The burning snow conspiracy debunked
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 12:25 -
Here's one you've probably heard at least once this season: All this snow on the ground is actually condensed chemicals or plastic from pollution or 'chemtrails'.
The proof: Attempts to melt it with a lighter or torch just leave the snow blackened as if it's been burned, or else releases a funny smell.
It's not just your weird friend. A quick YouTube search turns up a few thousand results from around the world, most of them going with the "condensed chemicals" hypothesis.
A few actually talked about the scientific explanation for the phenomenon, so we put together this video debunking the conspiracy theorists. Watch it above.
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