Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. P Partridge

    P Partridge said, almost 4 years ago

    I wonder if Frazz is doing the polar plunge tonight. If he is, I hope not here where it’s supposed to be -6 or so

  2. Larry

    Larry said, almost 4 years ago

    back in 77 when it hit -25 here my spit froze before it hit the ground.

  3. paulproteus48640

    paulproteus48640 said, almost 4 years ago

    I think it is only supposed to get to mid teens in mid michigan tonight

  4. philipj999

    philipj999 said, almost 4 years ago

    I thought he was in LA?

  5. sonorhC

    sonorhC said, almost 4 years ago

    He was only in LA for a couple of days, on a special trip with Miss Plainwell. Given that all the kids are present in this strip, he’s presumably back home in Michigan now.

  6. wwh85cp

    wwh85cp said, almost 4 years ago

    Regarding freezing at 40 (F) - a meteorologist friend tried this on his honeymoon in Banff, Alberta, expecting it to freeze before it hit the ground.

    Epic fail, because he used COLD water. (No, I didn’t have a clue, and would have used cold water too!)

    Oddly, it only works with HOT water.

  7. wwh85cp

    wwh85cp said, almost 4 years ago


    Mid teens at this time of year? Doesn’t that qualify as a heat wave?

  8. Jeffrey Kaplan

    Jeffrey Kaplan said, almost 4 years ago


    My guess is because the BOILING water is steaming, and it’s the steam that freezes into snow. Each droplet in the steam is so small, that it’ll freeze way, WAY faster than a contiguous stream of water, even when starting from cold.

  9. Unca Jim

    Unca Jim said, almost 4 years ago



  10. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, almost 4 years ago

    they did that on youtube. some guy in russia tossed a boiling pot of water outside(-50 with wind chill), it turned to snow.

  11. colcam

    colcam said, almost 4 years ago

    If you really want to try “cold water versus hot water” freezing times get two identical metal ice cube trays (so they do not insulate the water) and fill one with cold tap water, then boil water in a pot. When it is furiously boiling have your hot pads handy, get a fellow experimenter to open the freezer as you pour the boiling water into the tray, then use the hot pads to put the hot tray in one side of the freezer while your co-experimenter puts the cold one in the other side.

    Check them at about five minute intervals and see what happens. The odds are that the hot water will barely freeze before the cold water, but as the temperature in the freezer is set lower the hot water begins to freeze more quickly while the cold water time remains about the same.

    They are still arguing about the how and why, but if you have a minus forty day, a tall building, and want to try it, make sure no one is below— and go for it.

  12. Potrzebie

    Potrzebie said, almost 4 years ago

    No I have seen the video of the European guy that tries to cannonball into a frozen pool.

  13. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 4 years ago

    This is the only way a tennis court is going to be used now. Tennis is out of style now in the US.

  14. Konabill

    Konabill said, almost 4 years ago


    That doesn’t seem possible. Water has some magic properties though. Wonder what happened to the bucket of cold water.

  15. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, almost 4 years ago


    You are so right. It’s too bad, the way the game has dropped off. Unless you’re trying to get time on a public court. With fewer players, it’s easier.

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