If you live in certain parts of the northern hemisphere, then December means something different is in the air. And that something different is snow. Sure, the first snowfall may have occurred in November, but once December rolls around, it's going to start falling on a regular basis. For the next three or four months, there's going to plenty of white stuff all over the ground. And that's a good thing, right?
After all, snow also means freezing temperatures, which means the nearby pond can be used for skating. Plus there's also sledding and skiing. According to the song, the world turns into a "Winter Wonderland."
Oh, wait. There's actually quite a bit to complain about when it comes to snow. Sure, it's nice to look at, but that all changes if you have to drive somewhere. The road might not be properly plowed, or it might just be way too slippery.
And before you can even get out on the road, you first have to shovel out your driveway. Sure, there's always the possibility you can find a dog to do the job for you, but that's a longshot. You're probably going to end up doing it yourself.
But even before shoveling the driveway, you have to do this to your car. Not only do you have to clear off the snow, but you also have to scrape off the ice. Nothing like a tedious task in the freezing cold to start your day on the right foot.
However, there is an easier way to get all that ice of your car. This method comes from Knoxville meteorologist Ken Weathers. (And in case your wondering, according to his Twitter bio, "Ken Weathers" actually is his real name.)
When your name is Weathers, you might feel a tremendous obligation to help people deal with the weather as much as possible. You might even feel guilty that sometimes your last name can bring people so much stress. Perhaps that's why Ken Weathers posted a video on YouTube showing his method for de-icing a car.
Instead, Weathers suggests taking a bottle of a solution and spraying it directly on the windshield. "Just spray, and the ice is gone," Weather says. However, he also clarified that the liquid "is not water."
The solution is very simple to make. You just take one part water, and two parts rubbing alcohol. Mix them together, and you have your magic solution. And in addition, you can put it in a spray bottle and keep it in your car at all times.
So how does it work? Weathers explained that rubbing alcohol has a freezing point of 128 degrees below freezing. That means it won't freeze when it's in contact with your window, and that it won't freeze when you keep it inside your car during the cold weather.
So the next time you've got ice on your car, this simple alcohol solution can do the trick. And just think of how much trouble would have been saved if they had just used this solution in the movie Frozen. Sure, maybe the movie wouldn't have been as fun because it would have been over in two minutes, but at least the cold wouldn't bother anyone anyway.