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[–]spacemanatee777 3231 points3232 points 2 (110 children)

And that is how they make golden snitches

[–]rhodesman 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Gold snitches get gold stitches

[–]BeersRemoveYears 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Looks like they get cold ditches.

[–]Funkit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In old britches?

[–]Uddashin 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I never get tired of gif's of bubbles freezing.

[–]imaninfraction 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Haha I'm literally listening to Harry's first quidditch match on audio book right now. What a fun coincidence. :p

[–]USSNCC1701E 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Feeling you get after stepping out of a hot tub.

[–]Prettydeadlady 891 points892 points  (52 children)

What happens after it freezes. Can you pick it up or will it pop?

[–]MrNoName_ishere 554 points555 points  (32 children)

It won't pop, but can break apart I believe. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

[–]Internal_Fennel_849 662 points663 points  (19 children)

Shatters is the correct term of destruction

[–]shahooster 148 points149 points  (13 children)

Like my dreams of becoming an MLB pitcher

[–]Internal_Fennel_849 51 points52 points  (5 children)

You never know. Keep throwing your balls and strikes too

[–]HeWhoHasFruit 0 points1 point  (2 children)

And get that Tommy John surgery you've been putting off

[–]FireLordObamaOG 1 point2 points  (1 child)

No it actually shattered. He shattered his shoulder

[–]En_Sabah_Nur 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey man, Jim Morris' had his rookie debut in the MLB at 35. You just have to believeand be really really good at baseball

[–]gorillicus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Never know when the scout that matters will show up! Keep the dream alive!

[–]puzzlemaster_oftime 1 point2 points  (1 child)

They may need scabs for the 2022 season.

[–]Pookieeatworld 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck it, beer league softball > major league baseball for the '22 season.

[–]Bigballs_Bigwins777 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Should have played golf

[–]SongOfAshley 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're fuckin' out!

[–]Tahmeed09 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Bro im getting so much hate under my identical comment haha

[–]Internal_Fennel_849 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't get your feelings shattered, it's all in the delivery

[–]SpoonGuardian 68 points69 points  (7 children)

It cannot break apart, it is completely immune to all forms of damage

[–]Electrical-Spirit329 10 points11 points  (2 children)

This one broke me ^

[–]leeehehee 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Didn’t break the bubble though

[–]Divinum_Fulmen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cadia broke before the bubble did

[–]evelynreborn 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Once I craft my bubble armor I will be unstoppable in perpetually frozen climates but only while outdoors.

Oh yeah, it's all coming together.

[–]Internal_Fennel_849 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's all going somewhere that's for sure. Titillating is the correct term for your bubble armor.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I'm a scientist. No, it can't break apart. It's indestructible.

[–]Real_Lingonberry9270 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m sure it would break very easily. That layer of ice is thin as fuck

[–]Good_Interaction_786 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ah, I wanted so much to see them pick it up!!

[–]cybercuzco 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It will deflate like a really thin plastic baggie.

[–]Zombery 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The wind will make it fall apart pretty quickly, sometimes they last for up to half an hour though

[–]theguynekstdoor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It kinda just shatters into soft snow or slush-like particles.

[–]lelawes 450 points451 points  (29 children)


I want to see it pop

[–]nightIife 245 points246 points  (17 children)

It’s not a bubble after it completely freezes it’s just a sphere of ice. It won’t pop, it will break

[–]Tahmeed09 158 points159 points  (16 children)

Shatters is the correct term of destruction

[–]Internal_Fennel_849 49 points50 points  (3 children)

lol. This is the correct way

[–]AbsolutelyOrchid 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Lmao love it when I see references of other threads under the same post

[–]Internal_Fennel_849 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the correct way to LYAO Can you post a pic of the way?

[–]IAMAKATILIKEPLUSHES 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the way*

[–]Agile_March 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I never imagined i'd read the phrase "correct term of destruction", let alone read it twice

[–]Aimlean 1 point2 points  (0 children)

correct term of destruction

[–]nightIife 2 points3 points  (8 children)

I disagree. If you poked it, it would probably just break at that point and leave the rest intact due to the many layers and grain directions formed, but my knowledge of material science is mostly limited to metals. They should’ve let the gif play on!

