It seems that some regions of the world experienced weather conditions that are anything but typical for the season. While Australia suffered a heat wave, a big part of the U.S. faced the most severe winter in a long time! Chicago and the surrounding area had the hardest of times when everything literally froze, including Lake Michigan! People were warned to stay inside and leave their homes only in case of urgent matters, but some people could not help it and went outside to capture the effects of the cold weather!
1. Someone captured the beauty of Chicago
This view from a plane above Lake Michigan is breathtaking!
2. Here is what happened in a Minnesota bathroom
The water tank of this toilet literally burst into pieces when the water froze!
3. This is not how you eat spaghetti
Well, the person tried to eat them normally but they froze!
4. This was the result of the rain that turned into ice
This is a perfect ice mold which was the result of the rain and the freezing temperatures.
5. Here is what happens if you throw hot water in the air
It immediately freezes and turns into snow, which is really cool!
6. Authorities in Chicago had to do some weird things to fight the sub-zero temperatures
They lit sections of tracks on fire just to prevent them from freezing and keep transportation running.
7. This fireman was out in the blizzard
He looks like a human Popsicle after being exposed to the extremely low temperatures of the vortex!
8. Here is another perfect ice mold
The rain and the low temperatures covered every square inch of Chicago in ice.
9. Many landscapes look like they were featured in a movie
‘The Day After Tomorrow’ was a great movie and now we can see the scenery for real!
10. Iowa’s weather is no match for antifreeze
We guess that if antifreeze freezes, then it is not a good idea to be outside.
11. Someone decided to blow bubbles in freezing cold water
As a result, these amazing frozen bubbles were created!
12. Here is Wisconsin toilet
It would take a really brave person to sit on this toilet!
13. Someone tried to hang a pair of jeans outside
They quickly turned into something that feels like sheet metal.
14. Here is an interesting way to measure snowfall
In a matter of days this flamingo was completely covered in snow!
15. This is how one person had to keep warm
When someone’s landlord turned down the heating, the person had to think outside the box.
16. Here is how your eyelashes can look when they freeze
This person decided to go for a run and did not see this happen.
17. These are not even the outside doors
This polar vortex definitely took its toll! Just look at these inner exit doors!
18. This brave kid is still going to daycare
Despite that it was -30 outside, this kid showed his brave spirit!
19. These eggs were not boiled
They were exposed to outside temperatures which resulted in this!
20. Here is a house that started to succumb to the cold
The temperatures proved to be too low for this house to handle!
21. The Detroit River froze completely
Now this is something that you don’t see every day!
22. This happened in the outside toilet
We guess that this is a clear indication about the extremely cold weather.
23. Someone noticed their bottle of vodka froze
Considering that vodka freezes below -16, it must have been a lot colder.
24. Here is what happens when you let your car engine warm up
The condensed water in the exhaust froze immediately after dripping down from it.
25. There is something beautiful about this winter trap
The image was taken in South Dakota and it looks eerie but beautiful!
26. This person tried to dry his clothes outside
Hanging them apparently was a mistake this person will not allow to happen again.
27. Here is another interesting effect
This is the furnace exhaust outlet of a house and the steam immediately turns into ice.
28. This fire hydrant looks like a work of art
It probably cracked and leaked, but the cold weather caused it to freeze almost instantly!
29. You can see how the cold tried to break inside
This door was barely able to withstand the polar vortex.
30. Water freezes immediately after leaking from this faucet
Well, it must have been unbearably cold in there!