as this might even more harm the location. Do not utilize creams or butter, due to the fact that you are not a Thanksgiving turkey. Rather, run cool or lukewarm water on the afflicted location for a minimum of 20 minutes. Get rid of anything that might adhere to or more damage the area. That consists of clothes and bling. This is not the time to bedazzle yourself. Keep the afflicted body part tidy, covered, and secured. Do not utilize anything that might stick, like duct tape.

Have a low limit for looking for medical attention. Circumstances that require more assessment consist of burns that appear much deeper than the external layer of the skin, white or charred skin, burns impacting big locations, blistering, proof of infection like relentless soreness, fever, or chills, and indications of internal injury to your breathing system or throat. Likewise, look for medical attention if especially delicate locations like your eyes or genital areas have actually been impacted. If your genital areas were in some way exposed and impacted throughout the boiling water difficulty, you are a moron in numerous, several methods.

There are actions that you require to prevent warm water scald injuries in basic. Initially, thoroughly inspect the temperature level of water prior to you dip a body part into it or the temperature level of a container of warm water prior to touching it. Second, utilize just containers that have correct insulation to hold warm water. Third, take care around warm water. Playing rugby around boiling water is a bad concept. Lastly, do not bleeping toss bleeping warm water into the bleeping air. Oh, and keep those Tide Pods out of your mouth.

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Tossing boiling water into the air has actually gone viral with a hashtag and some stupidity. (Image: Getty Images) Getty

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“Tossing care to the wind” is a popular idiom. Tossing boiling warm water to the wind is idiotic.

Nonetheless, the polar vortex has actually triggered a variety of individuals to do both at the exact same time. The polar vortex is not polar bears in a cleaning device however a meteorological phenomenon. Generally, the vortex has actually been a broadening low pressure location around the North Pole that has actually pressed cold air southward to cover much of the U.S. with freezing temperature levels recently. For instance, temperature levels in Chicago was up to 21 degrees listed below Fahrenheit. Temperature levels in Minnesota dropped to “holy hannah” levels. This deep freeze likewise appeared to result in some brain freeze and the brand-new “boiling water difficulty,” not to be puzzled with the “warm water difficulty” which includes discarding boiling warm water on somebody as a trick.

Here’s an example of a Tweet with the #boilingwaterchallenge hashtag:

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You need to figure that linking the words “boiling water” and social networks difficulty can’t be excellent. In this case, individuals are taking pots or cups of boiling water and introducing the water into the cold, cold air. The outcome can be an amazing wintry mist. However as Tinder will teach you, even if something looks excellent does not suggest that it is safe. There are 3 issues with tossing boiling water into the air: wind, gravity, and, oh, the boiling warm water. As this CBS Chicago news section programs, this boiling water difficulty has actually landed a minimum of 8 individuals in the emergency clinic at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois:

Oh, the section likewise reveals that stupidity and boiling water tossed in the air understand no bounds. Not all of the victims were the ones introducing the boiling water into the air. Innocent onlookers can be at threat too. That’s due to the fact that winds can be rather unforeseeable. Likewise, a pot or a cup aren’t precisely accuracy introducing gadgets. That’s why pot throwing is not an Olympic occasion. Plus, great deals of sloshing and spillage can happen. Even if you believe you have Green Arrow like objective, a toss of warm water can quickly wind up back in your face or in others’ faces.

If you do not understand what scalding warm water can do to your skin, eyes, nose, breathing system, ears, mouth, and other exposed parts of your body, you need to utilize contraception, constantly, for the rest of your life. Plus, do not go anywhere near the kitchen area. Or the tub. Or the basement, near warm water heating units. In fact, simply remain in your space and do not leave.

No matter how freezing the air might be, do not presume that it can cool down all the boiling warm water rapidly enough. Unless you are Iron Guy and using the fit, cover your eyes, nose, mouth, and any exposed skin when you come across a boiling warm water mist.

Likewise, absence of discomfort might be deceptive. You might not constantly feel scald burns, specifically if it is freezing exterior. If there is any possibility that you have actually been exposed to boiling warm water, check yourself. Try to find any swelling, soreness or uncommonly white locations, peeling, or blistering. If your skin is disappearing, that’s a bad indication. Watch out for any problem breathing, coughing, or chest discomfort as you might have breathed in warm water. An aching throat or problem swallowing might recommend that your throat or lower in your intestinal system has actually been impacted.

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The Polar Vortex left water frozen like the Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Water Fountain in Bryant Park in New York City City. (Image by Gary Hershorn/Getty Images) Getty

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If you do suffer a scald burn, right away cool the location. Do not utilize ice or snow, as this might even more harm the location. Do not utilize creams or butter, due to the fact that you are not a Thanksgiving turkey. Rather, run cool or lukewarm water on the afflicted location for a minimum of 20 minutes. Get rid of anything that might adhere to or more damage the area. That consists of clothes and bling. This is not the time to bedazzle yourself. Keep the afflicted body part tidy, covered, and secured. Do not utilize anything that might stick, like duct tape.

Have a low limit for looking for medical attention. Circumstances that require more assessment consist of burns that appear much deeper than the external layer of the skin, white or charred skin, burns impacting big locations, blistering, proof of infection like relentless soreness, fever, or chills, and indications of internal injury to your breathing system or throat. Likewise, look for medical attention if especially delicate locations like your eyes or genital areas have actually been impacted. If your genital areas were in some way exposed and impacted throughout the boiling water difficulty, you are a moron in numerous, several methods.

There are actions that you require to prevent warm water scald injuries in basic. Initially, thoroughly inspect the temperature level of water prior to you dip a body part into it or the temperature level of a container of warm water prior to touching it. Second, utilize just containers that have correct insulation to hold warm water. Third, take care around warm water. Playing rugby around boiling water is a bad concept. Lastly, do not bleeping toss bleeping warm water into the bleeping air. Oh, and keep those Tide Pods out of your mouth.

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