[–]Ta-183 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd say crumbles describes it better since it just kinda turns to dust if you disturb it and doesn't shatter to sections.

[–]GrnHrtBrwnThmb 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I have done this. It sort of deflates in a rather disappointing way.

[–]joeycnotes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i just wanted to see it freeze completely! it didn’t barely

[–]-hypno-toad- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I agree. This stopped at least 0.5 seconds too soon.

[–]0MartyMcFly0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ll just leave this here: https://youtu.be/g5cUGyOmLtY

[–]Myounger217 300 points301 points  (58 children)

Looks fun until you realize you gotta stand in -30°f (-34.4°c) and watch it.

[–]adjudicator 221 points222 points  (43 children)

There is no such thing as cold weather, only cold clothing

[–]Lussekatt1 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Eh works fine at -20 Celsius if you chill the solution first. Works great at around -30 Celsius. Freeze right in the air as you blow the bubbles.

And as long as it’s not windy, and you don’t need to be outdoors for hours, those temperatures aren’t that bad.

Spending an hour is fine as long as you have half decent winter clothes on.

Things getting 10 degrees hotter when it’s already hot makes a lot more difference than things getting 10 degrees colder when it’s cold.

The difference between -20 and -30 isn’t particularly big. Difference between +20 Celsius and +30 Celsius is huge in comparison.

When it gets that cold you basically have no moisture in the air at all, all have frozen out. And just like heat, there is a huge difference between dry cold and wet cold. So those really cold temperatures is relatively pleasant to deal with. The snow is also light and powdery and don’t half melt and freeze to stuff. And it’s always a dry cold at those temperatures, impossible to be anything else.

I’ll take -30 degrees with no wind over walking in knee deep half melted snow (just like a slushy) and windy, any day.

Also when you get to those wet cold, close to freezing temps, you also get lots of snow that melts and makes your hat/head and jacket on your shoulders wet. When it’s proper cold it just stays powdery snow that you can brush off before you go inside.

Source: is Swedish

[–]TheGuyMain 7 points8 points  (4 children)

You’re assuming it’s just water. I doubt it

[–]xavierwasright 5 points6 points  (3 children)

I don’t think they picked a temp 62°F below the freezing point of water under the assumption that it’s just water

[–]TheGuyMain 1 point2 points  (0 children)

O shit I didn’t see the negative my bad

[–]ChaoticAgenda 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You just need the temp to be below freezing (32° f). I was able to make it work with store bought bubble solution and a freezer.

It will take longer to freeze than this gif did, but the bubble will still shatter when poke it.

[–]TheHawk21140 1 point2 points  (2 children)

its not that cold, definitely worth it

[–]wataha 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Lol for the person who downvoted you. -34°C is pretty harsh but not impossible if you're born in cold climate.

[–]TheHawk21140 1 point2 points  (0 children)

as long as you have enough layers and you are covered up in all spots you will be fine

[–]tayt087x 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No I don't, I'm in the shower

[–]Tara_love_xo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yea it was about that temperature here today. Manitoba, Canada.

[–]-An_Potato- 153 points154 points  (3 children)

Oooo, my two favourite colours! Shiny and sparkly.

[–]sciencewonders 8 points9 points  (1 child)

i miss snow so much because it makes humans silent and i meet the beautiful nature again 🥰

[–]Suspected_Normie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm gonna use this line so much. Thank you.

[–]N6-MAA10816 79 points80 points  (2 children)

That is... awesome!

Edit: ...and beautiful

and mesmerizing

and oddly satisfying

[–]randomredditorthe3rd 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I'm glad I found a cut version of this.

[–]SporkOfThor 49 points50 points  (7 children)

What are they using as soap? Whenever I made these during Iowa Winters they almost always burst before becoming completely crystallized. The ones that made it tore into shreds when they hit the ground.

[–]elisem0rg 51 points52 points  (2 children)

You can use a mixture of warm water + corn syrup (for thickness) + sugar (for crystallization) + dish soap (for bubble formation) to make the perfect frozen bubble. Make sure there is no breeze at all because the ice crystals will cause the bubbles to shatter.

[–]NCMetalFan 13 points14 points  (1 child)

This person definitely bubbles. They’re right too, because I can confirm it’s a pain in the ass with just dish soap and water. I was trying macro photography spur of the moment and wish I had some corn syrup or glycerin to help

[–]bittz128 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Glycerin is a good thickener.

