Bubbles turn to ice as temperatures drop in the coldest city on Earth

Bubbles released by a family in the Siberian city of Yakutsk instantly freeze into balls of ice as a massive cyclone carrying Arctic air brings frigid temperatures to Russia’s remote region. The footage, posted to VKontakte by user @roditeli__7 on Jan. 17, shows several family members blowing bubbles using a bubble gun and straws. The bubbles are seen to freeze instantly, with some on the hands of family members and on the duel. The recorder said they filmed the video on January 15, when temperatures were -50 degrees Celsius (-58 Fahrenheit), according to local media. On January 10, air temperatures dropped to -61.9°C in the village of Gelinda in the Sakha Republic, where Yakutsk is the capital. It was the second time this winter that air temperatures dropped below -60, according to Meteovesti.ru. The lowest temperature ever recorded in an inhabited area was -67 °C (-88.6 °F) in Oymyakon, east of Yakutsk, in 1933, according to Guinness World Records. The temperature in the city never rose above -42 degrees all week, as of Jan. 18, according to Meteovesti.ru Credit: @roditeli__7 via Storyful

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