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Just how cold did it get during last week's polar vortex?

If you answered "Cold enough to freeze an egg," then you are correct.


The YouTube user behind the channel Minnesota Cold––which is about exactly what it sounds like––decided to show his audience what happens when you crack an egg in temperatures colder than a witch's tit.

"It is -27 degrees Fahrenheit today, and I'm going to show you what happens with eggs at that temperature," he says before doing just that.

You know how it can get so hot in Arizona that you can fry an egg on the sidewalk?

Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk! June 2016 Gilbert AZ www.youtube.com

Now imagine that in reverse. It's something to behold:

Freezing Eggs in Minnesota - Minnesota Cold (Part 24) www.youtube.com

That's... crazy. And pretty cool (no pun intended). And also somewhat scary to look at. (Freezing to death––or even just being cold?––is not my idea of a good time.)

Others thought so, too.

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Some suggested the frozen egg looked like a piece of modern art and to be honest... we totally get it.

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We'll pass, though.

According to the National Weather Service Twin Cities Twitter account, temperatures of 30 degrees below zero are "not very" common (parts of Minnesota fell to between 50 and 65 degrees below zero last Tuesday).

Better poor Humpty than us, right?

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