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It's Really &$%#ing Cold Outside. Bet You Didn't Know All These Things Could Freeze.

01/07/2014 03:01 pm ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Holy windchill, Batman. You don't need us to tell you that it's cold out there -- gusts of wind down to 50 below will do that just fine. Temperatures are breaking records on the lowest end of the thermometer all across the Southern and Eastern parts of the country today, and things probably won't warm up until later this week.

But extreme cold like this has also taught us a few things -- boiling water, for example, turns to snow when it meets -41.8 Fahrenheit Ontario air. It got us thinking about what happens when other everyday things meet Siberian temperatures, so we decided to investigate.

Not all of these photos are from this year (this week is, after all, not the first time it's been miserably cold!) but they're all a reminder that it can get pretty frigid during winter.

Just when you thought the indoors would protect you...

So my friend is staying at a hotel in Minnesota right now. Needless to say, its pretty cold.

*Shiver*

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Seriously, not even your toilet is safe from extreme cold.

Let alone the train to work.

Bubbles don't seem to like it very much.

Nor do bananas.

But apparently nature can freeze you a second window for your car.

And in the South, water fountains turn to cool new sculptures!

(We're not entirely sure why this happened.)

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And firefighting seems to be way more efficient this time of year.

This squirrel probably regrets a few of its life decisions.

Same with this deer.

And it doesn't look like winter is especially kind to cars.

(Remember, if it's stuck, don't just keep pulling.)

Or your electronics.

Or your beer.

Or anything, really.

Even flowers in Texas can freeze.

And vodka! (Most of it, anyway.)

Subway stations in Chicago Chiberia have some new decorations up this week.

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And regular bottles of water are almost instantly turning to ice.

If you're bored, though, try that boiling water trick.

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We've got to have fun out there somehow.

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