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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.
Kyle burned his arm trying to do the boiling water trick hahahah pic.twitter.com/FXjEsLOQCu
— Nick Schweppe (@Schweeeeeet) January 6, 2014
Nintendo, maker of video games, has also reported that Donkey Kong Island is the source of the polar vortex
THIS JUST IN! Weather experts have identified Donkey Kong Island as the origin of the #polarvortex! pic.twitter.com/ahidS7as6l
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) January 9, 2014
Meanwhile, here are 8 photos of the polar vortex rounded up from Flickr.
Boiling water meets -14F
Polar Vortex at My Window
Sunset over the Verrazano Narrows
Frozen Potomac River
So, Yeah… the Lake Froze!
Lake Michigan in deep freeze
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.