Man’s Attempt to Pour Coca-Cola in Antarctica Ends in a Freezing Fail | “Far More Challenging Than I Thought”
Living in Antarctica can lead to some unexpected challenges, as one man discovered when he attempted to enjoy a glass of Coca-Cola in freezing temperatures. Matty Jordan, an Antarctic construction and project management expert, shared his hilarious experience on TikTok, where he provides glimpses into life at the New Zealand research station, Scott Base. The frozen Coke that Jordan got looked much like some impeccable model for a school science experiment and it might freeze your eyeballs if you stare at it for long.
In his video, Jordan can be seen battling against winds of 12 knots and temperatures as low as -57°C. Despite the extreme conditions, he bravely tries to pour a can of Coca-Cola into a cup. However, his attempt quickly turns comical as the liquid freezes mid-pour, creating a frozen sculpture reminiscent of an edgy art gallery exhibit. The glistening soda beverage was now freezing in the middle of the air as if performing some acrobatic exercise.
Jordan's caption humorously acknowledges the difficulty of his task and highlights the inspiration he drew from another video he saw featuring someone attempting a similar feat at the South Pole. "We have the coldest ambient temperatures that we’ve had all year, with the evening reaching -40°c. Add in 12 knots of wind and we’re dealing with -57°c," wrote Jordan in his Instagram post. "This was far more challenging than I thought it would be but I was inspired to recreate this Coke pouring into a glass after seeing @thejeffcapps video from the South Pole," he concluded. Another evening of fun in the cold! The video has since entertained and amused his followers, who flooded the post with humorous comments and reactions.
Some users couldn't resist cracking jokes about the situation. @lmavdheuvel quipped, "I'd like to have some ice cubes in my coke, please," while another user playfully suggested that Jordan's frozen Coca-Cola exhibit could be part of a world tour by the Museum of Modern Art. Others like @tripti3830 expressed curiosity about why anyone would attempt to sip cola and eat ice cream in such frigid weather, jokingly questioning the need for these cold treats. @issarohan_ was concerned about something else and asked, "I saw a fire exit in your last video, is it possible for something like a building to catch on fire in Antarctica?" @giannaj_5887seems to echo our wish, "Is there any way you can record a video of you pouring it? It would be so cool to see the freeze in real time!!" While a frozen Coca-Cola may not be the most refreshing beverage in -57°C temperatures, it certainly made for an entertaining experience and a memorable social media post.
So, if you ever find yourself in Antarctica, be prepared for unexpected twists when indulging in icy beverages. Jordan's frozen Coca-Cola mishap serves as a reminder that even in the harshest conditions, laughter and humor can thaw the coldest of moments.