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Arctic air has moved from the North Pole down south to Canada and the U.S. The media has been reporting this phenomenon as a polar vortex. It can get dangerous since wind chill temperatures can reach 30 degrees Fahrenheit below zero.

The polar vortex caused earthquakes in Canada and parts of that country were actually colder than Mars, with the red planet recently experiencing only temperatures of as cold as -24 degrees Fahrenheit.

Meanwhile, in the U.S., people have been scalding themselves by attempting to throw boiling water into the air to turn the water into snow.


 

Nintendo, maker of video games, has also reported that Donkey Kong Island is the source of the polar vortex

 

Meanwhile, here are 8 photos of the polar vortex rounded up from Flickr.

Boiling water meets -14F


[flickr url="http://www.flickr.com/photos/scizzo/11802654986/player/"]

Icy Falls


[flickr url="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kycactus/11846039005/player/"]

Polar Vortex at My Window


[flickr url="http://www.flickr.com/photos/westernbuddha/11824869076/player/"]

Sunset over the Verrazano Narrows


[flickr url="http://www.flickr.com/photos/59414209@N00/11849484954/player/"]

Frozen Potomac River


[flickr url="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vpickering/11847366123/player/"]

So, Yeah… the Lake Froze!


[flickr url="http://www.flickr.com/photos/aida_dasilva/11845478083/player/"]

Lake Michigan in deep freeze


[flickr url="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenilio/11801948395/in/photostream/player/"]

Frozen Sunrise


[flickr url="http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattpugs/11837782053/player/"]

Do you have Polar Vortex photos of your own that you'd like to share? Post in the Comments Section below.

P.S. While we don't experience winter here in Philippines, here are some functional fall/winter apparel that can be worn in the tropics.

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