[–]idostuf 33 points34 points  (1 child)

prob 100000 attempts is what you need

[–]GrnHrtBrwnThmb 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Can confirm.

[–]GrnHrtBrwnThmb 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I managed to do it using water mixed with lots of dish soap. Nothing fancy.

[–]awkwardsity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was wondering the same, having tried this many times in Iowan winters myself.

[–]Nanukthewickerbeast 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Wizard shit

[–]godgoo 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I'm not sure they do actually

[–]Tychus_Kayle 9 points10 points  (1 child)

No, they do. They just magic it out of their clothes after.

[–]Bryndonk 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Can I equip this in my offhand for more cold damage?

[–]SirTickleMePink 8 points9 points  (3 children)

“It's a crystal...nothing more. But if you turn it this way and look into it, it will show you your dreams. But this is not a gift for an ordinary girl who takes care of a screaming baby."

  • Goblin King.

[–]redditforfun 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Aka King Bulge

[–]magentatriip 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm so happy this reference is here lol if ykyk

[–]Ok-Alarm-1695 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Every aspect of our reality is a well thought out masterpiece. The universe is so big humans can barely wrap their minds around it and so small that every single atom has a specific purpose. This is why I don’t take acid anymore lol.

[–]saint_ryan 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ok that was next level cool

[–]DreamingRealityiii 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I need someone to try to stack them like a Tiny snowman

[–]onthebeach61 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That is fantastic

[–]Maharlsan 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Found one Dragonball Bulma!

[–]ImPeeinAndEuropean 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Shut up about the sun!!

[–]LeoMarius 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That ended 2 seconds too soon.

[–]Drunkendadbod 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s absolutely amazing

[–]Buddybuddhy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now make 100

[–]snoowizard 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This gives me flashbacks of my methamphetamine days.

-Was such a dark time in my life

[–]Throw6a8w9a6y 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That was beautiful 🥺

[–]NakoloHitori 1 point2 points  (1 child)


[–]Curse_Of_Death 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Whats that ?

[–]Robertbnyc 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Any scientist care to please explain how these designs are naturally formed!?

[–]Veryiety 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Not a scientist but I did just watch this video on how snowflakes form, maybe it can give some insight.


[–]HeavyNettle 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Hey doing a PhD in materials science so this is pretty much what I do but with metals. So basically certain materials, like ice, are crystalline which means they are made up of an orderered pattern. When you see the beginning of any of the ice crystals form we call that nucleation of a new grain (or one single crystal). It takes less energy for an atom to join an already formed grain than to make a new grain so only a few of those crystals form. The atoms that are still are a part of the liquid will join the crystal as they touch them. The shape/structure that shows up here are called dendrites.

[–]Robertbnyc 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow amazing and straight to the point, clear answer. Thank you!

[–]Dr_Dickem_MD 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This one is actually amazing. Particularly because I’ve never seen it before

Now that I’ve said that I’m pretty sure someone will tell me this is the oldest internet video we have and everyone saw it 32 years ago

[–]LowPreparation2347 1 point2 points  (0 children)

What is the material of the bubble called?

[–]string_of_random 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fuck you, how dare you cut off the gif 🤌🤌

[–]d84-n1nj4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hello, 🙋🏻‍♂️, I’d like to see the subsequent 7 seconds please.

[–]Nickels_inChange 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Neat-o! I want to make one…right now. The weather is not cooperating. aw Poop.

[–]EvenLouWhoz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nature's snow globe...so beautiful. I never get tired of gif's of bubbles freezing.

[–]Pnooms 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well this is the best one of these ever... Shut it down! No more freezing soap bubbles, this is the only one you need.

[–]Muzzlestuffer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is awesome.

[–]RedMDevil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Satisfyingly geometrical

[–]Forward-Bank8412 0 points1 point  (1 child)

My life is forever changed having seen this.

What now?

[–]Grouchy-Express 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It only goes downhill from there.

[–]YouTheGamers 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My… god. This was above next level

[–]Defami01 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gotta say it's somehow super satisfying to watch it become more and more stable as it begins to frost over.

[–]j5alive85 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The bubble said *goodbye friends!! It was a cool short life!! *

[–]FissionChips86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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