What Happens When You POUR Boiling Water Onto a Frozen Windshield?

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

If you’ve ever had a piece of glassware that was either on the hot or cold side of the spectrum then exposed it to something that was only other end of the temperature spectrum, you might have noticed that the intense expansion or contraction of the piece of glass might’ve caused it to crack. Because regular glassware isn’t normally designed to be able to handle this rapid temperature change, it might not be able to withstand the drastic shift. However, you’d think that with the piece of glass that is designed to be put through the elements, this might not be the case.

Thanks to YouTube, we have the opportunity to find out just that as an experiment takes an unlikely set of ideas and combined them all and one. The subject here has a car that has been sitting out in the snow, leaving the coating to really insulate the windshield and get it to a frozen temperature, making sure that it’s thoroughly chilled all the way through. From there, the experiment dictates that a pot of boiling water be thrown onto the chilled windshield see exactly what would happen.

When combining all these factors, it would really lead you to question if the experiment would have ill effect on the