A lot of people seem to have heard about the wonders of throwing boiling water into freezing air to watch it freeze and decided to test it out themselves given the weather conditions. Not so great idea though as it turns out. Apparently throwing boiling water in the air can end up leaving you burned by boiling water no matter how cold it is.
I think the next step is obviously to sue io9 for putting reckless ideas into peoples heads. Leave the Science! to the professionals folks.