If your water does not freeze do not drink it?Submitted by Daryl on Sat, 01/22/2011 - 17:49
Friends, I cannot believe that I am writing this message and I hope this is a one time incident.
Let me explain, this morning I awoke at 3:15am and got ready for work. I live in Massachusetts and while I do not know what the temperature was this morning, I can tell you that as I write this message the temp is about 21 degrees.
As everyone knows water freezes at 32 degrees. At about 4 am: I was in my car at a drive-up window. I had just ordered a cup of tea.
Just before the girl serving me, handed me my hot tea, I looked down at my full cup console and started to remove a bottle of left over water.
What caught my attention is that the contents in the bottle of what I believe to be water, was not frozen! (not even slush)
but, an almost equal amount of left over tea in a separate cup sitting in the console next to the water was frozen.
After working an 8 hour day and with temperatures still in the low of 21 degrees, the contents was still not frozen. This concerns me because I had consumed about 2/3 of the water, and yes, I feel fine and I did not notice any different taste.
I still have the bottle which is still in my car. I will check it again in the morning.
I do not wish to create a panic, as I said I feel fine, however, the bottle is a very popular New England brand. I told a couple of my co-workers about this as they have been drinking the same water and they are also fine.
I would like to know if anyone else has noticed this same phenomena.
Would any of you be willing to place a bottle of your favorite drinking water in the freezer and or in your car over night and report back here with your experiment.
Or please reply back with some scientific verifiable quote explaining why water in plastic bottles will not freeze at the temperatures that I have stated?
I have specifically not named the make of the beverage for fear of starting a panic, as I state once again I consumed about 2/3 of the bottle and I am feeling fine... I almost hesitate sending this post, but, if there is an explanation I would like to hear and or see it..
Thank you in advance...