Video: Liquid boils and freezes almost simultaneously

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Hello science fans. Unless you’re a scientist, you probably think of boiling and freezing as total opposites  but that’s not always the case.

In the video above you’ll see what happens if liquid is at a freezing point, but there’s no gas pressure. With no gas pressure the fluid can’t remain liquid; but is right on the edge of freezing and boiling. So it does both. Very cool, but definitely weird.