US Polar vortex: People are sharing the craziest things happening in the deep freeze

Some parts of America are currently colder than Antarctica

Olivia Petter
Friday 01 February 2019 12:00
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The US Midwest is in the midst of one of the most dangerous cold snaps to date, with temperatures dropping to as low as -40C (-40F) due to a polar vortex blasting freezing arctic air through the Dakotas into Chicago, Illinois and New England.

With parts of America currently colder than Antarctica, the conditions are causing all sorts of bizarre scenarios for citizens, which they are duly sharing on social media to show people just how cold it really is.

From the exploding toilet tanks to the frozen spaghetti, here’s all the strangest things happening in the US thanks to the polar vortex.

Someone got creative with their dinner in Chicago

This person in Minnesota had an unfortunate incident with their toilet tank

Quite a few people are throwing boiling water into the air

This person decided to turn their water gun into a snow gun

Coffee became snow when this person threw their cuppa in the air

Someone froze their T-shirt

Another managed to stand their trousers up outside on their own

Clearly, people are not letting the weather dampen their spirits.

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