If you’ve always wondered what happens to boiling water in extremely cold weather, -41C to be exact, this video should do the trick. According to scientist and author Dr. Ainissa Ramirez, this happens because the hot water freezes, changing from a liquid to a solid, as soon it comes into contact with the cold air. It literally turns into a mist of tiny ice crystals. Continue reading for more.

Ramirez via The Huffington Post reports: “The same can happen if you toss out water from a cup from the ledge of the building. The people below will never feel it, because the water will freeze on the way down (to something like snow).”