Russian illusionist makes boiling water 'disappear' in subzero weather (VIDEO)

An illusionist has made surviving the cruel Russian winter much more entertaining through science and a little bit of magic, by showing the world what happens when boiling water meets -40 degrees Celsius winter temperatures.

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The amateur illusionist set the stage for his audience by showing a close-up of the weather report on his phone, as he tells us in Russian that the current temperature is a mind- and appendage-numbing -41 degrees.

At this point, we see that our magician is wearing a large parka and has a pot of boiling water next to him. But he is not wearing his coat because of a broken furnace, and he hasn’t boiled the water to make soup.  Rather, he has prepared to stun the world with an eye-opening science experiment.

The mystery man then quickly pulls up the hood of his coat and grabs the full pot of boiling water. He steps out onto his balcony that, like the others seen in the video, is already covered in snow.

If this image already has you shivering, the surprise science will set your teeth chattering: Our Russian winter mystic then gives a quick countdown and tosses the water from the pot far over the railing.

Just when you would expect a rain of scalding water, the viewer is instead shocked by the water’s immediate evaporation.

A second angle from the ground shows a rainbow-like arc of white steam disappearing into the wind.

The video has skyrocketed in popularity in recent days, earning over 500,000 hits so far.

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