As medical practitioners across the United States would like us to know, tossing boiling water into the air and wincing as it falls on your face, is as risky as it looks.
Americans have been warned to stop trying the "boiling water challenge" after several cases of people being burned.
Eight different individuals who took part in the challenge have been treated at the burn centers of Chicago's Loyola University Medical Center, according to Chris Vicik, the director of media relations for the triage.
The "challenge", to hurl boiling water and watch it freeze in mid-air, is a bit of a craze inspired by the polar vortex that's been gripping America.
He added it was not just the people throwing the water who are getting hurt.
"Some of them being parents or adults (who) go outside with their kids to do it, and the kids kind of get excited and step in the way, and the parents end up throwing the water on the children", Angie Whitley, the clinical care supervisor in the hospital's burn center, told the outlet.
Turns out that-we know, it's a shocker-boiling-hot water tossed in the air can come back down and burn you, CNN reports. Vicik said some of the burn victims in Chicago have been those watching the stunt.
A man walks along an ice-covered break-wall along Lake Michigan while temperatures were hovering around -20 degrees and wind chills nearing -50 degrees on January 31, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois.
Every winter we enjoy the videos of people throwing water into super cold air, where it instantly freezes.
Chicago's Cook County Health chairman of emergency medicine Jeff Schaider advised the public not to try the boiling water challenge. "There is no safe way to do it", said Loyola burn surgeon Dr Arthur Sanford to the.
Hot water challenge" leaves teen with 2nd-degree burns and right: "A photographer shares a stunning photo of the "Boiling Water Challenge".
"It's tempting to try", Schaider said.