Spit does not go clunk at -40 aka Converting to Metric
I just had to laugh long and loud when I read the Converting to Metric XKCD cartoon. In light of the Canadian prairie deep freeze where the temps have had wind chills in the -40 and -45 C for quite a number of days recently.
Spit does not go clunk at -40.
Mind you there are some videos on YouTube showing boiling water being thrown in the air. For example From Boiling to Frozen
A number of years ago when I was a teenager I was working for my Dad up in Fort McMurray, Alberta on some 3 1/2 story walkup apartment blocks. The recessed balconies had to be painted so they were covered in multiple players of plastic. It was about -45 or -50 C outside without the wind chill. I was really tempted to cut a small slit in the plastic on the fourth floor balcony and see if err, ahhh well you know, that yellow stuff, would be frozen when it hit the snow. However I quickly realized that a rather important chunk of the male anatomy might get frost bite which I figured would be a bad thing.
My sister, who reads my blog, is just shaking her head right now.