BOILING WATER CHALLENGE: At least 8 people sent to hospital during polar vortex

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Have you seen videos of people throwing boiling water into the air to watch it freeze instantly? It’s the latest viral challenge, and it’s sending people to the hospital.

Within the last view weeks, parts of the United States have been affected by the polar vortex, which occurs when circulating winds from the northern pole travel southward and cause below freezing temperatures.

To test just how cold the weather has been, folks have been tossing boiling water into the sky to turn it into tiny ice crystals.

We’ll have more details of this new viral video challenge, on Channel 2 Action News This Morning

Eight people who took part in the challenge have been treated at the burn center of Chicago’s Loyola University Medical Center, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.


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Najja Parker, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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